West Virginia Center on Climate Change

This is a temporary webpage for the West Virginia Center on Climate Change. A new website and social media presence are under construction.
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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.  It was founded in 2019 by Friends of Blackwater ("FOB"), a regional conservation group, to continue and expand programs begun by FOB's Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impacts Initiative.  The Center is currently under the fiscal supervision of FOB, and has a separate advisory Board.

How can I learn more?

Scroll down for more information on WV3C events and activities; and check out our Facebook page.   You may also contact Logan Thorne, Director, logan.thorne.lt@gmail.com, 304-657-5455, or Thomas Rodd, Project Supervisor, thomasrodd@hotmail.com, 304-541-4494; 304-265-0018.

What are the Center's Mission and Strategy?

West Virginians are deeply affected by the crisis of human-caused global warming and climate change.  To address this challenge and to protect their future, 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; and to be an informational and leadership resource to 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 proud to announce the initial Advisory Board for the Center: Emily Calandrelli, science educator; Rafe Pomerance, Arctic 21; James Van Nostrand, WVU Center for Energy and Sustainability; Patrick McGinley, WVU law professor; and Evan Hansen, WV House of Delegates.  More news, events, and activities will follow soon -- stay tuned!

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.