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Upcoming Events

Duke Energy Progress Rate Hike Hearings, Sept. 12-Oct. 12, statewide:

Rockingham: Sept. 12, 7:00 p.m.: Richmond County Courthouse, Courtroom A, 105 W. Franklin Street

Raleigh: Sept. 25, 7:00 p.m.: Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury Street

Asheville: Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m.: Buncombe County Courthouse, Courtroom 1A, 60 Court Plaza

Full schedule and talking points – Click here!

October 1, 9a.m.-4p.m., UNC Asheville: WNC Stream Monitoring Volunteer Training. For more information or to RSVP, contact (828) 357-7411 or staff@eqilab.org. $15-20 Donation requested, but not required (material costs).

October 7, 1:30PM-5:30PM, Clean Water for NC’s Regional Summit on Impacts of Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Wilson, NC. Advance registration required: register here.

Residents denied clean water in Flint; how you can help?

The drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan has turned into an epidemic of environmental injustices. Flint, a city that is 57% African American, 37% White American, 4% Latino, and 4% mixed race sits about 68 miles northwest of Detroit. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and President Obama have both declared a state of emergency because of the deadly lead contamination in the drinking water. Flint switched from Detroit’s water system to pulling water from the Flint . . . → Read More: Residents denied clean water in Flint; how you can help?

June 17th is NC NAACP “Moral Monday for Health and Environmental Justice”

Halifax Mall (Behind the legislature – map) June 3 Moral Monday

Join us next Monday, June 17, 2013 at the state legislature for the next “Moral Monday” rally with the NAACP to bring attention to Health and Environmental Justice issues!

Supporters and rally participants plan to arrive at Halifax Mall (behind the Legislative Building) at 5:00 PM. No need to risk arrest unless you wish to, supporters are just as . . . → Read More: June 17th is NC NAACP “Moral Monday for Health and Environmental Justice”

Reflections on environmental health and justice from an expectant mother

by Rachel Lang-Balde As I await the birth of my second child, I’m considering the implications of environmental health and justice on my family, my community and our state. Environmental health and justice affect all parents – and come into play in multiple ways throughout pregnancy, the birthing process, parenthood and child development.

As a public health graduate student, my focus was on maternal health and nutrition. Environmental health was a factor in studies of . . . → Read More: Reflections on environmental health and justice from an expectant mother