Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT

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Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, West Virginia 
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003

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Linda Frame 
West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy 

Reimagine Appalachia:

What Would A Green New Deal that Works for Appalachia Look Like?

Help us build a progressive future as we put together a blueprint for action.

Speakers and stakeholders from West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio will form a blueprint to amplify our voices to expand economic opportunity AND reduce our greenhouse gas output.

Break-out sessions will include:

  • The role of Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley in the national movement to address climate change.
  • Analysis of the Forces eroding job quality in our region-and of practical ways to restore shared prosperity.
  • Discussion of greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and energy spending by sector, state and the region as a whole.
  • Power mapping, regional messaging discussion, and planning for outreach strategy to presidential candidates and state and local candidates/officials.

Please go here for a preview of the agenda.


All attendees must book their room at Oglebay for the evening of March 26. Please ask for the Reimagine Appalachia group rate (ends on February 28).

Please register and book your room by February 28 to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be notified by March 4.

Dinner on March 26, breakfast and lunch on March 27 provided to all attendees.

Contact Oglebay at (877) 436-1797 to book your room. Please reference the Reimagine Appalachia Group and code 41301 when making your reservation. Please do not book online.


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Hosted by: 

  • West Virginia: West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, West Virginia Rivers Coalition 
  • Kentucky: Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
  • Ohio:  Policy Matters Ohio (PMO), Freshwater Accountability Project 
  • Pennsylvania: Keystone Research Center, League of Women Voters, Breathe Project, Re-Imagine Beaver County, PennFuture, Center for Coalfield Justice, Re-Imagine Butler County    

Photo credit: Vivian Stockman/ohvec.org