West Virginia Center on Climate Change

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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.  

How can I learn more?

Scroll down for information on WV3C events and activities, and to join our e-list for updates.  Also check out our Facebook page.   You may also contact Logan Thorne, Director, logan.thorne.lt@gmail.com, 304-657-5455. 

What are the Center's mission and strategy?

West Virginians, like people all over the world, are 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 and leadership resource for a wide range of individuals, organizations, and institutions.  The Center takes an “all of the above” 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. 

Join us!

News and Events

We are excited to announce a major public workshop program on "Climate Change and Public Health: Addressing the Growing Crisis," on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in Morgantown, West Virginia. 
There is no registration cost.  We already have several great expert speakers lined up, with more to come.  Continuing Education credits for certified public health and social work professionals (5 CPH-CE hours) are available. 
Click on the "Learn More and RSVP" button below for more information, and to reserve your place now!
Keynote Luncheon Presenter:  Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
 This program is sponsored by the West Virginia University College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development and the West Virginia Center on Climate Change, a project of Friends of Blackwater, cooperating with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Project.

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Past Program Highlights -- 2018 National Energy Conference in Morgantown


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.