MOVCA Third Thursday Program goes virtual

Neighborhood News Marietta Times Jun 17, 2020

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action’s June 18 Third Thursday program will be a virtual panel and open discussion beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the Zoom platform. This is the group’s first attempt at offering a Third Thursday program virtually.

The discussion will center on actions and reactions to the recently released documentary, The Story of Plastic. Participants will have the opportunity to view the film on their own schedule in their own homes prior to reconvening for the Zoom meeting to discuss how to #BreakFreeFromPlastic.

“MOVCA is pleased to offer this as a public program, open to the community,” said Adeline Bailey, program organizer. “You can get a free ‘ticket’ to view the documentary by signing up on our page on Eventbrite ( Once you’re registered, we will send you a link to view the film, along with an invitation to get into the Zoom meeting on the 18th.”

The discussion on Zoom will include presentations from a panel of speakers: Bev Reed, community organizer and liaison for Concerned Ohio River Residents, John Detwiler, a long-time member of the Marcellus Protest in Pittsburgh; Alex Cole, community organizer for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition; and Dr. Randi Pokladnik, researcher and columnist on environmental issues impacting the Appalachian region. MOVCA chair Eric Engle will moderate the panel.