Climate Corner: Jobs, the Economy & Renewable Energy – George Banziger

When I was vacationing in northern Minnesota in summer 2019, I took a boat tour of the Port of Duluth. The tour guide pointed out a large number of wind turbines that had just arrived from Germany and… Read More

Recommended readings for April

March 2021 –  MOVCA Selected Media Postings Compiled by Cindy Taylor Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Opinion Column by Rev. Robin Blakeman, project coordinator for  OVEC “Robin Blakeman: Encouraging to see Manchin back… Read More

Iafrate joins team at Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Actionv

Mar 27, 2021 Staff Reports Angela Iafrate PARKERSBURG — Angela Iafrate has accepted a parttime position as engagement and program coordinator with the not-for-profit volunteer group Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action. “Angie will work with MOVCA leadership team… Read More

The real cost of plastics

Mar 27, 2021 Randi Pokladnik Plastic manufacturers want us to believe that our lives would not be complete without plastics. While there are beneficial applications for plastics, our reliance on single-use plastics, which make up 40 percent… Read More

Future Appalachian Shale Gas Drilling Unprofitable and Petrochemical Buildout Unlikely

Appearing on-line on Ohio River Valley Institute (an independent, nonprofit research and communications center – “Sound research for a more sustainable, equitable, democratic, and prosperous Appalachia”: March 23, 2021  Article by Eric de Place, research fellow, about new… Read More

Water is life, except in WV

Monday was World Water Day — a day recognized by 20 global water and related organizations to raise awareness of water crises globally and to recognize and celebrate what water means to us all. In West Virginia, however,… Read More

Local environmental impacts should be discussed

Mar 17, 2021 George Banziger I am pleased to see that the Marietta Times is concerned about the environmental impact of energy sources, as demonstrated by their editorial which appeared in the March 11, 2021 edition. The editorial… Read More

A solution in search of a hero

Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Opinion column by Jim Probst, state coordinator of West Virginia Citizens’ Climate Lobby We have been through an awful lot in the past 12 months and, as we… Read More

We can call a truce on the war against nature

Appearing on-line in The Bargain Hunter (Weekly news magazine serving Ohio Counties: Holmes, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and the surrounding area. Stark, Medina, Summit and Cuyahoga): Friday, March 12, 2021 Column by Dr. Randi Pokladnik Spring is just around the… Read More

Climate myths and misconceptions

Mar 20, 2021 Aaron Dunbar Several months ago I participated in a public outdoor event with Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action. At some point in the afternoon, a gentleman walking his very lovely dog through the area stopped… Read More