Below, we give you suggestions for actions to take each day this week.
- Some will move large institutions and corporations to take action, so do those first!
- Some you can take in your own life.
- And some are fun events to attend to meet other climate-conscious people.
Each day, imagine lots of other people doing just what you are doing. (Of course, if an action doesn’t work for you one day, you can do it a different day.) Take a picture of yourself doing these things and share on social media with #climatestrike and #triangleclimatestrike.
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Friday, September 20
You did it! You came to the Climate Strike!
Want more? Try the Chatham Climate Rally, 5-6pm at the historic Pittsboro Courthouse
Saturday, September 21
Email Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good and tell her to cancel plans for new fracked gas power plants, gas storage facilities and pipelines
Car-free day (Take the bus! Walk! Ride your bike!)
Carrboro Climate Strike. Town Hall, 301 W. Main Street. 10:00am – Noon.
Sunday, September 22
Contact Governor Roy Cooper and tell him to put a moratorium on cutting NC forests for wood pellets to fuel Europe’s power plants. A new report from Dogwood Alliance and the Center for Sustainable Economy puts a spotlight on North Carolina’s forests, and shows just how big of a climate catastrophe logging is in the state.
Pittsboro Pepper Festival
Local food, music, kid zone, plus a Drive Electric Week meetup where you can meet electric vehicle owners, see their cars, ask them questions, and find out about local EV dealers.
Monday, September 23
Contact your local government representatives and urge them to take action. Get ideas here
Have a zero-waste day.
As part of the Global Week of Climate action, join activists and landowners from NC, VA, and WV who are impacted by the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, Atlantic Coast Pipeline and other climate-impacting threats.
Roanoke, VA, 10am-2pm
Tuesday, September 24
Contact your state representatives and tell them your concerns about SB559. Contact information and bill status can be found here.
Wednesday, September 25
Contact banks and tell them to stop funding fossil fuels! Worst US Banks: JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and Bank of America.
Check the chart in this article to see if your bank funds climate chaos, if they do, fire them! Check out this sample letter. Consider joining a local credit union instead. Check out Green America’s “Break up with your Mega Bank” campaign.
Call on your college/city or yourself to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in just, equitable, sustainable and regenerative systems. Or offset your own carbon footprint by donating to local climate justice projects.
Thursday, September 26
Write a letter to the media and tell them to report on climate urgency, climate solutions, and climate obstacles. Find out how.
Eat vegan or vegetarian all day — eat as much sustainably grown, locally produced food as possible.
Friday, September 27
Join us for a climate emergency intervention in Raleigh as the Governor receives the state’s new Clean Energy Plan, which has lots of good recommendations but does not adequately address the risks of the natural gas or wood pellet industries. Click here for more details.
Contact your state representatives and tell them to remove obstacles to implementation of the Governor’s Clean Energy Plan. Even though it’s not perfect, the plan has some good recommendations, but we’ll need a cooperative legislature. (Check back soon for details.)
Last but not least, become a participating member of one or more of the organizations listed here. Read their websites. Sign up for their email lists. Make a donation. Attend an event. Volunteer.