Take Action Locally
On Nov. 17, 2006,
became the first municipality in West Virginia to support a
global greenhouse gas agreement. The Town Council voted to sign
on to the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement.
No matter where you
live, you can attend Town Council and County Commission
meetings--over and over again, if you need to--and ask that
your local officials sign on to the
U.S. Mayor's Climate
Show your officials the
Blueprint for Any City and let them know reducing
greenhouse gas emissions can save money.
Sierra Club's Cool Cities
OVEC recommends that you and your
OVEC believes that global warming poses the gravest threat to
our planet and mankind. Therefore, we are working with the
Civil Society Institute
and other groups across the nation to advance energy
policy that promotes safe, clean, renewable wind and solar and
other clean energy initiatives. We can make our nation a leader
on combating the impacts of global warming! We believe that a
strong citizen's voice is needed to advance these measures.
That is why we are collaborating with CSI and other groups to
form a grassroots movement:
Citizens Leading Energy Action Now (CLEAN)
-- a groundswell of citizens that can not be ignored by
Washington DC policy makers.
Right now, the thing we most need you to do is help us expand
our network. Please take a moment to forward this text to at
least five friends, associates or family members, and ask them
to sign the
CLEAN Call To Action today. Let them know a new energy
policy is necessary and we can no longer wait for our business
leaders and politicians to get there. It's up to us to act.
OVEC has had a hand in shaping this Call to Action and
believes that the policies proposed in the Call are essential to
reduce greenhouse gasses, to reduce global warming, and will
help create a new clean, green energy economy for our nation.
Since our government has been dragging its feet, it's time
for citizens to lead NOW. Individuals as well as organizations
can sign on to this call. Our government officials need to hear
from regular people that they should move forward quickly with
this new energy policy that promotes clean, renewable energy to
preserve the planet for the sake of our children and future
The U.S., which accounts for 25% of all global warming gasses
has a responsibility to be a leader on this issue.
Please join OVEC in this important effort. And please,
encourage your friends and family members to join the CLEAN Call
to Action, too.
Global warming will bring more frequent and
intense storms resulting in more costly and dangerous flooding.
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Mel Tyree: Cooperation needed to avert global
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Naysayers suppressing global warming threat
Report criticizes W.Va. for global warming
Atmospheric Scientist Offers View of a Changed WV
What if W.Va. started thinking of climate
change policies that would be good for the state?
Sept. 24, 2009 Washington Post:
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Scientist Mel Tyree may be available to speak on global warming
to your group. Contact vivian (at) ohvec.org for more info.
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Energy Action Coalition
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