Duke Energy’s ratepayer ripoff bill is moving through the General Assembly this week. Join Energy Justice NC and others on July 11th for an all day twitter storm to make our collective voices heard, urging Governor Cooper to speak out against SB559! Help spread the word and stop the North Carolina Legislature from giving Duke Energy more power!
[email protected]_Governor Give power to the people, please oppose @DukeEnergy’s dirty bill! #EnergyJusticeNC #EndtheDukeMonopoly
Piedmont/Duke is requesting $285 million for the projected cost of the proposed Robeson County LNG facility ($250 million) This could include the cost of the pipeline to connect this facility. Rate payers should not be required to pay the cost of a facility that has not been built and is still being opposed by the impacted community. Speak up for clean air and environmental justice! Link to email your comments here. Include Docket No. G-9 Sub 743 in the subject line.
July 10, 2019 7:00 pm, Courtroom 5350, Mecklenburg County Courthouse, 832 E 4th St, Charlotte
July 17, 2019 7:00 pm, Courtroom 317, New Hanover County Courthouse, 316 Princess St, Wilmington
For two decades this award winning troupe has been creating spectacles, manifesting dreams and inspiring audiences of all ages across the Triangle and the world. Their work seeks to (re)connect people with the Earth and its’ creatures (including humans to each other), while deepening our empathy and capacity to feel. They strive to illuminate and reflect the beauty, wonder, and magic of the world, while also illustrating the complexities and paradoxes of humanity. All this toward justice, compassion, creativity, equity, sustainability, and peace. More info here about the exhibit. Plus, follow their facebook page and website for updates and dates of their awesome 20th annual summer program, We Are Here, beginning August 2nd and performed at the Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill! Always such a special evening!
July 22, Asheville Uprising: Energy Justice for North Carolina
5:30-9 pm, Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr Asheville
Teaming up with local partners Community Roots, the Asheville Sunrise Movement and Dogwood Alliance, Energy Justice North Carolina is bringing a powerful message to Asheville: It’s Time to End the Duke Monopoly. We are calling for a just and democratic energy system that allows local communities to have a say in how and where their electricity is produced. The current monopoly system stifles clean energy options that we are working towards. More info to RSVP here and here.
Pollinator Garden Tours — May-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 July 10 and 26 this month.
Sept 20-27 — Global Climate Strike!!
Inspired by Greta Thunberg, school strikers are calling on everyone: young people, parents, workers, and all concerned citizens to join massive climate strikes and a week of actions starting on September 20, to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and emergency action to avoid climate breakdown. More details soon on Triangle-area actions, with the larger event taking place on September 20.
Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen