After the Winston Salem Rally, join the Convergence on Raleigh!
Exciting Update: Music by Bebe Kern and Todd Mystdog Verts of Bebe Kerns and the Dixie Al-Rights https://www.facebook.com/DixieAlRites?group_id=442657995819439
On a very cold Saturday Feb. 17, the Forward on Climate Rally, organized by 350.org, Sierra Club and Hip Hop Caucus took the fight
against climate change to the next level. Bill McKibben, Michael Braun, Van Jones, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island, Reverend Yearwood, and many other marvelous speakers fired up the crowd. And the crowd was ready.
Activists, concerned citizens, LOTS OF STUDENTS and victims of fracking, mountaintop removal, drought, hurricanes, and the focus of the rally, the XL Pipeline came together on that day, more than 40,000 of us on a FRIGID day, from all over the US, Canada and the world. We told the world that we will stand together in our demand for clean energy sources. We let President Obama know that we are watching and that we will be there again and again if necessary to protect our world.
We will not stop, we will not sink into self-pity, we must, for the sake of our great-great grand children, fight this tremendous battle. According to the 40,000 of my brothers and sisters that were in DC on Feb. 17, I am not alone, and neither are YOU. Comrades are nearby, find them, join them, get off your sofa and out from behind your computer.
You can sign online petitions all day, but that means little. We have to
present a united, physical front, so JOIN US. And you don’t have to go
to Washington to join the cause. We can make the most impact in our own states and counties, and there is plenty to be accomplished here in NC and Winston Salem.
Join 350 Winston Salem on Thursday, April 18, right here in Winston Salem, at the Rally for the Climate Convergence on Raleigh. Groups of bicycle riders from all over NC will wind their way through NC to converge on Halifax Mall, Raleigh on April 20th for educational forums and spend Sunday, April 21st at what will be our largest climate rally in NC encircling the legislature. Check out details as they emerge here: http://www.climateconvergencenc.org/
In Winston Salem, the riders will arrive for a rally around 5pm on Thursday April 18th. The where details are being developed (most likely Civic Plaza at 4th and Trade). To be in the loop, e-mail email@example.com and tell me you want to be included on information about the Climate Convergence on Raleigh and check outwww.350WinstonSalem.org
See you there!
Are you READY for the 350.org ForwardOnClimate RALLY
Sunday Washington, DC Feb. 17 Organized by Sierra Club
NC PEOPLE, LET’S MEET and RALLY TOGETHER
There are two options
- 1. Meet the Busses from NC!
Buses will be dropping off on 15th between Constitution and Independence. The NC group will meet on the corner of 15th and Madison at 11:15AM on the grassy knoll with the trees. See attached pic for a street view. It would be great for everyone to see the power of NC and also march together in the rally!
- 2. Hang out with the Climate Change Reality group
WHEN: 11:30 AM
WHERE: Under the “Infinity” sculpture outside of the Mall-side entrance (Madison Drive) of the American History Museum (located between 12th & 14th streets)
LOOK FOR: The green and white Climate Reality flag
BRING: Get creative and bring banners and signs that will attract media attention and explain to the public why you care about solving climate change!
PLEASE DRESS FOR 35F and SNOW!!!
And if you have not done so already:
Please sign our petition to tell Kay Hagan to reverse her position on the XL Pipeline and Support Renewable Energy! http://www.change.org/petitions/senator-kay-hagan-rescind-support-of-the-xl-pipeline-demand-investment-in-renewable-energy-2#share
- PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION
- REMINDER about the Duke hearing on Monday
- 350 Rally in DC – ARE YOU GOING?? People need rides
1. Please sign our petition to tell Kay Hagan to reverse her position on the XL Pipeline and Support Renewable Energy! http://www.change.org/petitions/senator-kay-hagan-rescind-support-of-the-xl-pipeline-demand-investment-in-renewable-energy-2#share
We have over 2000 votes in a week and want to double that next week, so PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE
2. REMINDER – Duke IRP Hearing – Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 7:00pm – N.C. Utilities Commission Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Room 2115, Raleigh, United States, 27603
Carpool from Thruway leaving at 5:00 pm – call debra 336-382-0504 if you want to carpool – if I don’t hear from anyone, I won’t go to Thruway!
