Hoots and Hollers, the OVEC Blog

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Vigil for Water
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Jan 28, 2022
Uniting in Times of Crisis
Working with OVEC during this time truly proved to me that possibilities are endless when we unite during times of crisis. More
Issues: MCHM
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2022
A Note of Gratitude for OVEC from Allen Johnson
The legacy of OVEC will continue positive ripples for the good in Appalachian and elsewhere for generations to come. More
Issues: Mountaintop removal
OVEC's special collection library
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 18, 2021
OVEC Closing Doors
As OVEC closes our doors, it is our fervent hope is that existing and new groups will continue to build even more power to help improve the outlook for our region. More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 4, 2021
OVEC Co-Directors Tonya Adkins and Vivian Stockman Retiring
We are grateful for the opportunity to have been part of OVEC! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Nov 2, 2021
Carbon Capture is Not a Solution to the Climate Crisis
It is not just the idea of spending billions on CCUS, an unproven technology, that is ridiculous. CCUS is not a solution to mitigating climate change. More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 28, 2021
Prayer for Senator Manchin During All Saints Day, November 1, 2021
We ask that you instill in Senator Manchin and other leaders a sense of urgency to move quickly with meaningful action providing hope to our generations to come. More
Issues: Climate changeFaith
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 26, 2021
October 27: Coal Community Workgroup Listening Session in Beckley 
If you are in or near Beckley on October 27, you can take advantage of this opportunity to meet directly with state legislators on this topic. More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalRenewable energyTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Sep 23, 2021
Dying of Dioxin
The possible build-up of a petrochemical hub in the Ohio River Valley might lead to even more dioxin exposures for local residents. More
Issues: Pollution
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Sep 21, 2021
Fact Sheet: Carbon Capture and Storage and Carbon Capture and Utilization
CCS is no false solution to slowing climate change. Investing in renewable energy is a better option for the environment and human health. More
Issues: Climate changePipelines
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Aug 25, 2021
The Myth of Carbon Capture Technology
CCS cannot address the climate crisis. It is being used to evade investing in proven technologies like solar and wind energy and energy efficiency. More
Issues: Climate changeFossil fuelsFrackingPollution
canned goods
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 18, 2021
Using Mixed Miscellaneous Crops-Blog 65 in a Gardening Series
Her are some ideas about ways to preserve your harvest. More
Issues: Sustainability
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 12, 2021
What You Don’t Grow Yourself-Blog 63 in a Gardening Series
Didn't grow that? Visit your local farmers market to find it. More
Issues: Sustainability
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Aug 9, 2021
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Can Save the World
Vandana Shiva has said, “We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.” More
Issues: Climate changePetrochemicalsPipelinesPollution
drawing of potato
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 5, 2021
Potatoes-Blog 62 in a Gardening Series
Potatoes: plant 'em. But know what to do and what to watch for... More
garlic and onions drying
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 30, 2021
Son of Scientist in the Garden-Blog 61 in a Gardening Series
Confound it all! There's always other element than the factor you’re testing for, in this case working the soil, that may influence the outcome you’re measuring, in the case the size of the onion crop. More
Issues: Sustainability
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 24, 2021
Growing Your Own Grain (OK, Some Seeds Too)-Blog 60 in a Gardening Series
People think it isn’t feasible to grow grain on a backyard scale but it can be done. But I’m sorry to say it ain’t that easy, except for corn. More
Issues: Sustainability
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jul 23, 2021
The Climate Crisis We Can No Longer Afford to Ignore
The deadly climate crisis is worsening. We cannot afford “all of the above” as energy options. Greta Thunberg has repeatedly said, “I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.” More
Issues: Climate changePipelines
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 20, 2021
Death, Taxes and Weeding-Blog 59 in a Gardening Series
Musings on mulch and weeds, which can really feed your compost pile, and several secrets. More
Issues: Sustainability
drawing oftomato
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 15, 2021
An Abundance of Tomatoes-Blog 58 in a Gardening Series
My tomatoes are pouring in, a pungent red river with headwaters in my garden and the mouth in my kitchen. Here's some of what can be done with an abundance of tomatoes. More
Issues: Sustainability
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