On September 8, in advance of the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco,  Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice events 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! 

There are three Rise for Climate events in the Triangle! Spread the word please!!
September 8, 12-7 pm, Triangle Rise for Climate Solutions Bio-Bus Tour visit six locations in Durham and Orange Counties highlighting climate solutions from household to community levels. Meet at the Durham Station Transportation Center. Join us for an opportunity to see firsthand solutions in our own communities, unleash our collective creative ideas and energy, and spark growth of many more local solutions we need to address the climate crisis. RSVP required.  
September 10, 6-9 pm, Racial Equity and Environmental Justice Workshop, Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Durham 
We will deep dive into racial equity with Alexa Broderick of The Equity Paradigm and environmental justice with Naeema Muhammad and Ayo Wilson of NC Environmental Justice Network. We’ll look at the United State’s political history to understand how policy has shaped racial inequity then discuss how we, as environmentalists, can focus our work around environmental justice. https://actionnetwork.org/events/racial-equity-and-environmental-justice-training/
September 12, 6:30-8:30 pm Rise for Climate Solutions Forum, Church of the Nativity in Raleigh.  Local city and county leaders will be discussing renewable energy, environmental justice. clean energy jobs, putting an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure, and more. https://actionnetwork.org/events/rise-for-climate-solutions-forum/
To learn about other NC events happening in Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington, and Greensboro, and around the world, check out www.riseforclimate.org
September 9, NC WARN’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street 
Music! Food trucks! Solar car races! 11 am -3 pm, See all the details here and a flyer that you can print out and post.
Stand Up in September 30 Days/30 Ways is part of Pachamama Alliance’s Stand Up in September campaign, a month of coordinated action in conjunction with the Rise for Climate/People’s Climate March events. Discover what you can do to be in action to reverse global warming. Sign up here to receive one Way that can contribute to reversing global warming each day. 
Tuesdays with Tillis every Tuesday (this past week was week #84!) with different themes, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Federal Building, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh 
Stop Kavanaugh on September 4. the day the hearings are supposed to start https://www.facebook.com/events/587332478330068/
Probably the same thing on September 11. Call Senators Tillis (202-224-6342) and Burr (202-224-3154).
September 6, Wild & Scenic Film Festival Carrboro Century Center, 100 North Greensboro Street
6:30 -9:30 pm, Tickets: $20-$30, 
More info and RSVP here
The Haw River Assembly hosts a night of environmental and adventure films that depict the beauty of the natural world, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. The films inspire activism and call us all to protect the places we love.
Pollinator Garden Tours on September 5 (5:30 pm) and September 13 (10 am)
Join Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos on a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. I can highly recommend these tours with Debbie! More info here.
September 20, Cary Town Hall Forum, NC Constitutional Amendments, with Rep. Cynthia Ball and Rep. Gayle Adcock
316 N. Academy St. Cary, Registration begins at 6:30 pm, Forum 7:00-8:30 pm, Sign up here
Be an informed voter and talk with us about what the proposed amendments mean. Our expert panelists will lead a challenging discussion and will answer questions.
Two events at The Eco-Institute
Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Road, Chapel Hill
September 21, Farm to Table Dinner Series, 6:30 -8:30 pm
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. Register here.
September 22, Mushroom Hunting With Anna McHugh, Two sessions: 9:00 am-12:00 pm OR 2:00 pm-4:30 pm 
Join us as we foray into the mystical world of mushroom hunting! The Eco-Institute is home to numerous types of wild mushrooms, from the delicious to the deadly. Local mycologist Anna McHugh will lead us in a course on mushroom identification, then we’ll walk and collect mushrooms, and if we’re lucky, taste what we find!! Register here
September 23, The 11th Annual Amazing Pepper Festival 
Located at the Great Meadow, Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, 3-6 pm
North Carolina’s largest local food festival – with 50+ chefs, distillers, brewers, and culinary artisans – 2 live bands – 1,400+ attendees – and 800 lbs. of local, organic peppers.  Come explore the culinary creativity of the Piedmont! Ticket and more information here.
National Stand4Forests Week of Action with Dogwood Alliance! 
September 25, Stand4Forests Trivia Night: Treevia to Defend our Forests 

Oak & Dagger Public House, 18 Seaboard Ave, Ste 150, Raleigh, 6:30-9:30 pm

Join Dogwood Alliance to celebrate forest protection, climate action, and justice for all. Enjoy Oak and Dagger’s craft beer and Triangle Game Night’s charm while competing to win prizes in a battle of woods-related wisdom and wits. From famous trees in pop culture, to awe-inspiring tidbits about the magic of the forest, to shocking facts about forest destruction here in North Carolina, you can be sure that this Treevia night is rooted in our love of forests. More info here.
September 26, Dogwood Alliance Stand4Forest Press Conference
9:30 am in the NC General Assembly Press Room, 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh  
September 27,  Burned: Are Trees The New Coal? Documentary Film Screening, Hall River Ballroom, Saxapahaw
Join filmmaker Chris Hardee, as the movie 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.
September 27, State of the Climate: Carolina Stories with Miles O’Brien, Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
Clean Air Carolina hosts a special event with Miles O’Brien, science correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. His team is working with Clean Air Carolina to produce a series of short films on how climate change is impacting North Carolina and highlights the following people working on this critical issue:

* Sea level rise: Dr. Bob Parr, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air/Clean Air Carolina, Wilmington and Stan Riggs, Eastern Carolina University, coastal and marine   geologist, Greenville
* Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Donna Chavis and Rev. Mag Legerton, Center for Community Action and EcoRobeson, Robeson County
* Energy burden/Renewables: DeAndrea Salvador, Renewable Energy Transition Initiative, Charlotte and Dimple Ajmera, Chair of Environment Committee, Charlotte City Council
*Mountain impacts: Steve O’Neil, EarthShine Nature Programs, Clean Air Carolina AirKeeper, Transylvania County