Here are some fun opportunities to give back to out community and help to clean up Charlotte. If you’re interested in helping to organize a work group, contact Bill Gupton.
Keep Charlotte Beautiful to host local cleanup events
From March 1 to May 31, Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) will participate in Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, the country’s largest community improvement program.
In celebration of the Charlotte edition of the Great American Cleanup, KCB will host six local cleanup events, all of which will be held 9 a.m. to noon and will start at the following meeting locations:
- The Greater Enderly Park Litter Cleanup
Saturday, March 14
1501 Enderly Road
- Eastway-Sheffield Litter Cleanup
Saturday, March 21
Eastway Middle School
1501 Norland Road
- Ridge Road Litter Cleanup
Saturday, April 18
Ridge Road Middle School
7260 Highland Creek Parkway
- Oaklawn Park Litter Cleanup
Saturday, April 18
Meeting location to be determined
- Little Sugar Creek Stream Cleanup
Saturday, May 2
2100 North Davidson Street
- Grier Heights Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, May 16
Billingsville Elementary School
124 Skyland Avenue
Local residents who are interested in participating in the Great American Cleanup are also encouraged to organize their own event by hosting a tree planting party, adopting a local stream or city street, cleaning up a field that has become an illegal dump site, collecting recyclables on their block and more. KCB will provide trash bags, litter pickers and safety vests to groups that organize their own Great American Cleanup event.
For more information, visit kcb.charmeck.org or the organization’s Great American Cleanup webpage to register for one of the events.
We know that Governor Pat, the Republican lead NC legislature and DENR will do everything possible to delay and weaken a Clean Power Plan for North Carolina. We also know that the Koch Brothers, ALEC, the John Locke Foundation, Duke Energy, and the oil and gas industry will be actively lobbying our Governor and elected officials to oppose a strong Clean Power Plan. We need all hands on deck to be a part of a North Carolina Clean Clean Power plan fight. And you can’t be an effective advocate and activist if you don’t know the facts. That’s why you need to join us Monday, January 12th, from 5:00 til 6:00 for a Sierra Club Clean Power Plan webinar!
Clean Power Plan 101 Webinar
Monday, January 12th
Click here to register – Clean Power Plan NC 101 Registration
The HKonJ coalition is holding the 9th annual mass moral march on Raleigh and people’s assembly.
When: Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Where: Shaw University
105 E South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
March beings at 10:00 a.m.
More details here, or contact Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood through email or phone at
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