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 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, Science Educator (pictured below at left); 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
News and Events
News and Information on Past Programs:
Our Facebook page has lots of current and past climate change news and program information.
Here are links to pages with information about two recent major Center programs:
♥ On September 21, 2019 the Center hosted 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. The program was co-sponsored with the West Virginia University College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Project.
♥ On December 1, 2018, the Center organized a day-long public workshop program with a dozen featured speakers, also in Morgantown, titled "National Energy Conference 2018 -- Climate Issues Update." 225 people attended. There are links to Conference videos, powerpoints and more at the Climate Issues Update 2018 Conference Page. Again we partnered with the West Virginia University College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development.
News and Information on Upcoming Programs:
Planning has begun for a program on "A Just Transition" in Charleston, WV in February 2020 -- and for an "Earth Climate Week" series of programs in Morgantown in April 2020.
To be informed about these and other future programs, please scroll down and join our e-list. Stay tuned!