Hope you are doing well and taking care of yourselves. Fall is definitely in the air in the NC Piedmont with cooler nights, finally!
Several upcoming events, including a huge week of action in DC and a ceremonial water walk in NC next month!
October 11-15, People vs Fossil Fuels
Washington, DC
This October, thousands of people will come to DC and engage in nonviolent civil disobedience to demand that President Biden mark the end of the fossil fuel era. Indigenous people and community leaders from areas impacted by fossil fuel projects have been leading the fight for environmental justice and a healthy climate for generations. Now, they are asking everyone to stand in solidarity with them. Read and share this invitation from frontline leaders. You will notice North Carolina’s Crystal Cavalier, Stop MVP Pipeline Organizer, is listed as one of the frontline leaders. An excerpt from the invitation below:
“We have everything to lose and no time to wait. President Biden promised to address the climate emergency, but so far, his administration continues to allow the fossil fuel industry to poison our communities and desolate our Mother Earth. The President could stop dangerous fossil fuel projects like the Line 3 pipeline and Formosa Plastics plant with a stroke of his pen, but his inaction is continuing widespread environmental injustice and the violation of Indigenous rights and rights of nature.

“So we are asking you to stand with us. As representatives of communities who have carried the brunt of the harm from fossil fuels for generations, we ask you to join us in solidarity—and risk arrest—in Washington DC, October 11-15, 2021, as part of Build Back Fossil Free’s People vs Fossil Fuels Week of Action.”

Register here. More details and information at
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID in order to participate. All trainings and actions will take place outdoors, and masks will be required.
TONIGHT at 7 pm, September 9,  Digital Rally People vs Fossil Fuels
The webinar will feature several frontline leaders sharing why this action is so important and encouraging people to join others in DC.  You’ll learn more logistical details about the action, answers to some questions, and know what to expect between now and October 11 when the actions begin in DC. Register here.
September 10, No Coal UNC Fall Kickoff Rally

11 am, UNC campus at 200 E. Cameron St., Chapel Hill or online
Join members of the community to hear speakers share why the UNC coal plant needs to be shut down. If you can’t be there in person, register for online participation here.
September 25, Clean Water for North Carolina Fall Meeting

1 -3 pm, online
This year’s Fall Public Gathering is virtual and CWFNC is presenting “The Intersection of Civil Rights and Environmental Justice” with some exciting guest speakers, Naeema Muhammad and Belinda Joyner, followed by an exclusive and specialized virtual tour of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum! Learn more and register here.
Clean Water for NC is working to strengthen protections for our state’s 3 million+ well users. To help them better understand community needs and concerns, they are inviting all individuals who rely on a private well for their drinking water source to participate in the survey below.
The anonymous survey is divided into 2 sections:
1. Your well testing history
2. Potential barriers to testing your well

Take the Well User Survey here.

September 25-30, Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Solutions from the Frontlines and the Protection and Defense of Human Rights and Nature

1 – 5:30 pm each day, online

Hosted by WECAN (Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network). A free, 6 day, gender-diverse public forum including 20 panels, climate justice leaders, keynotes, and the arts. Time in parallel to the UN General Assembly to push a climate justice agenda in the lead-up to COP 26 and beyond. Zoom interpretation in 4 languages. Live-streamed globally. Schedule of speakers and registration here.

September 30, All In: Fighting for Safe Food, Clean Water. and a Livable Planet

3:30-8 pm, online
A Food & Water Watch virtual conference and benefit. More information on speakers and registration here.
October 12, Green Ideas: Climate Justice is Social Justice
2 pm, online
Bill McKibben will be joined by a line-up of climate justice and environmental activists as they discuss the relationship between climate justice and social justice and how this is explored in the Green Ideas series. Full panel to be announced soon. The event will be moderated by Alice Aedy, co-founder of Earthrise. More information and RSVP here.
October 24-November 4, Water Walk for Haw and Cape Fear Rivers to Atlantic Ocean
7 Directions of Service invites you to join us in praying for the water. An Indigenous-led ceremonial walk for 11 days, 330 miles (30 miles a day) we will be walking from the Headwaters of the Haw River to the Atlantic Ocean at Fort Fisher. This is a busy time for the waters around Turtle Island and our support is particularly needed now to stop MVP, MVP Southgate, and Line 3. Join for a day or two, or the entire journey. Sign up to make sure we have what you would like to accomplish here Follow 7 Directions of Service on Facebook here.
Bill McKibben has a new newsletter you can subscribe to called The Crucial Years. Plus, a new organization the Third Act, for people over 60.
To support people in the Gulf Coast impacted by Hurricane Ida you can donate to Read Antonia Juhasz’s interview with Sharon Lavigne, founder of RISE St. James.
Check out a new report by Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International entitled Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon  Indigenous Resistance has stopped or delayed greenhouse gas pollution equivalent to at least 25% of annual U.S. and Canadian emissions.

Take Action!

Demand answers from Big Oil!

It’s time to hold ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel corporations accountable for fueling the climate crisis!  Rep. Ro Khanna and are demanding that top fossil fuel executives testify in front of Congress — even if it requires subpoenaing them. Sign on here to support a hearing with Big Oil executives.
MVP’s scheme to bore under our waters? Permission must be DENIED!

Send a comment to FERC to deny MVP, LLC’s requested amendment to bore under WV and VA waterbodies here.
Deny the water permits!
Send a letter to VA Department of Environmental Quality to DENY the water permits for MVP here.
Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are in a position to lead the fight to #StopLine3. They have the power to speak on behalf of Minnesotans and water protectors everywhere. Take action and write them at
Thanks for reading and taking action! Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen