Many people have spring fever already! Lots of events happening at the end of the month, starting tonight!  
February 22, Carbon Reduction Plan Information Session

5:30-6:30 pm, online
Your input is valuable for Duke Energy’s Carolina Carbon Plan. Energy Justice NC will host its first Carbon Reduction Plan info session for youth and community members.
Join us as we talk about how we can help shape the plan! Register here.
February 23, Plastics and Climate Change: Consequences of Plastics Production, Use, and Disposal as a Major Contributor to Climate Warming and Harm to Health
4 pm, online
Hosted by Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment, learn about Beyond Plastics’ recent report entitled “The New Coal: Plastics and Climate Change.” The report documents the relationship between plastics and greenhouse gas emissions, detailing the impacts of each stage of the plastic cycle from fracking and cracking of hydrocarbons to create plastic feedstocks, to off gassing during their usable life, and the disposal of plastics through burial, incineration, and as litter. Register here.
February 23, Third Act All-In Call
8 pm, online
Join the February all-in event with award-winning songwriter Carole King and Congressman Jamie Raskin! Learn updates about the #BankingonOurFuture campaign and opportunities to plug into our democracy work. Register here.
February 24, Water We Doing?
4 pm, online
A panel on NC water issues focusing on PFAS contamination, lead remediation in public schools, Duke Energy’s coal ash cleanup, and the wood pellet industry. Register here.  
February 24, Building a Fossil Free Federal Reserve: The Movement to Stop Funding the Climate Crisis
7 pm, online
Join and the Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition to learn more about the Federal Reserve and its influence in fossil fuel finance. One of the Fed’s main roles is to mitigate economic risks, and for too long they’ve ignored the risk of climate collapse, which is already having an extreme impact on our economy. Register here.
February 24, People’s State of the Union
8 pm, online
After a year into his presidency, President Biden has failed to tackle the climate crisis with the urgency it demands. Join the Build Back Fossil Free (BBFF) coalition for an energizing digital rally to demand that Biden stop approving fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency! Register here.
February 28, NC DEQ Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board Meeting
3-5 pm, with a public comment period from 5-6 pm
March 2, The F-List Awards

12 pm, online
Hosted by Clean Creatives, honoring the best of the worst in fossil fuel advertising and Public Relations. Join leading voices in the ad and PR industry, plus influencers, creators, and more to remember the work agencies would rather forget. We’re handing out 10 awards to ads, campaigns, and agencies that promote the fossil fuel companies that are most responsible for the climate crisis. With Rollie Williams, Rev. Yearwood and more. Register here.
March 19, Haw River Clean Up-A-Thon
Teams of volunteers throughout the watershed will be picking up trash from the river and its tributaries. In the last 32 years 6,230 volunteers collected 10,714 bags of trash and 1,944 tires from the Haw. If you’re interested in volunteering or creating a team of your own sign up here.
March 22, World Water Day: Protecting the Human Right to Water

7-8 pm, online
Hosted by Food & Water Watch, hear from experts and community leaders about how we can pass the WATER Act, stop water privatization, and ensure clean, affordable water for all. Featuring Maude Barlow, author and former United Nations senior advisor on water. Register here.
March 23, Restoring Nature: What People of Faith Can Do to Heal the Earth

1 pm, online
Douglas Tallamy’s books have awakened thousands to the problem of wildlife decline and the solution that resides in habitat restoration. Some of you may have seen him when he has spoken in the Triangle and around the state. In this webinar, Tallamy will outline the crisis faced and what we can do in response. Register here.
March 26, Celebrate World Water Day!
1-4 pm, Northgate Park, 300 W Club Blvd., Durham
Join us as we celebrate World Water Day 2022,  “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible” and the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Activities for all ages including a Native American water blessing, hands-on water activities, Paperhand Puppets, interpretive dance performance, Raging Grannies, and more.
ACTIONS to take!
Third Act’s Banking on our Future pledge: Sign one of our two pledges: “If by the end of 2022, Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo, or Bank of America are still funding climate-destroying fossil fuel projects, I pledge to close my account and cut up my credit card. If I don’t bank at these institutions now, I pledge I won’t do so in the future.” More information and sign here.
For decades, fossil fuel companies have used public relations firms to fabricate their image, protect their reputation, greenwash their activities, and spread disinformation to the public. Public Relations agency Edelman must drop it’s oil, gas, and coal clients! Sign here.
Send an email to Citibank’s CEO and top executives to let them know they are failing on climate here.
Dakota Access Pipeline

The fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline isn’t over, and you can help right now! In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, we are asking you to submit a public comment to the Army Corps of Engineers to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. Right now, the Army Corps is preparing to accept public comments on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Since this is a federal review process, everyone’s voice matters. In this new phase of resistance, it’s imperative we keep the pressure on and declare Mni wičoni, Water is life!  Add your name to shut down DAPL!

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Hundreds of water protectors are facing criminal charges in MN for standing in defense of the water, the climate, and the treaty rights of the Anishinaabeg people. Send a letter to MN Attorney General Keith Ellison and Governor Walz to tell them: #DropTheCharges!
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Tell the Army Corps of Engineers to reject Line 5! Send your comments here.

Tell the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources they MUST consider the impact of Enbridge’s Line 5 on water, ecosystems, and climate in its Environmental Impact Statement! Send your comment here.
VOTE! The 2022 elections are going to be soooo important this year! We need to be sure we elect people who will vote with climate emergency, equality, health, and justice on their minds! The dates might change again, but as of today, the 2022 primary election will be still be held May 17, with early voting April 28-May 14. The general election is November 8. Check out You Can Vote,  Democracy NC and The New North Carolina Project for information on voting, where to vote, and ways you can volunteer.
Articles and more
Love this article Three Environmental Activism Stories That Will Give You Hope by Basav Sen that features a couple of our recent wins against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. We need to celebrate our wins!
Bill and Lynn Limpert, who were very active in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline fight and continue to support the Mountain Valley Pipeline fight, published this powerful and heartbreaking blog The ACP Was Canceled but We Still Lost Our Land.
The Boreal Forests Have a Warning for Us. Treeline, a new book by Ben Rawlence, explains how climate change is causing far-reaching shifts in one of our most important ecosystems.
Powerful Beyond Burning video here. “The forest is worth more standing”
March 28, The Poor People’s Campaign MobilizeOrganizeRegisterEducate (MORE) Tour, led by Rev Dr William J Barber II and Rev Dr Liz Theoharis, Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign, will be in Raleigh for a rally!
Earth Day April 22!
April 23-24, 25th Piedmont Farm Tour

The Piedmont Farm Tour is the nation’s largest sustainable farm tour, welcoming visitors each year to 30+ working farms across North Carolina’s piedmont region to learn more about where their food comes from, build relationships with farmers, and cultivate a love for the land and our environment. After taking a hiatus in 2020 and 2021, the tour is back, celebrating its 25th anniversary!
June 18, Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March on Washington and to the Polls
Washington, D.C.
It is NOT just a day of action. It is a declaration of an ongoing, committed moral movement to 1) build power, 2) shift the political narrative and 3) make real policies to fully address poverty and low wealth from the bottom up. There will be buses going from NC. More info and register here.
Thanks for reading and for taking action!

Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen