Last month I mentioned the Global Climate Strike and week of actions taking place September 20-27. Excited to say we have a registered event in the Triangle! Along with the rally on September 20th, we will also have a list of actions people can take the following week.
September 20,Triangle Climate Strike
12:30-2:30 pm, Halifax Mall, 300 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh
Join forces and raise voices with Triangle students, faith communities, and those who care about our planet this September 20th as millions of us around the world walk out of our homes and workplaces to join young people in the streets for the biggest global climate strike yet. We will learn about the impacts of climate change, interact with Triangle groups taking actions to avert the looming disaster and take personal action to make our concerns known.

Our house is on fire. The climate crisis is an emergency but we’re not acting like it. Invite your colleagues, friends, family, clubs, and community. We need everyone!!Register here and you’ll learn more details as we move forward. In the meantime, share this announcement with your schools, workplaces, faith communities, social networks and more to join us!

There will be climate strikes taking place across NC. Check out for more information.
August 28, Energy Justice North Carolina, End the Duke Monopoly Tour: Community Conversations in the Triangle
6:30 – 8:30 pm, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
What would it look like to have a more democratic energy system, where local communities have a say in how and where their electricity is produced? Come learn about efforts from local groups to advance clean energy initiatives and climate change solutions, hear directly from members of impacted communities, and participate in an interactive storytelling experience. We’ll discuss how the current energy monopoly system creates barriers to fully implementing clean energy solutions, as well as how you can get involved!
Doors open at 6 pm to Finlator Hall with snacks available. The program will begin at 6:30 pm. RSVP here and help spread the word.
It’s Time for Energy Justice. It’s Time to End the Duke Energy monopoly!
August 2- September 29 weekends, Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s We Are Here
7 pm, with a pre show at 6:20, Performed at the Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day, with one weekend at the NC Museum of Art, Sept. 6-8.
Looking forward to their 20th anniversary show. Always a fun, special evening! Check out their website and follow their Facebook page for updates.
Climate Destabilization gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month at the Oasis Cafe in Carrboro, 6:30-8:30 pm. Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro Street. More info here. On August 11th Dr. Tom Hoban will be teaching about how to communicate about the climate crisis more effectively.
Tuesdays with(out) Tillis, join the awesome group of activists and speakers every Tuesday in Raleigh as different themes, actions, and issues are discussed, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Federal Building, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh. Follow their Facebook page for more information on upcoming themes and actions. This past Tuesday was week #133 with voting rights are human rights featured.Pollinator Garden Tours — Through October
480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, at the Chatham Marketplace lawn
Join Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos for fun and educational tours of the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Chatham County’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden. Tours are free and open to the public. More information and schedule here, including tours on August 13th and 24th.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission “Listening Sessions” on Mountain Valley Pipeline EIS
August 19, 5 – 8 pm, Rockingham Community College, 215 Wrenn Memorial Road, Wentworth, NC
August 20, 5- 8 pm, Olde Dominion Ag Complex, 19783 US Hwy. 29 South, Chatham, VA
August 22, 5 – 8 pm, Vailtree Event Center, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Haw River, NC
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on July 26 for the Mountain Valley’s proposed Southgate pipeline in Virginia and North Carolina. If you can, attend one of these sessions to support impacted landowners and share why this destructive pipeline is dangerous and NOT needed!! We need to protect our communities and environment! Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted through September 16. If you aren’t able to attend in personthe docket number to use when submitting comments is CP19-14, using this link.
August 20, Stop Enviva! Public Hearing on Enviva Pellets Northampton permit
6:30 pm, Northampton County High School, Auditorium, 152 Hurricane Drive, Gaston
Enviva, the world’s largest wood pellet manufacturer, is taking aim yet again at North Carolina’s forests and communities. This time, Enviva is applying to increase production in Northampton County, where Enviva’s facility is just one of many environmental injustices the community faces. Enviva’s proposed expansion will mean more logging, more pollution, and more carbon emissions. We must take a stand against dirty biomass!!North Carolina Governor Cooper has claimed to be a champion for the climate — last year, he signed Executive Order No. 80 — making a climate promise to reduce NC’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40%. But so far, Governor Cooper has turned a blind eye to the wood pellet industry. Does that sound like climate leadership to you? We need to send a strong message to Governor Cooper and NC Department of Environmental Quality that North Carolinians won’t stand for any expansion of this harmful industry. Click here to send a comment. More information here to RSVP with Dogwood Alliance and connect to carpools.
August 20, Capital Group program, NC Clean Energy Plan
6:30-8:30 pm, Jaycee Community Center, 2405 Wade Ave. Raleigh

