June 4, is week four of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Rival with the theme “The Right to Health and a Healthy Planet.”
Join us at 2:00 pm, Bicentennial Plaza, 1 E Jones St in Raleigh (across from General Assembly building)
Work together with others for a world free from systemic racism, poverty, ecological destruction, and the war economy. Much more information here at the Poor People’s Campaign  website. Livestreaming and teach ins during the week also, along with rallies on Mondays. Remaining weeks themes:
Week 4 (June 3-9) The Right to Health and a Healthy Planet: Ecological Devastation and Health Care
Week 5 (June 10-16) Everybody’s Got the Right To Live: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing
Week 6 (June 17-23) A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative
Saturday, June 23, 10:00 a.m. EDT 10am – Global Day of Solidarity and Sending Forth Call to Action Mass Rally in Washington
Rise Up Roadshow As part of the Poor People’s Campaign, beginning Monday June 4th the Rise Up Roadshow will be hitting the road! Join us at one of the stops along the route of the proposed fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, for a night of art, film, storytelling, and Action!
June 4 — Rocky Mount, 6:30 PM, Nash Co. Rise Up! Roadshow event, 170 E. Thomas St., Booker T. Theatre
June 5 — Saint Pauls, 6:00 PM, Robeson Co. Rise Up! Roadshow, 111 N. 3rd St., R.E. Hooks Community Building
June 6 — Roanoke Rapids, 6:30 PM, Halifax & Northampton Co. Rise Up! Roadshow, 1652 NC-125, Mystique Multi-Venue Complex
June 7 — Smithfield, 6:00 PM, Johnston Co. Rise Up! Roadshow, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield, Public Library of Johnston Co. and Smithfield
June 8 — Fayetteville, 6:30 PM, Cumberland Co. Rise Up! Roadshow, 100 Hay St., Revolution Coworking
June 8, Join the #USCM2018 Twitterstorm to tell the US Conference of Mayors  #WalkTheTalkonClimate and Act for a #FossilFree world:
Stop all new fossil fuel projects
100% renewable energy for all
Divest from fossil fuels
June 16, Between the Creeks
Gather at Elm Grove Fellowship Building, 3226 Old Bailey Highway, Nashville, NC (SR 1001), at 11 am. (about 3 miles south of Nashville)

Rally, water ceremony and prayer service, Dean’s School, 12 noon, about halfway along the route at 4135 Old Bailey Highway, Nashville

Distance: Walk is 2.5 miles from Little Sapony bridge to Big Sapony bridge. We should finish walk by 1 pm or so, at which time we will return to the Deans School now the Community Light Holiness Church) for an informal lunch.

Governor Cooper’s family comes from an area called Elm Grove in Nash County between the Little Sapony Creek and the Big Sapony Creek (the Saponi were the original indigenous inhabitants of this land.) In his book Between the Creeks: My Sapony Adventures  Governor Cooper’s father Roy A. Cooper, Jr. described how important this community and the land was for him and the people who lived there: 

“First and foremost I want to thank my Elm Grove Community, neighbors, and friends, living and dead, for making my young life memorable and for instilling in me the values that have made my life meaningful. I thank God that I have been privileged to live between the creeks with family, close friends, and with nature at its finest.”   

It is across this water and earth, and through this sacred land and this close-knit community that the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline will tear its way south, muddying the waters, disrupting and endangering the lives of families and neighbors, and cutting a 150 foot wide barren strip of raw mud and rock through the natural world that Governor Cooper’s father so obviously cherished.

Please come and bring your friends. We will have space to park cars at the beginning of the walk, and will arrange shuttles to carry you back there at the end. Please bring a small jar of water from a spring, creek or river near your home to share in the water ceremony. Please bring a bag lunch. We will provide drinks. Make sure to bring water to drink, and head covering for the sun and rain gear if rain is threatening. It’s fine to bring a dog, but it must be leashed. If you have special needs, please inform us before the walk so we can be prepared. The shoulder of Old Bailey Highway is not paved.  Children are welcome, and we will try to have a police escort for safety. EVENT sponsored by Nash Stop the Pipeline.
For more information, contact Marvin Winstead [email protected], 252-478-5442 or Steven Norris [email protected], 828-777-7816

June 20, Faith Voices for Clean Energy Advocacy Day, 10 am-12 pm
You are invited to join NC Interfaith Power & Light’s congregational lay and faith leaders network at the NC General Assembly in Raleigh for the 4th Annual Faith Voices for Clean Energy Advocacy Day. We will lead with our “Advocating with Compassion” message as we meet with members of the NC General Assembly. 
More information here. 

June 21, Statewide Clean Energy Action and Justice Day
Join faith-based, justice, climate organizations and others for a day of multiple actions both inside and outside the Legislative Building. Halifax Mall has been reserved from 10:00 am – 1 pm. Rally, march, speaking with legislators, music, and more. Still in the planning stages!
June 23, Annual Blackberry Festival, 1321 Athens Drive, Raleigh
Come celebrate summer at The Well Fed Community Garden’s Annual Blackberry Festival. “Enter the Garden” and experience this family friendly fun all about blackberries and growing food locally! There will be lots of activities for the whole family, yummy food from the garden, live music and more. The Garden’s Pizza oven will be baking all evening, with garden salad and Blackberry Cobbler too. Ticket and more info here. 
Join Debbie Roos for one of her fun tours of the beautiful Pollinator Paradise Garden at Chatham Marketplace!

480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro. More information here about tour dates and times this summer. 

Upcoming events at The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Road, Chapel Hill

June, 15, 6:30 pm, Farm to Table Dinner Series
The Eco-Institute is offering a culinary adventure through the seasons with multi-course menus highlighting Farmer Dave’s homegrown heirlooms and wild-foraged edibles. Each month, our chefs will feature the best of what nature has to offer from the farm, fields, and forests. Sign up for a single dinner or the full series. Come enjoy the stories of the food, deep connection with the land, and the company of your community local-food lovers!  
Register here. 

June 21-24, Heart-Based Environmental Educators Training
Does your heart open while you’re outside with children? Would you like to discover how you can follow your heart’s calling to work with children as teacher, parent, or counselor? Do you want to develop the skills to inspire natural curiosity and wonder in the people around you? We have created a 4-day training program to empower you to take the next steps in the heartfelt path of teaching and learning. The Heart-Based Environmental Educators Training also qualifies for 20 hours of Criteria II towards the NC Environmental Education Certification. Learn more here.
September 8 Rise for Climate Action!
Thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us. Join us as we hold our local leaders accountable and demand that they walk the talk on climate action! RSVP and more info here.