The winter season didn’t used to be as busy as it has been the past few years! SOOOOOO much going on!
#DivestFromFossilFuels! It is time to demand that our elected officials act to freeze all investments in fossil fuel companies and divest public funds from all investments in coal, oil and gas producers. We’re in a climate emergency! Demand our state leaders divest from fossil fuels IMMEDIATELY! Sign the letter and spread the word! So far over 63,000 emails have sent to governors and legislators across the county. Let’s help grow that number in NC!!  http://bit.ly/divestnc
 
Sample tweet: State pension funds have tens of billions invested in fossil fuel companies driving the climate crisis. It’s time to #DivestFromFossilFuels and invest in a just and renewable future. @NC_Governor @NCTreasurer http://bit.ly/divestnc
Today is Fossil Fuel Divestment Day!
College students across the globe are taking action on their campuses to pressure their universities to divest from fossil fuel corporations and reinvest in regenerative, community-controlled economies. Help lift and support the movement by spreading the word by following Divest Ed on social media.
Sample post and hash tags to use: Students at over 50 campuses are taking action today for #fossilfueldivestmentday. They are demanding their universities divest from fossil fuel corporations that are poisoning our air, waters, and land, and reinvest in regenerative, community-controlled economies that put people first. #F2D2
VOTE!!!! EARLY voting begins TODAY and runs through February 29. Check here to find a list of county one-stop early voting locations. A photo ID is NOT required. March 3rd is the NC primary, part of Super Tuesday this year. Please vote and consider candidates who will be climate leaders we need! For information on sample ballots, election day polling places, and more check out the NC Board of Elections website here.
February 14, Wombat Love Valentine’s Procession
6 pm, Durham Central Park, Durham
Stories are coming out of Australia telling us how the wombats make space in their burrows to shelter other animals fleeing the massive fires.  These stories lift us up and give us courage to stay close to each other and to the Earth, and to never stop doing everything we can to protect the Earth and all of the life it holds. Join Durham Extinction Rebellion as we walk in procession from Durham’s Central Park to the Bull statue, and circle back to Central Park. as we raise awareness of the climate crisis. All are welcome! More info If anyone would like to carpool from Chapel Hill, please contact Nora Weston at nora.h.[email protected].
Every Friday morning from 8-10 am, join 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]. No Coal at UNC!
 
February 15, Valentines for the Earth
10 am, Carrboro Town Hall, Carrboro
Join Chapelboro Extinction Rebellion on the lawn of Carrboro Town Hall. We will have puppets and be drumming, singing, and writing Valentines. At 11 we will march around town lead by the Red Rebel flock to raise awareness of the climate crisis. No parking at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market. Park on Fidelity Street.
February 15, Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown
1:30-3:30 pm, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham
The Pachamama Alliance – RTP and ERUUF Earth Justice invite you to learn about practical, current solutions to global warming. In this two-hour workshop, you’ll see both the possibility of reversing global warming and your important role in the process. It’s helped thousands of people move from fear and despair to hope and action on the most urgent challenge of our times. Register here.
 
Right to Harm: A Public Health Crisis too Big to Ignore film showings

February 14-20, Rialto Theater, 1620 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh
Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, Right to Harm exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Eastern North Carolina is spotlighted, along with the work of NC Environmental Justice Network. Tickets can be purchased online here or from the Rialto Theater box office.
February 20, Faith in Action: Advocating for Effective Climate Policy
7-9 pm, Benson Memorial United Methodist Church, 4706 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh
Join Interfaith Creation Care of the Triangle and Campaign Nonviolence to discover how people of faith can affect climate policy.  The Creation Care Ministry Team of the United Methodist Church NC Conference Creation Team will discuss how an individual church can join together with other churches to influence policy.  Then leaders of NC Policy Watch, 350 Triangle, and the NC Conservation Network will give an update on climate issues at the local level in the Triangle and at the state level. More information here and here.
February 22, Wild History Foraging Walk & Pizza!

11 am – 1 pm, Well Fed Community Garden, 1321 Athens Dr., Raleigh
Join Piedmont Picnic Project on a walk through the lush urban landscape surrounding Well Fed, identifying edible plants and teaching you tips to ID them on your own in the future. Wild History walks also incorporate a sense of place through stories about historical, cultural, and geographic connections, bringing us closer to where our food comes from. More information and RSVP here.

