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September 19

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Below: Events of Interest ~ Films, Fairs and More...Tonight, This Week, Next Month

TONIGHT (September 19) ~ Real Solutions to Rising Electric Rates
A public meeting co-sponsored by
Energy Efficient West Virginia, the Coalition for Reliable Power, and West Virginia GreenWorks

Senior Monongalians Center at Mountaineer Mall (5000 Green Bag Rd, Morgantown)
6 PM ~ Doors open at 5:30 PM
(Light refreshments will be provided.)

Our pockets feel it – electricity rates are rising. What’s really happening and what can we do about it?

Coal is becoming costly, so the utility Mon Power (formerly Allegheny Power) received approval from the Public Service Commission to increase our electricity rates. What if Mon Power helped more citizens to become energy efficient, rather than making citizens pay for the cost of electric waste and new power plants?

We invite you to discuss how the Public Service Commission sets electric rates and how we can voice our demand for stronger energy efficiency programs from Mon Power.

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TONIGHT ~ a special premiere of the new documentary "Not in our Town: Light in the Darkness."

"Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness"
6 PM Monday, Sept. 19
Grace Bible Church
600 Kanawha Blvd. West
Charleston, WV

Light in the Darkness” is the third documentary in the Not in our Town series and tells the story of residents of a Long Island village who came together to restore their community after an onslaught of violent hate crimes targeting Latinos occurred, including an attack by seven teenagers that resulted in the death of a 13 year old resident.

The film provides communities with a blueprint on taking action against intolerance. After the film there will be a panel discussion with local community leaders on how to build a more inclusive community, as well as light refreshments.

Please join with ACLU WV, Charleston Area Alliance, Charleston Police Department, Civil Rights Division of the Office of the WV Attorney General, Create West Virginia, Fairness WV, NAACP of Charleston, Islamic Center, OneKanawha, Temple Israel, Tuesday Morning Group, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, U.S. Attorney’s Office-Southern District of West Virginia, and the YWCA of Charleston in showing this film.

And to those of you who can't make the trip to Charleston-- don't worry! You can still catch this incredible documentary:

"Light in the Darkness" will air nationally and locally on PBS stations on Sept. 21 at 10 p.m.

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Thursday & Friday (Sept. 22-23) ~  Energy Film Festival

LaBelle Theater (South Charleston) 311 D Street, South Charleston

Brought to you by Linceo Research, the WV International Film Festival, and Kanawha Valley Connections. All films start at 7PM. Admission is FREE.

Thursday ~ "Carbon Nation" an inspirational, optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan film that shows how tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national and energy security, and promotes good health and a clean environment. Interview with Director Peter Byck kicks off the screening.

Friday ~ "Gasland" Josh Fox's 2010 Sundance Film Festival Selection about the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in the United States. WV Legislator Nancy Guthrie will introduce the film.

For more information call (304) 941-3281.

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Saturday, September 24 ~ Kanawha Valley Sustainability Fair ~ Turing Your Vision into Reality

Kanawha Valley Connections will hold its 3rd annual Kanawha Valley Sustainability Fair on Saturday, September 24, 2011. The Fair will run from 10AM to 4PM at the Columbia Gas Transmission Building, 1700 MacCorkle Avenue SE, in Charleston.  The fair features exhibits on local agriculture, ecology, transportation, energy, health, arts, music, family and community resources. Some of the key features this year are: live demonstrations, shopping (don’t forget to bring your reusable bag for all your purchased goodies), and of course “green” education for both your business and home. Admission is FREE. For more information visit www.kvsfair.org  or call (304) 941-3281. 

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Sunday, September 25 ~ Intentional Community Gathering in Charleston

Community means different things to everyone. Maybe it is just a pot luck once a month, a house share/co op in the city, buying food together in a co op, home school group, Rural living, social activism, volunteering,  C.S.A,  skill trades/barter, social networking, cottage industry,  or any sustainable community.

Everyone interested in any or all facets of INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY is invited to a gathering hosted the the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Charleston.

Sunday, September 25th, 2011 1PM - 3 PM 520 Kanawha Blvd West  

For more information call 304-345-5042 or e-mail westvirginiacommunity@yahoo.com or unitarians@frontier.com

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October 7-9 ~ WV Environmental Council Fall Conference

Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual WVEC Fall Conference at Camp Pioneer in Beverly, WV (just outside Elkins).  Highlights of this years conference include a series of workshops on rising electric rates and energy policy sponsored by Energy Efficient West Virginia and  the Coalition for Reliable Power, and a panel discussion with state legislators on Marcellus Shale drilling and the ongoing need for regulation. 

Schedule and registration form available at www.wvecouncil.org.

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