There are now 6 BUSES FROM NORTH CAROLINA being organized for the people’s Climate March in NYC!!!!!!! 3 from the Triangle area and 1 each from Asheville, Boone and Charlotte. Seats are filling up fast so reserve a seat today!
Asheville – Bus Captains Debby Genz email@example.com and Mary Olson firstname.lastname@example.org
Boone – Contact Bus Captain Dave Harman email@example.com
Please join us on August 27 for a presentation of Sustain Charlotte’s just released 2014 Charlotte-Meck Sustainability Report Card. Over a year in the making, this Report Card reviews the status of nine major categories relevant to our overall sustainability, including comparisons with national trends, and with suggestions as how we can improve. Overall compared with national trends Charlotte-Meck gets a “C”. Given that the Charlotte City Council has chosen to have ” … be a global leader in sustainability …” as one of its’ focus goals, this letter grade is disappointing.
Sustain Charlotte will be represented by Meg Fencil who will conduct the presentation and discussion.
As usual, pizza will be served around 6:30pm. We will have a short business meeting at 7pm. And the formal presentation will begin around 7:15pm.
We meet at the Mahlon Adams Pavilion in Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Ave., Charlotte, NC. Plenty of free parking is available.
See you there for this timely presentation.
Chair, Central Piedmont Group Sierra Club
You can show your support for acting on climate by showing up at the Citizens’ Climate Hearing September 9 in Charlotte.
This is a critical moment for North Carolinians to make sure our voice is heard. Citizens from across NC will gather at Myers Park Baptist Church to give oral testimony, which will be recorded and submitted as official comments to the EPA. Join Sierra Club and our partner organizations to call on the EPA to take swift and strong action on climate for North Carolina.
WHO: Sierra Club, other partner organizations, and you! WHAT: Citizens’ Climate Hearing WHEN: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Heaton Hall, Myers Park Baptist Church,1900 Queens Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 [Map]
Wow, what a great weekend! Outdoor leadership skills, wilderness survival, first aid certification, backpacking gear 101, Leave No Trace principles, trip planning., paddle camping, and more were covered this past weekend, Aug 22-24, at Hanging Rock State Park. We shared yummy lasagna, salad, watermelon, and home made ice cream. Classroom discussions, hikes, and hands on learning made for some terrific sharing of skills and ideas. If you missed this opportunity, plan to join us on our next Sierra Club Outings Leaders certification program!
Congratulations to Central Piedmont members Linda Alley,Dori Bowman, Thanh Huynh, Allison Pelphrey, and David Robinson for completing the advanced Outings Leader Training (OLT-201)!
Reserve your seat on the Charlotte Bus to NYC People’s Climate March today! Can’t decide if you should make the trip? Watch and listen to Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune on why you need to be there!
Already decided to attend? Great! Reserve your seat on the Charlotte Bus to NYC People’s Climate March and then check out what to bring and what not to bring…
What to Bring to the March
Most importantly, bring everyone you know! Help make this the largest call for climate justice imaginable!
Bring things that help communicate the message:
– Make your own signs and banners and t-shirts and flags – be creative
– Carry signs or banners that let people know where you are from – what organization, what city or state, what country
– Remember: only cardboard tubing or string can be used to carry signs, banners, flags, etc.
– Music that does not need amplification is encouraged
Items to bring that will make your day more comfortable:
– Bring some light food and drinks…it will be a long day
– Wear comfortable shoes
– Check the weather predictions a day or two before you come and dress appropriately
– If it’s going to be a sunny day, bring sun-screen
What NOT to Bring to the March
- Do not bring any amplified sound systems.
– Do not bring signs, banners or flags that are carried on wooden sticks or metal rods, only cardboard tubing or string is allowed.
– Do not weigh yourself down with unnecessary clothing or other items that you will have to carry all day long…travel lightly.