If you haven’t seen Gasland Part II yet, now is your chance.
Filmmaker Josh Fox picks up where he left off in Gasland Part I and examines the long-term impacts of fracking, including reports of poisoned water, earthquakes and even neurological damage. He takes this camera abroad to share the experiences of Australians whose lives have been irreparably changed because of fracking.
The U.S. is at a fork in the road: invest in clean, renewable energy or continue to rely on “all of the above”– meaning more fracking all across our communities and public lands. With millions of acres of land in jeopardy, it’s up to activists like you to tell President Obama to keep those dirty fuels in the ground to protect our climate, our public lands and our communities.
You can help by hosting a house party. Invite your friends and family to screen Gasland Part II, and give everyone the opportunity to show their support for protecting our communities, our climate and our public lands from fracking.
As a host, you would:
- Pick the date for your house party between April 28 and May 9 and register your party online.
- Invite your friends, family, and neighbors.
- Encourage your guests to get involved by taking action.
All house party hosts within the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) will receive a free copy of Gasland Part II. We have a limited number of copies, so sign up early! A downloadable house party guide will be provided, too.
Thanks for all that you do to protect our environment,
Director, Keeping Dirty Fuels in the Ground Initiative
P.S. If you have friends or family who would be interested in hosting their own house party, please share this email with them
Speak out today!
Do you like trees, trails, nature preserves, greenways, parks, environmental education, sports facilities, and other venues that make our county greener and more sustainable? I thought so! Then take some time and share your thoughts about the future plans for our Mecklenburg Park and Recreation!
P.S. Why not also get out today and explore a new county park or nature preserve? And when you see a Park & Rec staff member, thank them for preserving and protecting our special areas!
Help Park and Recreation Plan Its Future
The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is updating its comprehensive master plan, and they want your input.
The master plan is more than just a capital investment plan. It includes recreation and educational program services, policy recommendations, service levels, revenue/sponsorship/cost recovery recommendations, and marketing. Park and Recreation updates the master plan every five years in an attempt to ensure services are closely aligned with the needs of our residents. It serves as a “blueprint” for future initiatives, facilities, and programs, as well as strategies for accomplishing the goals of the plan.
Make plans to join our environmental justice partner, North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light, as they sponsor this powerful workshop on how to become a better steward and advocate for our environment.
Advocating With Compassion
Hilton Charlotte University Place
April 27th 2014, 3 – 5 pm
NC Interfaith Power & Light invites you to join us for a workshop on the moral call to be good stewards of Creation. We will explore what it means to be an advocate and why the faith voice is so valuable in public policy. Presentations will also include how the policy process works, the current political lay of the land in NC, pressing environmental issues before the NC General Assembly, and ways your community can make a difference.
Our presenters are:
- Ryke Longest, Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Duke University School of Law
- June Blotnick, Executive Director, Clean Air Carolina
- Susannah Tuttle, Director, NC Interfaith Power & Light
Please join us for this workshop and discover ways your faith community can effectively call for change!Free and open to the public. Please register now by clicking this link
For more information please contact: Veronica Shingleton firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, there is a huge dam of public anger about the way Duke Energy, NC DENR, and Governor Pat McCrory are dealing with cleaning up the North Carolina toxic coal ash pits. That’s why YOU should join hundreds of citizens from across the state and other Duke Energy service areas in calling for change. There will be two peaceful gatherings around the Duke Energy shareholder meeting. Email me at BillGupton1@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.
Here’s how you can be a part of the flood of people calling on Duke Energy to clean up their act.
A number of organizations have been working on activities surrounding the Duke Energy annual shareholder meeting to be held in Charlotte. We would really like your help in getting the word out AND getting folks to come to our two major actions:
Light the path forward: Candlelight vigil to remember the impacts of coal ash
Wednesday, April 30th, the eve of the Duke Energy annual shareholder meeting
7:30 to 8:30 PM
New Duke Energy Headquarters, 550 South Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Duke Energy Shareholder Meeting Rally and Press Conference
Thursday, May 1st
8:30 AM arrive and set up for 9:00 AM rally and press conference
Former Duke Energy headquarters, 526 South Church St, Charlotte, NC (location of shareholder meeting)
Here’s some ways that you can help:
- Candlelight Vigil
- Contact your personal house of worship clergy and ask them to attend the candlelight vigil. Email me their information so I can keep track of those attending.
- Reach out to the your contacts in the local faith community and ask other clergy to attend the vigil.
- Announce the vigil to your friends and networks via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Plan to attend the vigil!
- Other ideas and suggestions welcomed – contact Emma Greenbaum <email@example.com> or me.
- Shareholder Meeting Rally and Press Conference
- Announce the rally to your friends and networks via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Make signs and banners and plan to attend the rally.
- Proxies – If you have a Duke Energy proxy and would like to assign it so that someone can go inside the meeting, contact Kelly Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- Other ideas and suggestions welcomed!
If you are planning to bring a carpool of folks to the events, Sierra Club has some funds available to provide assistance. You will need to contact Kelly Martin and complete a form for partial reimbursement.
Spread the word and see you on April 30th and May 1st!