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Upcoming Events

March 4-19, Eastern NC: Walk To Protect Our People And The Places Where We Live
Join APPPL for a Walk along the NC ACP route. The walk will begin in Northampton County, and end in Richmond County near Hamlet. Details.

Weigh in on closure plans for Riverbend Steam Station: March 16, 6PM (sign up to speak at 5:30PM) at Gaston College, Myers Auditorium, 201 Hwy. U.S. 321, Dallas.

March 26, 9AM-4PM, UNC Asheville: western NC stream volunteer training. RSVP to (828) 357-7411 / Eqilabstaff@gmail.com. $15-20 Donation requested, but not required. View more information.

March 27, 6-8PM, Boone: Water Justice Forum. Sponsored by Department of Sustainable Development and the Sustainability and Environmental Education Club at ASU. Presentations by Dr. Kelsey Pieper, VA Tech, and Katie Hicks, CWFNC. Details.

How is climate change impacting NC?

NC has been hit by the harsh extremes of climate change from the mountains to the coast. Drought, flooding, unpredictable rain events, and wildfires have plagued the state in historic proportions. Learning more about how your community could be affected and preparing ahead for potential climate extremes is encouraged. Exceptional weather events highlight the need for a movement away from fossil fuel dependent energy production practices.

The destruction in communities in eastern NC from Hurricane . . . → Read More: How is climate change impacting NC?

A few photos from the 2015 moral march

Thanks to Ericka Faircloth, Karen Bearden and Martha Girolami for these photos capturing Clean Water for NC and some of our allies joining in the Moral March on Saturday, February 14!

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Water Justice in an Era of Climate Change

Falls Lake drought

by Jennifer Weaver, Water and Energy Justice Researcher, Durham Office Click here for a link to the full report

All people have a right to clean, affordable water, but climate change, which we are already experiencing, will only add further big challenges to assuring that right.

There are major uncertainties about precisely when and where climate change-related weather events – massive hurricanes, bigger, wetter inland storms, severe drought, sea level rise and saltwater intrusion – . . . → Read More: Water Justice in an Era of Climate Change

“Climate Justice” Will Make Us Think in New Ways about Water Justice

Falls Lake during the 2007-2008 drought.

By Jenn Weaver, Water & Energy Justice Organizer

Climate change is here, and many communities are now grappling with how to be more resilient to the challenges these environmental changes will bring. The concept of “Climate Justice”, like Environmental Justice, maintains that vulnerable communities – communities of color, poor communities, rural communities – are going to suffer the effects of climate change most quickly and deeply unless real . . . → Read More: “Climate Justice” Will Make Us Think in New Ways about Water Justice