Hear from energy policy expert David Rogers (Southeast Deputy Regional Campaign Director for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign), who will talk about the draft North Carolina Clean Energy Plan being developed under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order #80. Will Scott from NC Conservation Network will also talk about what actions were taken that impact energy policy in our state and which measures were blocked that impact our state’s transition to a clean energy economy.
Movie showings of 400 Feet Down
August 11. 6:30-8 pm, The Cary Theatre, 122 E. Chatham Street, Cary
August 25, 6:30-8 pm, The Rialto Theatre, 1620 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
Seen the #stoprduquarry signs around the Triangle? Wondering what it’s all about? Two non-profits, a local homeowner and resident of Raleigh, are standing against a backroom deal to give away our public lands to a stone quarry. With litigation and court dates getting closer for them…time is of the essence for the public to become informed about how the “lease” of the Odd Fellows Tract affects our entire RDU community, greenways, Umstead State Park and Crabtree Creek.
August 24-25, Koji Workshop Weekend Intensive
10:30 am-3:30 pm, The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Road, Chapel Hill
Ready to evolve your fermentation skills? Learn the ancient crafts of miso, charcuterie, soy sauce, vegan cheese, and more applications of the versatility of Koji. Featuring @ourcookquest and @earthcultures. More information.
August 24-25, Food, Fermentation, and Right Livelihood: Life and work as vehicles for changing the world
4:15-5:45 pm, The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Road, Chapel Hill
We’re excited to announce an open-to-the-public addition to our Koji Weekend Intensive that features writer and sustainability + democracy advocate Mark Phillips. Mark’s discussion will center on the Buddhist teaching of right livelihood in the food system, charting out the many pathways for deeper engagement with social and ecological change. We will explore the alignment of personal passions with professional careers and develop tools and practices for a healthier relationship to work. Participants are invited to come prepared to engage in open dialogue about the intersection of life and livelihood.
More information.
September 5, Farm to Fork 2019 An Evening at Lavender Oaks Farm with Special Guest Dr. Monica White
Join us amid the fragrant lavender blooms for an evening of delicious food, and food for thought! Dr. Monica White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Annual Sustainable Agriculture Lecture, Freedom Farmers: Black Agricultural Cooperatives and the History of Food Justice. Tickets and more information here.
September 5, 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival!
6:30 – 9:30 pm, Carrboro Century Center, 100 N Greensboro Street

The Haw River Assembly is bringing the nationally recognized Wild & Scenic Film Festival back to the Carrboro Century Center! The festival focuses on short films that depict the beauty of the natural world, as well as the challenges facing our planet, including climate change and environmental justice. The films inspire activism and call us to protect the places we love. Tickets and more information about the movies here.

September 12, No Coal UNC Rally at the Environmental Management Commission!
12:30 pm, Halifax Mall, Archdale Building, 300 N. Salisbury St. Raleigh

UNC Chapel Hill is the LAST university to still be operating off of coal. The NC Division of Air Quality (NC DAQ) is responsible for holding the university to the standards of the Title V permit, which they have failed to do. They have ignored our pleas for a public hearing for the community for several months, which is unacceptable. Join us as we rally the NC DAQ and the Environmental Management Commission to force them to do their job and grant the community the public hearing they deserve! RSVP here.
September 23, Climate Emergency: Tri-State Pipeline Strike
Downtown Roanoke, VA, Taking place during the Global Week of Climate Actions. More details on this and other actions during that week next month!!
THANKS for reading and participating! Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen
350 Triangle Coordinator