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Organizer Training II: Power Organizing!
December 8-10, 9a.m. - 5p.m.
Jackson's Mill Conference Center, Harrison Building (has dorms for $12.50/night)
Food provided; please indicate dietary restrictions or needs when you register
Friday, 6-8 meet and greet with film showing to follow: "In the Hills and Hollows" by Keely Kernan
Saturday, 9a.m. - 5p.m. Regional thought leaders will be present and giving workshops on:
This training will add to what we learned in Organizer I and take us to the next level. High-profile presenters from around the region will lend us their experience in learning how to solve problems, build people-centered power, and make lasting change.
You do not need to have attended Organizer I to attend this workshop!
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 304-642-9436.
WATER IS LIFE Rally and Concert, Saturday December 2 in Richmond, VA - REGISTER HERE - buses available from cities in VA
People vs. Oil & Gas Summit
Start:November 17, 2017•10:00 AM
End: November 20, 2017•10:00 AM
Location: Omni William Penn•530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Host Contact Info: Robby@stopthefrackattack.orgThe oil and gas industry is aggressively expanding -- promoting pipelines, oil trains, LNG export facilities, fracked gas power plants and more to support the continued expansion and export of these dirty fossil fuels. This infrastructure boom threatens to lock in fossil fuel production for decades to come - impacting frontline communities, threatening the global climate and harming people’s air, water, and health. But across North America, people are rising up to challenge the oil and gas infrastructure boom, fighting instead for a clean energy future.
Join us at the People vs. Oil & Gas Infrastructure, A Summit for Communities fighting back from Nov. 17-20 in Pittsburgh, PA for the largest gathering to date of groups fighting new fossil fuel infrastructure.
2017 Shale & Public Health Conference
November 13, 2017
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (registration/sign-in at 8:30)
Pitt University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA 15260
Featuring new research and practical applications:
The conference itself is free, $14 for buffet lunch.
If you are coming from out-of-town, a block of discounted hotel rooms is available at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, (412) 682-6200, Code 1126841SH.Register Now
Organizer Training I
Saturday, October 28, 9a.m. - 4p.m.
Lewis County Senior Center
If you are eager to make change, if you want to stop the fossil fuel takeover and secure a clean energy economy for West Virginia, this training is for you. Come to learn the basics of organizing - so simple, yet not easy - from those who've been in the fight for years, and have fun at the same time.
West Virginia-wide Town Hall: Solutions that Work for the Working Class
Ritchie County High School Gym, 201 Ritchie Co School Rd Ste 2, Ellenboro, West Virginia 26346
October 24th, 2017, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Start an action-focused round-table for people who want solutions, not more talk
WV Grassroots summit
If you are interested in joining us in DC September 26-27 or have more questions, please call our offices at 304.346.5891 or email us at email@example.com.
Public Meeting Regarding Antero Landfill Project
Sponsored by WV Rivers Coalition and Friends of the Hughes
Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00pm
Harrisville Women’s Club
121 W. Main St., Harrisville WV 26362
Come to learn:
Details of the proposed project
Environmental and health considerations
Permitting requirements and processes
The public is encouraged to attend! Email firstname.lastname@example.org more information
August 27, Huntington
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Public Meeting with Antero Regarding Clearwater Water Treatment Facility and Landfill
Friday, August 19, 6:00 p.m., Ritchie County High School Auditorium
The proposed Antero landfill and wastewater treatment facility encompasses approximately 486 acres in Doddridge and Ritchie Counties. The facility would treat fracking wastewater for re-use and dispose of the salt byproducts in the attached landfill. It is still unclear how they plan to dispose of the sludge byproduct. The project would impact 89 streams and 11 wetlands and is located 4 miles upstream of Harrisville’s drinking water intake. The Antero 401 application contains insufficient information to be approved.
On July 23rd, march to Governor McAuliffe’s house with hundreds of pipeline fighters, river lovers, faith leaders, farmers, climate activists, moms and grandfathers.
Demand real leadership for:
WHEN: Saturday, July 23rd from 12 noon – 3:00 p.m. Rally at noon. March to the Governor’s mansion at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Richmond, VA. Meet at historic Brown’s Island Park along the James River for the rally. Brown’s Island is accessible via pedestrian entrances at Tredegar Street & South 5th and South 7th Streets respectively, and by Richmond’s Canal Walk (Google Map).
WHO: Virginians and West Virginians from the mountains to the sea who want healthy communities and a safe climate!
July 22-24, Philadelphia, PA
During the democratic national convention, we will be marching to demand our nation move forward on clean energy. Workshops on Saturday, followed by a march at noon on Sunday, to protest dirty fossil fuels and push for a clean energy future!
Join in a National Frack-Free America Day of Action
June 7, 2016
Host your own "toxic tea party," or dlick on the link above for more ideas.
Break Free Event, Washington DC
Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 1pm, Washington, D.C.
Join Sierra Club volunteers and our partners from across the region to demonstrate in front of the White House and march to the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool to show our opposition to natural gas pipelines, fracking and dirty fuels. From the Arctic to the Gulf to the Atlantic, we are united in asking President Obama to protect our climate, communities and coasts. We will be joined by speakers from communities potentially impacted in all three regions.
Across the country we are calling on the Obama Administration to take action to keep fossil fuels in the ground. From fracking, to oil trains, to offshore drilling, to natural gas pipelines, we know that our climate and communities need us to move beyond fossil fuels to clean energy and we are calling on the Obama Administration to swiftly move towards that.
Watch the THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community—Trailer. It's time to March for our environment. Now is the time!
E3C - Extreme Energy Extraction Conference
May 13 - 16, 2016
Laurelville Mennonite Conference Center
Mt. Pleasant, PA
Scores of groups from around the country will engage in this conference to support and encourage activism and service around stopping extraction and promoting renewable energy. MLPA will be among the groups represented at this exciting event!
Renewable Energy in West Virginia Conference
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall
519 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25703
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