Hope you’ve been enjoying the fall season so far. As usual, there are many events and actions to choose from this upcoming month!

November 7, Orrin Pilkey discusses the coastal impacts of climate change with Sea Level Rise
7 pm, Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
The consequences of twenty-first-century sea level rise on the United States and its nearly 90,000 miles of shoreline will be immense: Miami and New Orleans will disappear; many nuclear and other power plants, hundreds of wastewater plants and toxic waste sites, and oil production facilities will be at risk; port infrastructures will need to be raised; and over ten million Americans fleeing rising seas will become climate refugees. In Sea Level Rise Orrin H. Pilkey and Keith C. Pilkey argue that the only feasible response along much of the U.S. shoreline is an immediate and managed retreat.
Every Friday morning from 8-10 am, join Gary Richards and others for a protest to bring attention to the need to close down the coal burning plant on the campus of UNC-CH. Meet in front of the power plant at 501 W. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill. For more information, contact Gary at [email protected].
November 8-10, Festival Albertine 2019: The Climate Moment

Taking place in New York City, but livestream is available!
Festival Albertine 2019, curated by environmentalist and author Bill McKibben, will take on climate change. For three days, leading thinkers, politicians, activists, artists, and authors will come together to discuss the urgency to act, environmental justice, local policy, the food we eat and produce, and how to motivate people to change their ways. More information here, that includes links to the livestream.
November 12, Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? Film Screening & Discussion
7-8:30 pm, The Cary Theater, 122 E Chatham St, Cary
Join Dogwood Alliance for this award-winning documentary film takes a hard look at the latest false solution to climate change: woody biomass. The film tells the story of how biomass companies, like Enviva, have hidden behind green labels and become the alternative-energy savior for the power-generation industry. It is a visceral account of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel. Our forests and communities here in North Carolina are at risk, and it’s up to us to step up! More information here.
November 16, March for Justice: Statewide Action to Stop Duke’s Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Storage Facility in Robeson County
10 am – 4 pm, 171 Doc Henderson Road, Maxton, NC
Sponsored by the Robeson County Coalition to Protect Our Sacred Land and Waters, the March for Justice launch site is the open field on Old Red Springs Road across from United by Faith Church. We will march from Maxton to Wakulla (around 3 miles) to the LNG site and return by carpool back for the Celebration of Our Sacred Lands and Waters. The billion cubic foot, LNG storage facility is a part of massive, dirty, fossil fuel infrastructure that exists and is planned for Robeson County – all connected with the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline – in the Lumbee Community and 4 miles from Maxton, a predominately African American town. The need for gas storage is unsubstantiated and un-needed. Join individuals and organizations who oppose the expansion of harmful, natural gas production and promote a clean, renewable energy future and job growth across North Carolina. More information here or contact Mac Legerton at 910-736-5573 or [email protected].

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. This Sunday, the movie “Massive Change is Upon Us: How do we Prepare?” will be shown, with an in-depth look at the intersection of the economy, energy, and the environment.

Tuesdays with 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 and Twitter page for updates.

 
Join this global call to government leaders around the world!!
For decades, big polluters in the fossil fuel industry have fueled the climate crisis by funding climate denial and blocking just climate policy progress. It’s time to #MakeThemPay!! Add your name to the global call and urge your elected officials to hold the fossil fuel industry liable so that we can advance climate justice. Notice there is a link for individuals to sign and another one for organizations to sign and support!  
November 19, Public Hearing for Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate
6- 9 pm, Rockingham Community College Advanced Technologies Auditorium, 560 County Home Road, Reidsville
Sign -in and speaker registration will begin at 5 p.m. Opportunity for the public to share comments about the 401 water quality certification application for the proposed pipeline. See Public Notice.. NC DEQ is also accepting written comments by 5 pm on Dec. 20. Email your comments to [email protected] gov and include ” MVP Southgate” in the subject line.


November 20,
NC Environmental Justice and Equity Board meeting
10 am – 2 pm,  Walnut Creek Wetland Center,  950 Peterson Street, Raleigh
Public comments 1:15-2pm. Agenda still to be announced. More information here.
November 20, Global Warming: It’s Not Fair!

5:30-7:00 pm, Kresge Auditorium, first floor of the Cate Center, Meredith College

Join Cathy Buckley with this presentation that is part of 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, November 20-21. The Climate Reality Project is aiming to have 1,000 Climate Reality Leaders give presentations during these days of action. A tree will be planted for each person who attends one of these presentations. Parking available.
 
November 21, Why We Need a Green New Deal and What Should Be In It

6-8 pm, Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill
Come learn what we need to do to transform our energy system, create millions of good jobs, and preserve a livable planet for our children. Our speaker, Kathy Kaufman, spent 29 years as an EPA air quality policy analyst and is an advocate for clean energy and energy efficiency. RSVP here.
November 22, Transportation, Climate and Equity
9-5 pm, McKimmon Center,1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh
This Southern Environmental Law Centered sponsored program will include discussions on:
— Intersectional issues between transportation, climate and equity including health, access to jobs, and voting rights
— Updates from state Government about E.O. 80
— Transportation funding in the future and implications for climate and equity
— How to build an inclusive movement for change
— A presentation of a new report commissioned by SELC and NRDC looking how we can best reduce GHGs from the transportation sector
November 23, No Coal UNC Guest Lecture
10 am, Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill
Hear from clean air experts to discuss the best alternatives to the UNC Coal Plant. Learn how we’re working to defend the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community, as well as the students and staff of the university, from the impacts of dirty coal. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. RSVP here.
World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency
“Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” On the basis of this obligation and the graphical indicators presented below, we declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.” Article here.
Save-the-dates!
December 6, Strike for a Green New Deal!
12:30-2:30 pm, Details and location in Durham are still being organized. More information and RSVP here.
February 8, 14th Annual Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People’s Assembly
April 22, 2020, Earthrise 2020, A global mobilization for climate action on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
June 20, 2020, Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington at the National Mall.
Thanks for reading! Spread the word and invite friends to join you at some of these events!
Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen

350 Triangle Coordinator