As you may have noticed EPA proposed new smog pollution protections to protect children’s health the day before Thanksgiving: http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2014/11/sierra-club-applauds-new-smog-pollution-proposal-children-and-elderly. Please join us this evening at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT for an important webinar on the impact of what EPA has proposed and what we can all do to help get this critical proposal across the finish line.
Supporting EPAs Critical Smog Pollution Health Protections
Join us for a Webinar on December 1 at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT/ 6pm MT/ 5pm PT
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/533385639
On December 1st President Obama is expected to follow through on his 2008 campaign promise to propose a new smog standard and protect children’s health. This decision is one of the most important opportunities to reduce pollution of his final term, rivaling the positive impact of the Clean Power Plan for our health and climate. Join the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign for a webinar later that evening at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT to learn more about how you can help us get these critical public health protections across the finish line.
Our opposition is geared up to fight this proposed rule, including an incoming Congress that will do everything they can to derail the President’s clean energy agenda. The National Association of Manufacturers and their allies have driven hyperbole to new levels by calling this the most expensive EPA rule in history, and they are pleading with the coal industry and the American Petroleum Institute to spend tens of millions of dollars to defeat it. In reality, this rule will save tens of thousands of lives and let our children take a breath without worry. It will ensure new clean energy technologies are deployed and jobs are created. Every parent has a right to know whether or not the air is safe to breathe, and President Obama can deliver that. But we need your help to make sure the rule is strong and final by the end of 2015.
Join us at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Monday, December 1st to learn more about what is in the proposed rule, and what you can do to help make sure President Obama lives up to his clean air promise.
Title: Supporting EPAs Critical Smog Pollution Health Protections
Date: Monday, December 1, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Come out and meet the Queen of Coal Ash for a fun and informative event!
Ever wanted to contribute to a film? Now’s your chance.
Tues., Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. we’ll screen the work-in-progress version of the documentary film Coal Ash Chronicles at UNC Charlotte’s Uptown campus, and you’re invited to this free event where you can add your feedback to the final edit.
We’re honored to be screening this week as a work-in-progress at the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina. (Event: Coal Ash Chronicles Work-in-Progress screening and feedback session), and we’d love to see you there.
However, after inviting friends from Charlotte it became clear that we needed to bring a piece of the film festival to the Queen City. So here we come! Hope you’ll join us.
Tuesday, November 18
at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
See you soon, Charlotte!
Rhiannon Fionn, director/ creator
Come on down and listen to BOCC and our NC House and Senate delegation discuss our 2015 Legislative Agenda.
MECKLENBURG COUNTY PUBLIC INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
Today’s Date: November 7, 2014
Staff Contact Person: Janice S. Paige, Clerk to the Board
Contact Phone Number: 980-314-2912
Commission/Committee Name: Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
Date: Monday, November 10, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC Room 267
PURPOSE OF MEETING: The Board will meet with the Mecklenburg County State Legislative Delegation to present Mecklenburg County’s 2015 Legislative Agenda and to discuss other matters of mutual interests and to take action as may be deemed appropriate.
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Have followed Annie Leonard’s journey. Can’t wait to meet and hear from her on these topics.
Discussion with Annie Leonard: Renewable Energy and Education
Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Midwood International Auditorium
1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Join “Story of Stuff” creator, and Greenpeace executive director, Annie Leonard for an interactive discussion of the local and global implications of energy choices. The renewable energy revolution is sweeping the nation and Charlotte can help lead the charge. Mingling and free pizza followed by a Annie’s keynote and lessons from NC solar schools.
HOSTED BY GREENPEACE
Attend the upcoming Charlotte Transportation & Planning Committee and learn about plans by City Staff to address this alarming statistic for the city – the 10th most dangerous City for pedestrians. Hear how serious are our elected officials are about aggressively addressing this issue. Click below to see the agenda and the presentation to be made.
Transportation & Planning Committee
Monday, November 10, 2014
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center – Room 280
Dangerous by Design 2014 – Charlotte Fatalities Map
Charlotte ranks as 10th most dangerous for pedestrians
“Charlotte is ranked the 10th most dangerous city for pedestrians in the country. The study titled, Dangerous by Design, was released Tuesday (May 20, 2014) by the Smart Growth America and National Complete Streets Coalition. It shows pedestrians in the Charlotte-Concord-Gaston area are twice more likely to be struck and killed while walking, compared to other parts of the country. The report ranked 51 of the country s largest cities using information on fatalities, and pedestrian injury crashes.”
Read the full article from WCNC at http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/07/04/11135656/
Download the Dangerous by Design Report at http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/dangerous-by-design-2014/dangerous-by-design-2014.pdf
Char Take A Walk
Make plans to attend this informative and inspiring program! Bring a friend and share the announcement on your Facebook. It’s time to take action!
The Moral Imperative to Act on Climate
Thursday, November 13, 3014, from 6:30pm-8pm
International House, 1817 Central Ave, Suite 215, Charlotte, NC 28205
A Charlotte Interfaith Coalition would like to invite you to join us for a panel discussion about climate change, environmental stewardship and creation care in our respective faiths. The panel will discuss the moral imperative to act.
Pastor David Jordan – Providence Baptist Church
Imam Atif Chaudhry – Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte
Reverend Nancy Allison – Holy Covenant United Church of Christ
Priest Swaminath Sastrigal – Hindu Priest of Charlotte
Moderator – Susannah Tuttle – North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light
Partners and Supporters:
Charlotte Cooperation Circle
North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light
National Religious Coalition for Creation Care
Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group
United Religions Initiative
Universal Institute for Successful Aging of Carolinas
The Moral Imperative Flyer
Attend for 1 day or all the days ~ There’s still time to sign up!
National Summit for a Nuclear Free Future
The EPA is blatantly promoting nuclear power as one solution to cutting carbon. Nuclear is NO solution, and we need to push to end any campaigns to encourage more nuclear, and instead promote clean renewable technologies. Come help us plan strategies to move towards a future free of nuclear power.
Here are the event details:
WHO: Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign
WHAT: National Summit for a Nuclear Free Future
WHEN: Nov. 14-17, 2014
WHERE: National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Weekend Schedule of Sessions
Questions: Susan Corbett (email@example.com)
We look forward to seeing you there!
Start Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
End Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
If you’d like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.
Click here to RSVP.