Hope everyone is staying hydrated and taking care of yourself and others during this dangerous heat! The end of the month will be a busy one!
June 18, Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March on Washington and to the Polls
Washington, D.C.
Taking place tomorrow! There are many buses and carpools going from NC. More information here. You can also participate and watch online on the Poor People’s Campaign website and Facebook page. It’s going to be special to see the awesome movement!
June 22, Learn to advocate for a carbon plan in the public interest!
6 pm, online

Last month, we finally got a look at Duke Energy’s long-awaited draft carbon plan, and not surprisingly, were upset to hear that fracked gas is part of all four of their plans. Unacceptable! The final carbon plan will be determined by the North Carolina Utility Commission (NCUC), a regulatory body tasked with overseeing public utilities.  Join People Power NC (that 350 Triangle is a part of) to learn how to engage with the NC Utilities Commission, what to expect, and how to prepare for the upcoming hearings. Register here.
Check out People Power NC’s Report Card on Duke Energy’s draft plan and read how their draft plan received failing grades on 8 of 12 criteria here.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming NCUC public hearings on the Carbon Plan:

*Durham – July 11, Durham County Courthouse at 7 pm
*Wilmington – July 12, New Hanover County Courthouse at 7 pm
*Asheville – July 27, Buncombe County Courthouse at 7 pm
*Charlotte – July 28, Mecklenburg County Courthouse at 7 pm
*Virtual events – August 23 at 1:30pm and 6:30pm
June 22, At What Cost: A Community Information Session on the Hazards of Chapel Hill Coal Ash
6-8 pm, virtual and in-person at Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill
Join to hear from community members and experts regarding Chapel Hill’s dangerous proposed plan to house residents on top of coal ash. Attend in-person, or sign up to attend virtually here.
June 23, Climate Change Interagency Council
11 am, online and by phone
This meeting is open to the public, and will include an opportunity for individuals and organizations to provide input to cabinet agency representatives. Comments will be limited to two minutes and speakers are asked to sign up online by 5 pm on June 22. There is no agenda listed yet, but more information about the council can be found here, that will hopefully include an agenda soon.
To attend via WebEx: Link here
Event number: 2425 706 6791
Event password: NCICC (62422 from phones)
Audio conference: +1-415-655-0003
June 23, Dear President Biden: Just Say No to Fossil Fuels
7-8:30 pm, virtual premiere

The film shares the stories of leaders from the People vs. Fossil Fuels coalition and the fossil fuel resistance movement who are fighting to protect communities, water, and public health. Throughout the film, these leaders share why President Biden must take bold action to address the climate crisis. The screening of film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Jon Bowermaster, and some organizers and climate activists featured in the film, including John Beard, Russell Chisholm, and Jessica Wiskus. Register here.
June 25 – 26, 24 Hour Peace Wave: No to Militarization – Yes to Cooperation
A non-stop 24-hour rolling rally live streaming on a Zoom channel moving west around the Earth from 2 pm. in Ireland on June 25 to 4 pm in Ukraine on June 26. There will be video from protests, demonstrations, vigils, teach-ins, and speakers. There will be music and art. A detailed agenda will be posted and sent to those who’ve signed up to attend. Sign up here.

June 28, All Economic Policy Is Climate Policy
12-1 pm, online
A discussion on how we must equitably confront the racist economic policies of the past century that have led to today’s climate emergency. Join a conversation with Real Hot Take’s Amy Westervelt, Roosevelt Institute Climate Director Rhiana Gunn-Wright, and New Republic climate reporter Kate Aronoff to learn more.  Register here.
Tell Congress to fund renewable energy infrastructure!

After lots of pressure, and in a great win for our movement, last week President Biden issued an Executive Order invoking the Defense Production Act that will be used to expand American manufacturing of solar panels, building insulation, heat pumps, and more.  Now we need Congress to pass the Energy Security and Independence Act which would bring $100B of critical funding to accelerate the renewable and just energy future we so urgently need. Call or email your Congressional members asking them to co-sponsor and support this bill.
Name Climate Disasters after Fossil Fuel Companies! has a great new petition calling on the World Meteorological Organization and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to rename climate disasters after the fossil fuel companies that are causing them! Hurricane Exxon, heatwave Shell or wildfire Chevron? The world should know who is to blame for climate impacts! Sign here.
Stop the Oil Profiteering! We need to pass a Windfall Profits Tax on Big Oil that would put a tax on the excess profits oil companies are making because of the crisis and use the money to send a check to the people who need it. Sign here, plus, call your Congressional leaders and ask them to support the bill.
Tell Attorney General Garland to End Opposition to Youth Climate Justice

Sponsored by People Vs Fossil Fuels coalition, sign this petition calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to end the Department of Justice’s opposition to the Juliana v. United States youth climate case! Despite President Biden’s promises to listen to youth and address the climate crisis, his DOJ is still actively opposing the Juliana case, denying the youth plaintiffs’ rights and seeking to prevent them from presenting evidence to a judge in open court of how their own government is causing them harm. We need our nation’s courts to do their duty and protect the rights of our children to a safe climate now! Sign here.


Protect Sacred Places

From the Native Organizers Alliance, add your name in support of the Advancing Tribal Parity on Public Lands Act and the Tribal Cultural Areas System Act here.
Stop PFAS pollution! Sign the petition urging the NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to limit the release of toxic forever chemicals into the Cape Fear River to a non-detectable level. Take action here.
Watch the recording of the emotional and powerful Climate Change as Spiritual Practice with Joanna Macy and Jonathan Gustin here.
Watch the recording of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International’s Stockholm+50 event, Women Leading Solutions for a Healthy and Just Planet here. I find all of their programs are so powerful, hearing from women from across the world.  More info about WECAN here.
I highly recommend signing up for the Hot Take newsletter and podcast with Amy Westervelt and Mary Annaïse Heglar! I find myself cheering, crying, laughing, and yelling while listening. Here’s a link to the latest newsletter and to the podcast, “a holistic, irreverent, honest look at the climate crisis and all the ways media and society are talking—and not talking—about it.”
Thanks for reading, sharing, and taking action!
Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen