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August 2009

Floods ... Again
OVEC Organizer Wins International Recognition with Green Nobel
JOBS and Energy Answers for Our WV Mountain Communities
Picnic for Green JOBS
MTR Mining Equipment Taken Off Gauley Mountain For Now
Board Adds Conditions to Disputed Fayette County Mine Permit
Lets Make Sure the Transition to a Clean, Green Energy Future in WV is a Peaceful One
Calling All Potential New OVEC Board of Directors Members!
Congress Doesnt Always Want to Come CLEAN
The CLEAN Citizens Leading For Energy Action Now
American Clean Energy Security Act: Coal Rewarded
Good Gosh, We Could Have Used That Money to Jump Start the Clean Energy Future in America!
Slurry Lawsuit Settlers Frustrated With Wait for Money
Mountains Aided With First-Ever Fundraising Concert in North Carolina
Sludge Safety Project Legislative Session Wrap-Up
DEPs Sludge Study Results: Agency Still Dont Know Nuthin
OVEC Organizer Testifies at Senate MTR Hearing
Thanks for All the Volunteers Who Helped After the Floods
Fighting For Our Ancestors Resting Places
Lobbying for Green Jobs in DC
Growing Movement Demands Protection for Mountains, Climate, Humanity
Environmental Groups Ask EPA to Take Over WV Pollution Permitting
Byrds Eye View: Staffers Get Close-Up Views of Mountain Range Removal
A Good Win in A Critical Federal Court Case Against MTR
Judicial Bill Pulled by Governor
Supreme Court Case Makes WV A National Laughingstock
Eating For OVEC Keeps Raising $$$
Photovoice Participants Capture their Communities in Images
Photovoice Exhibitions Well Covered By Local and Statewide Media
You Dont Have to Go to Copenhagen to Make a Difference
Obama and Mountaintop Removal Mining: The Roller Coaster Ride
New CD Celebrates Coalfield Resistance to Mountaintop Removal
Blair Mountain and the National Register of Historic Places
Ashford Yesterday, Today and Maybe Tomorrow?
Come Home to West Virginia? Buyer Beware!
Louv-ley Day in Charleston
Who Are They Kidding?
Web Extras:
Open Letter to Governor Manchin about Blair Mountain
Matewan, West Virginia

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Winds of Change Newsletter, August 2009     See sidebar for table of contents

Louv-ley Day in Charleston

Rich Louv, author of Last Child In the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder (Algonquin Books 2005), spoke on Earth Day Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Charleston.

His topic was "Leave No Child Inside West Virginia." About 70 people attended the lecture and reception, sponsored by OVEC and the Unitarian Universalists Fellowship. Kathryn Stone had these reflections:

"As someone who grew up on a farm in semi-rural New England of the 1930s and 1940s, who roamed the woods picking lady slippers and the fields picking wildflower bouquets, who sat under a lone pine tree on a hill reading on a hot summer day, who defiantly sat on the sun porch while lightning flashed, loving the drama and excitement of it, who listened to the frogs croaking in the creek and picked wild blueberries in a nearby swamp, who played hopscotch, hide-and-seek and kick-the-can with neighborhood kids and cooled off with them in the local brook (really a mud hole) and who had a tree house for a refuge, I truly relate to Richard Louvs plea to restore to our children the joys and benefits of exposure to nature and the wonderful out-of-doors."

OVEC extends a big thanks to our co-sponsors: Appalachian Center for the Economy and the Environment, WV Sierra Club, WV Highlands Conservancy, WV Citizen Action Group and WV Environmental Education Association.


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