Howdy!
This week will be historic in DC with the People vs Fossil Fuels Week of Action beginning today on Indigenous People’s Day!  There is still time to sign up to register here. If you’re not going to DC for People vs Fossil Fuels, follow Indigenous Environmental Network here for the livestream each morning this week. Also follow them on Twitter, along with @FightFossils to help amplify the actions. I will be amplifying on 350 Triangle’s pages, so you can check those pages, too.
 
Check out this great video promoting the week of action featuring Russell and Maury, two frontline community members fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
 
Over 300 U.S. research scientists sent a letter to President Biden urging him to use his executive authority to stop all new fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency in solidarity with People vs Fossil Fuels!
Here’s a great article about this upcoming week ‘To Change Course of History,’ US Climate Movement Takes Aim at Biden White House.
The awesome graphic below is by Jan Burger from Paperhand Puppets who many of us know!
The Climate of Now: A Series of Online Conversations
Mondays Evenings: 7– 8:30 pm
Cuppa Tea with Terry Tempest Williams. Each conversation begins at 7 pm, conducted online by Terry Tempest Williams, writer-in-residence at Harvard Divinity School.  Some upcoming topics are The Climate of Relationships and Intersectionality, The Climate of Compassion for all Beings, and The Climate of Grief. More information on speakers, registration, and the series here.
Pulling Back the Curtain: Who’s Charting Our Energy Future? With Nancy LaPlaca
Six-Part Webinar Series, September 21 – December 14
Learn in plain language how the current regulatory system works, and how advocates can get involved to move North Carolina toward a clean energy future. Here’s the link to the recording of the first webinar. The next one takes place October 12th.
 
October 12, NC Environmental Justice & Equity Advisory Board Listening Session on Biogas
6 pm, online
A listening session to be held remotely to discuss biogas in North Carolina communities. The public is invited to participate online or by phone. To sign up to provide comments, email [email protected]ncdenr.gov by 2 pm on October 12.

To attend via WebEx, go to: https://bit.ly/3hWvlCE. (Meeting number: 2430 414 3674)
Event password: NCDEQ

Phone: US TOLL +1-415-655-0003; Access code: 2430 414 3674

October 16, People’s Food Summit

On World Food Day. Building a Movement for Regenerative, Organic, and Agroecological Food and Farming. A 24 hour global, participatory, virtual summit that will start in Oceania, and move westwards through the time zones of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America. There will be speakers from every continent to present, including Vandana Shiva and more. More information and register here.
October 18, Prayer Chain for Climate Justice

5 pm, 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh

Part of Green Faith’s  Faiths 4 Climate Justice global action and sponsored locally by Interfaith Creation Care of the Triangle, join people of faith and people of conscious to form a socially distanced Human Prayer Chain for Climate Justice along Wade Avenue in Raleigh. The prayer chain begins at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh (UUFR) and will extend as far down Wade Avenue as we have souls to take us! At 6 pm local clergy will lead a short Outdoor Prayer Vigil for Climate Justice at UUFR. Bring signs. Parking at UUFR and Community United Church of Christ (814 Dixie Trail). More information and register here.
October 19, How Indigenous-led Rights of Nature is Transforming Climate Action NOW