February 24, NC Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board meeting
1-5 pm, Rural Economic Development Center, SECU Training and Conference Center, 4021 Carya Drive, Raleigh. More information here that will hopefully be updated soon.
 
Awesome activist and community organizer, Bobby Jones, from Down East Coal Coalition, was featured last month in this excellent NowThis video. Why This Man Wants to Make North Carolina 100% Renewable ‘It’s literally a chokehold.’ — It’s time to #EndtheDukeMonoply in North Carolina and make the state 100% renewable! Delighted Bobby and Down East are part of our Energy Justice NC Coalition! **Another reminder to sign the petition for Energy Justice hereand spread the word!
 
February 25, dirt! The Movie: A story with heart and soil
7 pm, St Paul’s Christian Church, 3331 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh
Eco Cafe, presented by St Paul’s Green Team. Discussion following the movie will be led by the NC Composting Council.
Climate Destabilization gatherings on the 2nd Sunday each month at the Oasis Cafe in Carrboro, 6:30-8:30 pm. Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro Street. More info here.
Tuesdays with Tillis, join the awesome group of activists and speakers every Tuesday in Raleigh as different topics and actions are discussed, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Federal Building, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh. Follow their Facebook and Twitter page for updates.
Duke Energy Progress rate hike hearings. We need to bring our power to the Utilities Commission and tell Duke: No rate-hikes for dirty energy!

2/20, 7 pm, Buncombe County Courthouse, Courtroom 1A, 60 Court Plaza, Asheville
2/27, 7 pm, Richmond County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 3rd Floor, 105 W Franklin Street, Rockingham
3/02, 7 pm, Public Witness Hearing, Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh
3/03, 7 pm, New Hanover County Courthouse, Courtroom 317, 316 Princess Street, Wilmington
3/04,  7 pm, Greene County Courthouse, 301 North Greene Street, Snow Hill
5/04,  2 pm, Evidentiary Hearing, Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh

February 29, Biscuits and Popcorn: A Climate Mobilization Film Festival
9 am to noon, Elon Community United Church of Christ, 271 N. Williamson Ave, Elon  
Join the United Church of Christ Southern Conference’s Creation Justice Network. 12 presenters — from local congregations and faith-based NC environmental organizations — will be presenting five-minute film clips on their work, in an effort to mobilize congregations and communities to begin formulating a 10-year climate mobilization plan.
March 7, Tackling Climate Change in the Southeast
10:30, Chapel Hill Library, 100 Library Dr. Chapel Hill
Kym Hunter and Maia Hutt, attorneys from the Southern Environmental Law Center, will discuss the myriad ways they are working to tackle climate change across the Southeast  – from energy efficiency to solar power to transportation reform and more. This group has done much work in this era of deregulation. It will be helpful to understad how they work for all of us.
Save the dates!!
 

March 27 and 28, Southeast Coal Ash Summit

9 am Friday to 1 pm Saturday, Greensboro
The summit will include a blend of technical, legal, and community experts from across the South and Puerto Rico. This event will cover various coal ash topics including recycling and reuse, landfills, federal landscape, worker justice, the historic settlement in North Carolina against Duke Energy and more. More information on the agenda and to RSVP here.

April 22-24 , Earth Day Climate Strikes!

On April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the US Climate Strike Coalition is launching three consecutive days of strike actions to call on all young people and adults to join us as we take our movement to the next level. With the November elections approaching, 2020 is a critical year for climate action. We must mobilize and use our voice and our vote to demand our leaders take action to address the climate crises.

Each day of the strike will have a varying focus to ensure our message is heard at every level.
April 22, Big climate mobilization will take place in Raleigh
April 23, Stop the Money Pipeline Day of Action
April 24, Day of Political Action
More details soon as actions are organized!
April 25, Missing Murdered Indigenous People’s March
10 am – 3 pm, NC State Capitol, 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh
Details and RSVP here.

June 20, Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington at the National Mall

On June 20, 2020 we will rise together as a powerful moral fusion movement in a Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington to demand the implementation of our Moral Agenda! The question isn’t how much it costs to address these moral issues, but what it costs us not to address 140 million Americans living in poverty and low-wealth. We are building power for an agenda that lifts all people by challenging the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism! For more information, including bus transportation and to RSVP, check out the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival’s website here

June 29-July 1, Climate Reality Training taking place in Raleigh!

Look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events!! Don’t forget to take action on some of the links above. Thanks!

Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen

350 Triangle Coordinator