Admit it: As climate activists, we know that when we look around the room (or now, look around on Zoom) we see mostly White faces. Why is that? Climate change affects all of us, but people of color are being affected by the climate crisis disproportionately. Is there something we White climate activists are missing?Continue reading “Exploitation = Exploitation”
While we are staying at home protecting our health and the health of others, there are two important actions we can take for a healthier climate. First, comment to Duke Energy to prevent a 14% rate hike and demand clean energy. Send your comments by May 4. Secondly, in our region, one of the mostContinue reading “Act from home: Save our forests”
…when we work together. New York City announced yesterday that it is divesting from fossil fuels, as a result of persistent campaigning by New Yorkers.
Your voice matters! After months of strikes, sit-ins, and speaking out, Sunrise Movement Asheville succeeded in pressuring the Asheville City Council to adopt a resolution declaring a climate emergency. Do you live in Buncombe County? The Sierra Club WENOCA group can use your help with choosing candidates in the Buncombe primary election who will makeContinue reading “Speak Out: Asheville adopts Climate Emergency, Sierra Club WENOCA endorsements for primary”
Duke Energy has officially closed the coal plant at Lake Julian in Arden, NC. When operating at full capacity, the plant consumed the equivalent of 4,000 rail cars of coal every year. The plant closing is good news, but the plant will be replaced with a natural gas facility, a short-sighted solution that still addsContinue reading “Coal plant closing”
The bad news is coming at us faster and faster, it seems. Just today, the Carolina Public Press released this story about climate research going on right here in our region. The Asheville-based North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies warns that we can expect increasing threats from our changing climate. The frightening predictions about ourContinue reading “Climate fear, and the cure for it”
Project Drawdown presents a vision for a climate restored to balance. It seems daunting, but the research shows that if we implement Drawdown’s solutions at scale, we can restore our climate by 2050. But Drawdown just provides a blueprint. How do we do this work? I think what it will take is a shift inContinue reading “The work behind the work”