West Virginia Center on Climate Change
What is the West Virginia Center on Climate Change?
The West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“the Center” or “WV3C”) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Morgantown, WV. The Center is an initiative of Friends of Blackwater ("FOB"), a regional conservation group.
The WV3C Advisory Board are Emily Calandrelli, Science Educator (pictured at left); Rafe Pomerance, Chair, Arctic 21; James Van Nostrand, Director, WVU Center for Energy and Sustainability; Patrick McGinley, WVU Law Professor; and Evan Hansen, WV House of Delegates.
How can I learn more?
Scroll down for information on WV3C events and activities, and to join our e-list for updates. Follow our postings on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram at @climatecenterwv. You may also contact Logan Thorne, WV3C Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-657-5455.
What are the Center's mission and strategy?
West Virginians, like people all over the world, are increasingly affected by the crisis of human-caused global warming and climate change. To address this challenge, West Virginians need science-based research, education, communication, dialogue, advocacy, policy, and action.
The mission of the WV3C is to help meet these needs by bringing up-to-date, multi-disciplinary, scientific and policy expertise into a wide range of civic and community settings, in a nonpartisan and constructive way. The Center is an informational, partnership, and leadership resource for a wide range of individuals, organizations, and institutions. The Center takes an “all of the above” and pro-innovation position on climate solutions.
The Center's strategic approach is to: (1) help create and deploy effective, accessible, inclusive, justice-focused, science-based educational programs; (2) help build grass-roots and leadership understanding; (3) help foster common-sense and constructive dialogue; and (4) help identify, develop, and promote policy options and common-ground solutions that will lead to effective action.