Duke’s plan includes 29% nuclear, 29% natural gas and 24% coal. Automatic rate hikes are also being requested, with no public input. Duke’s plans include 2.2% energy efficiency and 2.25% wind and solar combined, an unacceptably pitiful attempt towards a switch to renewable energy.
3. 350.org ForwardOnClimate RALLY in Washington, DC Feb. 17 Organized by Sierra Club
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE GOING FROM WINSTON SALEM Or if you are taking a bus!! We have people who need rides to the bus routes. firstname.lastname@example.org 336-3/82-0504
ALL NC PEOPLE, LET’S MEET and RALLY TOGETHER
Time: Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Host:The Climate Reality Project
The National Mall (Washington, DC)
Washington, DC 20004
Directions:We will be coming together near the corner of Constitution Ave and 15th St. NW. Please try to arrive by 11:30am so we can get a strong start at noon!
We also have a room reserved (for 100) at Bus Boys and Poets afterward.
- Asheville – Hosted by the Western North Carolina Alliance. For additional information or to book a seat, visit the WNCA’s website.
- Chapel Hill – Bio-diesel! Leaving the Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute (8507 Pickards Meadow Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516) on Sunday, February 17, at 5:30 a.m. and returning the same night. Suggested donation of $40, but trip scholarships are available for those with a lack of funds. Email Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute or Megan to reserve your spot.
- Charlotte – Hosted by the North Carolina Sierra Club Chapter. For additional information or to book a seat, visit the updated Eventbrite page.
- Asheville – contact Harvard Ayers for details email@example.com
- Durham and Raleigh – Hosted by 350 Triangle. Biodiesel buses will be leaving from the Durham Main Library (300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27701) on Sunday, February 17, at 5 a.m. sharp and from the McKimmon Center (1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606) in Raleigh at 5:45 a.m., returning to the Triangle late in the evening. Price is $35 per person, plus, gratuity. To reserve a space on the bus and for payment details, email Tom Fletcher. firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the weather, we’ll reschedule our Statewide Day of Action RENEWABLE ENERGY REVOLUTION for Sat. Feb 2, 2-3 pm. It should be a lot warmer and hopefully there should be no ice on the roads! Please mark your calendars to come out and Claim a Corner!!!
The Renewable Energy Revolution is a statewide day of action that will be celebrated in cities, towns and neighborhoods throughout North Carolina on FEB 2, 2013. Everyone is invited to join us that day at 2:00 PM on Hanes Mall Blvd at the intersections of the Kohl’s/Target/Michael’s shopping centers and show our love for CLEAN, RENEWABLE ENERGY! The photos/videos we take will be part of presentations from other Renewable Energy Revolution events around the state, which will be presented at the Feb. 11 Duke IRP hearing.
The goal is to send a message to Duke Power/Progress – the largest energy company in the US, and the N.C. Utilities Commission that the Feb. 11, 2013 hearing on the IRP (20-year plan) should result in denial of the plan due to Duke’s high investment in fossil fuels and nuclear energy and low investment in renewable energy resources. It’s simple math: we can burn less than 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all— unless we rise up to stop them. Duke’s plan includes 29% nuclear, 29% natural gas and 24% coal. Automatic rate hikes are also being requested, with no public input. Duke’s plans include 2.2% energy efficiency and 2.25% wind and solar combined, an unacceptably pitiful attempt towards a switch to renewable energy.
Let’s tell Duke to LEAVE FOSSILS IN THE GROUND and invest in wind, solar and other RENEWABLE sources of energy that will save our planet. We would like to have representation from EVERY Environmental group in Winston when we gather at 11:00 AM on Sat. Feb 2. Bring your group’s signs and banners supporting INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLES! You can join another group or claim your own corner. The photos/videos we take will be part of presentations from other Renewable Energy Revolution events around the state, which will be presented at the Feb. 11 Duke IRP hearing.
Contact: email@example.com 336 382-0504