BREAKING NEWS:

   The West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”) has scheduled — for Monday, January 25, 2021, from 7:00-8:30 PM USET — a free, live, expert-led, Zoom-based public webinar/discussion program, titled: “’What Now?’ — Climate Solutions in 2021, and Securing a Just Transition for West Virginia.”   

   Space is limited; for more information and to reserve a place now, please click here 

   Registrants will be sent updates with program details, and a post-event recording will be available. We expect to announce the webinar speakers in mid-December 2020. The West Virginia University College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development is a co-sponsor.  

   In other news, nearly two hundred people attended WV3C’s recent live webinar programs, which are now available on YouTube.  Click on the program title to go to the recording:  July 29, 2020  “Who Speaks for the Trees?” (all about forest carbon storage, with William Moomaw and Sam Davis); and October 22, 2020 — “What Do We Tell the Kids, and What Are They Telling Us?” (all about “Climate Generations,” with Dana Fisher and Danielle Lawson). 

   It was an honor to present these compelling speakers to enthusiastic audiences, and we enjoyed our first forays into web-based programs.  The programs had great presentations, moderation, questions, and discussion.  We appreciate everyone who participated, and we appreciate the co-sponsorship and support by the WV Rivers Coalition and the WV Citizen Action Education Fund.

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   The West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”) is a project of the nonprofit organization Friends of Blackwater.  The WV3C carries out science-based education and dialogue programs to help West Virginians — and our friends and allies everywhere — to better understand and meet the challenge of global warming and the climate crisis.

   We post climate news and links, with a science/West Virginia focus, on our Facebook page Check it out and like and share! 

   We invite you to look over our website menu at the top of the page, learn about some of our past programs, our people, and our mission.  Use the buttons below to join our e-list for occasional news and updates, and to make a tax-deductible donation to support this effort.

   Stay safe! — from the WV3C team

OUR MISSION

We work in West Virginia and the surrounding region to help meet the challenge of global warming and the climate crisis.

Our programs emphasize climate impacts and issues that are most significant to West Virginians, presented in collaborative settings to maximize learning and dialogue. 

The West Virginia Center on Climate Change takes an “all of the above” position on climate solutions.  

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OUR STRATEGY

The Center organizes expert-led educational programs bringing scientific and policy expertise to West Virginians in a wide range of public settings.

We employ traditional and new media strategies to increase public awareness of climate change impacts and solutions.

We engage with community partner organizations and individuals to amplify West Virginia climate change programs and resources.

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OUR PEOPLE

Our team and Advisory Board offer decades of experience in the fields of climate change communication, energy law, environmental science, and business.

Scholars, professionals, and other experts provide guidance and content for all WV3C programs and initiatives. 

The nonprofit conservation group Friends of Blackwater provides funding, oversight, and support services to the WV3C. We welcome tax-deductible donations from individuals and foundations. 

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