2 pm, online
Can the Rights of the Sacred Manoomin Rice help stop the Line 3 pipeline from tribal court?
Can tribes and communities come together across several states along a Rivers’ path to become guardians, protecting her right to flow and be free from fossil fuel?
Can the sheer speed of the global Rights of Nature movement shift culture and law to stem the worst impacts of climate change?
Join speakers in a live conversation and learn all about how the Indigenous-led Rights of Nature movement is transforming climate action now. More information and register here.
October 20, Rally for Our Water, Stop MVP
Hosted by Wild Virginia. NOW is the time to STOP the Mountain Valley Pipeline featuring special guest, Karenna Gore, joined by Crystal Cavalier, and others. RSVP here.
October 24-November 3, Haw River Water Walk
The Haw River Water Walk is an Indigenous-led, 300-mile ceremonial walk from the headwaters of the Haw River, along the Cape Fear and down to the Atlantic Ocean. The 300-mile, 11 day walk will happen in relay form, with small teams walking no more than 1-5 miles per day. We welcome volunteers to join us from 1 day to the full 11 days. Crystal Cavalier-Keck, the honorable Sharon Day and Great Grandmother Mary Lyons will guide small teams of walkers in the tradition of the Nibi Walks. We will walk from the Haw’s headwaters to where the river empties into the Atlantic Ocean – with an embodied prayer for the river’s renewed health. More information here and register or volunteer here.
October 26, Invest-Divest 2021: A Decade of Progress Towards a Just Climate Future
11 am, online
With the recent news of Harvard, Dartmouth, and others divesting, the movement to divest from fossil fuels, and invest in climate solutions, has reached new heights in the fight for meaningful, ambitious climate action.  In the lead up to COP26, join a coalition of global organizations to announce a historic slate of groundbreaking divest/invest commitments, unveil a new “state of the movement” report, including an update of assets under management committed to divestment, and celebrate major victories. Register here.
Such a great interview with Tamara Toles O’Laughlin: The Climate Catastrophe Should Be Paid For By The People Who Sponsored It.
If you missed it or want to listen again, here’s a link to the recording of Clean Water For NC’s Fall Meeting with Naeema Muhammad and Belinda Joyner.
The Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice was so powerful last month! Check out this link to find the recordings from each day.
 
Here’s the link to the recording of the Carbon Capture and Storage webinar last month with Sandra Steingraber and others.
Indigenous peoples have long led the fight to protect Mother Earth, and a key path forward for the climate movement is to center Indigenous knowledge and keep fossil fuels in the ground. Check out the recording of the Indigenous Resistance to Carbon Report Webinar featuring Love Sanchez, Taysha Martineau, and Kanahus Manuel, as well as report authors from Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International, where they review the report’s main findings and  discuss the critical importance of Indigenous rights in campaigning. Link here.
Stop Line 3 update
“It’s with a heavy heart we receive the news that the U.S. has tragically failed once again to honor our treaties and protect the water that sustains all life on Mother Earth. The Line 3 fight is far from over, it has just shifted gears. Do not think we are going quietly into the night, we will continue to stand on the frontlines until every last tar sands pipeline is shut down and Indigenous communities are no longer targeted but our right to consent or denial is respected.”
~Indigenous Environmental Network
From Honor the Earth:
From Tara Houska with Giniw Collective
We are not deterred. Our #StopLine3 resistance continues in the courts, as we challenge the Army Corps and fight Minnesota’s criminalization of water protectors.
Please support the legal fund here: http://StopLine3bailfunds.org
Please support the lawyer legal fees here: http://protestlaw.org/line3
Mountain Valley Pipeline
Tell the Virginia DEQ to DENY the 401 permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline! The draft permit fails to consider cumulative impacts on waterways, MVP’s history of violations and is missing important baseline data. MVP should not be granted new permission to pollute our water resources.

We have until October 27 to submit comments to the Virginia DEQ for the members of the citizen State Water Control Board to review, before they make their decision whether or not to grant the permit this December. Send your comments here.

More Actions to Take!
Last month, Rep. Mondaire Jones, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley introduced the Fossil Free Finance Act to the House. This proposal is game-changing for stopping destructive fossil fuel projects. They still need co-sponsors!  Write your Representative and ask them to co-sponsor! Use this link to send your letter.
Stop Approvals for New and Expanded Petrochemical and Plastic Facilities
We need to stop petrochemical expansion NOW!  Join the national movement demanding President Biden stop the permitting of these facilities by signing this petition here.
Connected to 350.org’s National Fossil Free Fed Campaign, 350 Charlottesville is planning an action at the Federal Reserve in Richmond, VA. Sign the Petition to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to act on Climate Crisis here.
 
Demand an End to Banking on Amazon Destruction!

The Amazon is at the tipping point, yet banks continue to fund and invest in Amazon oil – a “first cut” in the destruction of the rainforest. Banks must stop providing investment and financing in the Amazon, where risks of climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation, Indigenous rights violations, pollution, and corruption are extremely high. Send your message here.

Thanks for taking action!

Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen