It’s the busy fall season, so as usual there is so much going on! Below you will find additional upcoming events taking place that weren’t included in the email last week.
October 14, Energy Justice NC Virtual Campaign Meet-up, 7pm
Would you like to know how we can take control of our energy system right here at home? Join Energy Justice NC Coalition partners for this webinar to learn more about how we can take back the power from Duke Energy, and put it where it belongs: in the hands of the customers. For more information to join the webinar on Monday at 7 p.m. RSVP here.
October 15, Burning the Gas ‘Bridge Fuel’ Myth Panel
7-8:30 pm, Community United Church of Christ, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh
Join us to learn about how fossil gas is NOT acceptable for North Carolina from an incredible panel of speakers:
– William Barber III (NC Poor Peoples’ Campaign and the Climate Reality Project)
– Lorne Stockman (Oil Change International)
– Sherri White-Williamson (Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice, Retired and Board of R.E.A.C.H)
– Jorden Revels (Student at UNC Pembroke, SGA Vice President, and 2019 Udall Scholar)
– Donna Chavis (Senior Fossil Fuels Campaigner at Friends of the Earth)
Gas is frequently justified by our legislators, including Gov. Roy Cooper, as a “bridge fuel” to renewable energy. That is a myth. Every new gas infrastructure project is another instance of environmental injustice, and a promise to raise the global temperature even higher. Flyer below and more information here.
October 17, Survival By Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink
5-7 pm, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh
Nature Research Center, 4th floor, William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center
Join us to learn about Audubon’s new climate science report and the 200+ North Carolina birds at risk from climate change. We’ll explore how our fates are intertwined with birds and the actions we can take to save our shared future. More information and RSVP.
October 26, Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown
2-4 pm, Chatham Community Library, 197 NC Highway 87 N, Pittsboro
The Pachamama Alliance – RTP invites you to learn about practical, current solutions to global warming. In this two-hour workshop, you’ll see both the possibility of reversing global warming and your important role in the process. It’s helped thousands of people move from fear and despair to hope and action on the most urgent challenge of our times. More information here.
NC WARN is partnering with local high school students on a monthly youth-led climate justice conversation series throughout this school year. Contact Madeline at [email protected]org to learn more about how to get involved and when the next event will be scheduled!
Dr. Drew Shindell, an internationally prominent expert on methane’s impacts on the climate crisis is urging NC Governor Roy Cooper and other U.S. leaders to declare a permanent moratorium on the rapid expansion of natural gas used for electricity generation. Check out NC WARN’s press release here that includes the letter and recording to the press tele-conference. After reading, contact Gov. Cooper’s office!!! Tell him to be a real climate leader he needs to cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and put a moratorium on all new fossil fuel infrastructure! Email at [email protected] or call 919-814-2000. Also read this article by Bill McKibben this week about impacts from methane. The Literal Gaslighting That Helps America Avoid Acting on the Climate Crisis.
November 16, Statewide Action to Stop the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Storage Facility in Robeson County
10 am-4 pm, Maxton, NC
Action will include a March for Justice from Maxton to Wakulla and a Celebration of our Sacred Lands and Waters near the LNG site. For more information contact Jeff Currie, Lumber River Keeper, [email protected].
Hope to see you at some of these events! Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen