Beginning today, Nov. 12th through the 21st, Thanksgiving Fast & Prayer to Stop Climate Change
The future of human civilization as we know it is threatened by climate change. By fasting for ten days before Thanksgiving, we intend to add light, prayer and witness to the efforts to end climate change. Join Steve and others in Asheville from wherever you are for one day or more in a way that connects with you. More information here.
Great news last month as the Wake County Board of Commissioners and City of Asheville passed 100% renewable energy resolutions!! Grateful Durham County Commissioners will be joining them this week when they vote, bringing the total communities in NC who have passed resolutions to 18. Now the real work begins!! Let’s be sure our leaders follow through and help them with this work!!
November 17, Clean Path 2025: Taking Charge of Our Electric Power
2-6:30 pm, Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill
A gathering of North Carolinians interested in accelerating a just transition to economical clean electricity in our state. Learn how activists, local governments and small utilities are implementing the Clean Path 2025 strategy to replace fossil fuels with solar, battery storage, energy-saving measures and innovative financing. More information and registration here.
Check out NC WARN’s latest TV ad! It’s time to end the Duke Energy monopoly. It sure is!!!
November 17, Community/ Landowner Strategy Meeting
11 am – 4pm, Near the Alamance/Rockingham County border.
Join Haw River Assembly, Appalachian Voices, and Sierra Club for a Strategy summit to discuss how we can stop the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate. More details on location after you RSVP here. Facebook link to help spread the word.
Climate change impacts are being felt strongly in NC and all over the world. Please consider signing onto this Petition for a Just Transition to a 100% Renewable Energy and Carbon-Free Economy in NC that will be delivered to Gov. Cooper’s office and General Assembly members. Here’s the link to sign and to share
on social media and with friends.
Tuesdays with Tillis, join activists every Tuesday as different themes and issues are shared, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Federal Building, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh. Tomorrow will be week 95! More information and updates on themes and actions here.
November 26, The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens
7 pm, Quail Ridge Books, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh
Since 2012, Gene Nichol has traveled the length of North Carolina, conducting hundreds of interviews with poor people and those working to alleviate the worst of their circumstances. Hear their voices challenge all of us to see what is too often invisible, to look past partisan divides and preconceived notions, and to seek change. More information here.
November 27, All Roads Lead to Raleigh/Special session at General Assembly
10:30 am press conference, then join others at noon in the gallery of the General Assembly Gallery to let them know we’re watching as they talk about the terrible amendments and more. More information here.
A thought provoking article by Bill McKibben after the midterm elections. “Every election cycle brings wins and losses. But every election cycle also brings us two years further down the path of irrevocable climate change. That’s why even a mixed result can seem bruising.”
December 1,. Waste Not, Living the Low Carbon Life
9 am – 2 pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, 125 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
Sponsored by Church of the Nativity, learn how to reduce your carbon footprint by making the food waste, compost, soil connection. Info here.
Help Robie and Dwayne Goins fight the Atlantic Coast Pipeline! Consider donating to the Goins brothers’ legal battle against the proposed fracked gas pipeline in their town of Prospect, NC. For more information, visit their GoFundMe account. This lawsuit is important because it represents a historic Lumbee community’s last line of defense against the siting of a metering station–an intrusive and dangerous piece of industrial infrastructure–in a residential area by an aggressive energy behemoth in violation of the law.
December 3-4, 24 Hours of Reality
Travel across the Earth for 24 hours to learn more about how fossil fuels and climate change are creating unique health risks that threaten the wellness of families and communities all over the world. More information here.
December 6-8, Together Building Power: NC NAACP State Convention
December 8, Paperhand Puppet Intervention fans, save the date for a fantastic fundraiser, auction, and dance party!
The Saxapahaw Holiday Market runs from 9 to 6 and our studios will be open during those hours selling Paperhand march. Head back to the studio at 7 pm for the party. More details soon on Paperhand’s website or facebook page.
Save-the-date, February 9, Moral March on Raleigh and HKonJ People’s Assembly downtown Raleigh
Thanks so much for reading!
Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen
350 Triangle Coordinator