Lots going on as usual, including the Juliana vs. United States climate lawsuit that FINALLY takes place later today and the Energy Justice NC Tour!
June 4, Youth Climate Lawsuit, Juliana v United States
It’s time to stand up for the rights of young people. The constitutional youth climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, has a hearing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon beginning at 5 pm ET. We can listen from afar! Visit information on how you can show solidarity from wherever you are. ***Tune into the livestream of the oral argument at 5 pm on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals YouTube channel here.
#AllEyesOnJuliana is the hashtag to follow! The facebook event page is here.

June 5, Health Care Can’t Wait: Expand Medicaid
People will gather at locations across the state to remember and honor the people who have suffered or died because they were uninsured. There are several vigils in the Triangle area and across the state. Find a vigil near you here. All vigils will be held on Wednesday at 7 pm.
June 10, Al: My Brother Screening
6:30-9:30 pm, Chelsea Theater, 1129 Weaver Dairy Road, Suite AB, Chapel Hill
Directed by Cash Michaels, “Al: My Brother” is an inspiring and instructive film for young and old, black and white, to come together, and demand a government that serves the needs, and the rights, of ALL Americans. Al McSurely has been involved with the civil rights movement since the 1960s with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the NAACP, and many other groups. He is also a civil rights attorney and continues the fight for justice today. This documentary will be shown as a special fundraiser for the Poor People’s Campaign and Triangle WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom). The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Al McSurely, Margaret Herring and director Cash Michaels, and moderated by Mark Dorosin, co-director of the Julius L. Chambers for Civil Rights.

Tickets are $10 for Chelsea members and $12 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in advance on-line through the Chelsea Theater or at the door. More information here.

June 11, Faith, Science, and Climate Solutions

7-9 pm, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
Are religion and science in opposition when it comes to the issue of climate change? What does science have to say about both the urgency to act and the solutions that are at hand? How does our faith inform the actions that we take to care for Earth and all of its inhabitants? How can people of faith and conscience seize the moral opportunity to lead on the most important issue of our time? Join Rev. Susan Hendershot, president of Interfaith Power & Light, and Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, as they undertake their first joint speaking tour on the intersection of faith, science, and climate solutions. This program is part of a 5-state Southeastern tour intended to educate, inspire and mobilize climate action. More information here.
June 17-19, The Poor People’s Moral Action Congress,
Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC
We must keep building a national movement to confront systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. At the Moral Action Congress, we will launch the Poor People’s Campaign Moral and Constitutional Budget, hold a National Freedom School, and invite Presidential candidates for a forum on our Demands and Budget. We have also requested a hearing at Congress. More info at
Climate Destabilization gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month at the Oasis Cafe in Carrboro, 6:30-8:30 pm. Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro Street. More info here. Topic on June 9th is Dr. Herman Daly’s  “Economic Policies to Fix Climate Change.”
Tuesdays with(out) Tillis, join an awesome group of activists and speakers every Tuesday in Raleigh as different themes, actions, and issues are shared, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Federal Building, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh. Follow their Facebook page for more information on upcoming themes and actions.
Pollinator Garden Tours — May-October

480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, at the Chatham Marketplace lawn
Join Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos for fun and educational tours of the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Chatham County’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden. Tours are free and open to the public. Upcoming tours on June 4, 13, and 22. Debbie says the garden is looking great and has over 65 different species in bloom this week! More information and schedule here.

Rising Earth Immersion at Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain
8519 Pickards Meadow Road, Chapel Hill
September 8 through November 17, (application deadline June 20th!)
The Rising Earth Immersion Program is a ten-week residential permacultural immersion created for young adults who are aware of the ecological crisis and are longing to restore balance and hope. Experience Ecological Community Living, Connect Deeply with Nature, Build Homesteading Skills, Earn a Certification in Permaculture, and Discover Your Life of Purpose. Do you see the need for change in our current culture and recognize that we each have a role to play? Are you eager to explore new ways of living that honor nature’s wisdom? Apply now! Forward this to Young Adults seeking a life-changing experience in sustainable education this Fall! The  Rising Earth Program qualifies for up to 20 hours of Criteria II or for 10 hours of Continuing Education credits for the NC Environmental Education Certification.
More information.
Energy Justice NC Tour coming soon to communities across the state!

A just energy system would allow for more public participation in the ownership and control of how and where energy is produced, contributing to local job creation, increased energy savings and renewable energy development, while tackling the threat of climate change. The tour will focus on how Duke Energy’s monopoly power harms our heath, our environment, and local economies. We will share a vision for energy justice and how it can help our communities thrive with the goal to empower residents to speak up against Duke Energy’s monopoly power in order to lower our electric bills, expand energy choice, increase customer-owned renewable energy options, and reduce climate change impacts.
It’s time for Energy Justice! It’s time to End the Duke Monopoly!
Thanks for reading!! Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen
350 Triangle Coordinator