Make plans to join us this Thursday, September 4th, at the University City Regional Library (Map) for an important program – “Understanding the Climate Change Problems and Seeking Solutions“. Dr. J. Jason West of UNC Chapel Hill will speak at 6:00 PM about one of the most pressing issues moral issues of this generation. Come out and learn more so that you can do more to protect the planet.
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]
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.
How would you pay tribute to a place that changed the course of the labor movement forever — protect the West Virginia mountain where coal miners fought for their right to unionize or allow Big Coal to blow the top off Blair Mountain in exchange for a simple plaque?
Ninety-three years ago, miners protested their unreasonable work conditions — dangerous mines, long hours and low pay. For five days, they battled coal company-hired soldiers along the Blair Mountain ridgeline in Logan County, West Virginia, in a fight that captured the nation’s attention. Although they did not win the battle, these miners helped usher in the golden age of union organizing in the United States.1The Blair Mountain Battlefield deserves to be protected as a national historic site dedicated to the memory of those fearless miners. It should serve as a reminder to all Americans that organizing for safe working conditions and fair wages is a fundamental human right.
Of course, Big Coal is opposed to any efforts to protect Blair Mountain and has proposed a plan that would allow them to use mountaintop-removal mining to destroy the battlefield. Right now, there are three coal mining permits that encompass parts of the battlefield, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has the opportunity to limit mining and protect the historic site.