After a cloudy and wet winter in the Triangle, the SUN is finally shining and spring is in the air! There are many events and actions, beginning TODAY, on International Woman’s Day!
March 8, Womxn Act for Climate Justice – International Women’s Day Online Event
1:30 pm, online
Join us on International Women’s Day for Womxn Act for Climate Justice, an international network wide event highlighting the struggles and solutions of womxn climate leaders in the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network. Womxn worldwide are continuing to call for a different path forward in 2021 and beyond as we reweave and forge forward in the midst of colliding multiple crises, with global communities confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and intensified climate chaos, racism, gender and economic inequity, Indigenous rights violations, environmental degradation, and much more. RSVP here.
March 8,  A Sense of Wonder
On International Women’s Day, celebrate the legacy of Rachel Carson by streaming A Sense of Wonder presented by “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society. Register here to watch the documentary any time between 8 am and 5 pm EST.
MORAL MONDAYS have returned! Every Monday during President Biden’s First Hundred Days the Poor People’s Campaign will be meeting online for teachins, witnesses, music and phonebank action. Most Moral Mondays will begin at 3 pm. Join on their website or on their Facebook page.
March 16, 7 pm, NC Utilities Commission Virtual Public Hearing on the Duke Energy and Dominion Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs).
To testify on the 16th, register no later than 5 pm on March 11, by contacting the Public Staff via email at [email protected] or by calling 866-380-9816. This hearing will help determine the future of our state’s energy systems for the next 10 years. Need some help with comments, click here or here for talking points. TONIGHT a webinar offering an overview of the IRPs, how to testify, and talking points will be held from 6- 7 pm. Register here.
March 10, Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? Movie & Discussion
12:30-2pm, online
Burned tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies and blatant green washing of the burgeoning bio-mass power industry. Joining us to help us delve deeper into this issue will be Dr. John Taggert, Associate Professor in the UNCW Department of Environmental Sciences, along with others knowledgeable about this urgent issue. Hosted by Tuesdays with Tillis and 350 Triangle. Register here.
March 11, Turning Red Tape Green: Making Government Work for Environmental Justice
6-7 pm, online
Join a panel discussion with leaders in the environmental justice movement to learn what it takes to use the tools of government to make change. Bill McKibben moderates the panel that includes Vic Barret, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, and Maria Lopez-Nuñez. RSVP here.
March 11, Perspectives on a Green New Deal

2:30 pm, online

Join Kate Aronoff, Avi Lewis, Tina Ngata, Harsha Walia, and Jale Samuwai to discuss the upcoming illustrated book “Perspectives on a Global Green New Deal.” Registration here.
March 17, Climate (In)justice: The Quest for Equity in a Changing Climate
7:30 pm, online

Join a live panel discussion about climate change and its broader implications on justice and equality. Bringing a wealth of perspectives and experiences which all intersect with climate justice issues, the panelists will discuss environmental policy, social equity issues in urban planning, research applications, and why communities of color face greater dangers from climate change. They will also share their thoughts on how to achieve social justice in our climate policies. More information and registration here.
March 29-April 3, Build Back Fossil Free National Week of Action. More information coming soon!
Water Quilt Project ARTivism Virginia, in collaboration with Appalachian Voices, POWHR, Haw River Assembly (NC) and Preserve Monroe (WV) invite you to participate in the Water Quilt Project to honor and protect the waterways of Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina threatened by the Mountain Valley Pipeline. More information here and spread the word. #NoMVP!
Tell Banks: DEFUND Line 3! Send a direct email to bank CEOs to demand that they stop funding the toxic Line 3 pipeline.
Last month over 200,000 signatures were delivered from people across the country who have signed a petition to demand President Biden stop the Line 3 pipeline. Check out this powerful video here and share.
North Carolina now exports more wood pellets overseas to be burned for energy than any other state in the nation. The wood pellet industry destroys 164 acres of NC forests every day. Sign this Dogwood Alliance petition to urge Governor Cooper to break the biomass industry’s hold on NC.
ZeroHour NC Youth Climate Challenge
ZeroHour NC is hosting a contest to encourage climate action for NC youth groups in April starting on Sunday, April 4th.The challenge consists of 4 themed weeks: sustainability and action, intersectional activism, local environmental service, and dialogue and education. Each week contains a synchronous activity and several asynchronous options. For example, our events include a discussion based Zoom seminar and a citizen science challenge.

ZeroHour will be giving out different amounts of points for different activities, with synchronous activities and more involved activities worth more than asynchronous activities. Each participant will earn their group points. For example, activities such as a call with an indigenous speaker will be worth 3 points, whereas a personal conversation with a family member will be worth 1 point. The prizes will go out to the top 3 groups by point total: $50 per youth group to fund environmental projects. Follow @zerohournc on Instagram for updates and information on specific challenges. Add your youth group to the challenge here.

April 6-7, NC NC BREATHE 2021
1-5 pm both days, online
NC BREATHE 2021 will bring together community groups, policymakers, medical and health professionals, academics, students, and environmental advocates to consider innovative strategies to reduce climate change and to increase the resilience of our communities and health systems to climate impacts. William Barber III will be the keynote speaker. More information and registration here.
April 9-11, Global Just Recovery Gathering
Hosted by, the Global Just Recovery Gathering is a three-day online event featuring interactive workshops, cultural sessions, and hands-on trainings. Build your skills, strengthen relationships, and hear from a powerful line-up of climate leaders, artists, and musicians in every corner of the world. Join us in designing a new path towards a better future for all. More information and pre-register here.
April 24, 3rd Annual Missing Murdered Indigenous Woman March
10 am – 1 pm, online
The absence of consistent, standardized reporting on the issue has prevented researchers from gaining a true understanding of the problem. NC is 8th in the nation for Human Trafficking, and we need to highlight this, raise awareness and prevent trafficking of Native peoples by educating them on what human trafficking is, available resources, safety tips, and ways to get involved in their communities. RSVP here.
Thanks for reading and taking action!