West Virginia Center on Climate Change

Welcome! If you are interested in the free February 5, 2020 "Fair Transition" program in Charleston WV, the link is directly below this heading. RSVP now to ensure a seat!
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SEE FULL INFORMATION AND RSVP AT THIS LINK for "LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND: ENSURING A FAIR TRANSITION  FOR WORKERS AND  COMMUNITIES," Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 7:00–9:00 PM, Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.

 

 

 

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 and Thomas, WV.  The Center is an initiative of Friends of Blackwater ("FOB"), a regional conservation group.  

The Center's Advisory Board are Emily Calandrelli, Emmy-nominated Science Educator; Rafe Pomerance, Chair, Arctic 21; Professor 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 links to 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 logan.thorne.lt@gmail.com or 304-657-5455. 

What are the Center's mission and strategy?

West Virginians 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 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. 

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News and Events

Upcoming Programs/Events 

 

SEE FULL INFORMATION AND RSVP AT THIS LINK for "LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND: ENSURING A FAIR TRANSITION  FOR WORKERS AND  COMMUNITIES," Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 7:00–9:00 PM, Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.

Planning has also begun for an April 2020 "Earth Climate Month" series of programs in Morgantown. Sign up for our e-list and stay tuned!   

 

New and Noteworthy

 

Our work making the climate change and West Virginia connection was just featured in a nationally-reported article in Inside Climate News! 

We were also featured in this cool new podcast version of the WV Gazette-Mail story by Kate Mishkin about saving the creatures of the Highlands!

Our Facebook page posts climate change news that is especially relevant to West Virginia, and information about WV3C's work.

 

Past WV3C Events

 

On September 21, 2019 the Center co-sponsored a day-long public workshop program titled "Climate Change and Public Health: Addressing the Growing Crisis" in Morgantown, WV.  125 people attended.  There are videos of Conference presentations, links to Powerpoint slides, and more at the Climate Change and Public Health Conference Page.  

On December 1st, 2018 the Center co-sponsored a day-long public workshop program with a dozen expert speakers in Morgantown, titled "National Energy Conference 2018 -- Climate Issues Update."  225 people attended.  There are links to Conference videos, Powerpoint slides and more at the Climate Issues Update 2018 Conference Page. 

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Publications

Tom Rodd with Friends of Blackwater plays banjo and leads the group in a song at the Earth Day event, on Saturday.

Kitchen Klimate Science: WV3C's "Chef Tom" Rodd and Director Logan Thorne do the  "Greenhouse Boogie" with visitors at the Morgantown Farmer's Market pavilion.