Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7-9 p.m. Binkley Baptist Church, Chapel
Hill, NC. Two local journalists, Sara Peach and Melissa Moser, will
share stories about energy in America. Learn about the front lines of
coal activism, the nations crumbling electrical grid, the hidden energy
in food, and more. The stories appear at Powering a Nation (http://www.poweringanation.org/), a publication of
the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication (http://www.jomc.unc.edu/).
Biodiesel & Sustainability: Challenges & New Advances--A Panel
"Biodiesel & Sustainability: Challenges & New Advances--A Panel" - First
of a new series of NC Powerdown (http://oilawareness.meetup.com/216/)
events in Durham, North Carolina. The EcoLounge is a warehouse space
adjacent to Carolina Biofuels that we are developing for
enviro-edutainment events. Panelists included Leif Forer, one of the
founders of Piedmont Biofuels, who works closely with the NC Biofuels
Association, and Tim Angert, who works with David Thornton, the inventor
of the cavitator, in Design/Build at Piedmont Biofuels. Marc Dreyfors,
who is president of Carolina Biofuels and Barry Jones, who heads up
Carolina's biodiesel production operation. Organization's websites:
www.yikeslink.blogspot.com YIKES! - Youth Involved in Keeping Earth
The Orange-Chatham Group meets once a month for a short talk, followed
by discussion and refreshments. Visitors are always welcome! Our
meetings are informal, and topics range from current environmental
issues, to tales of travel to faraway places, to locally relevant
political issues. We typically meet at the Carrboro Century Center on
the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., but alternative
locations will be noted on the homepage and in the newsletter.
May 9, 2007, 7:30 p.m., Carrboro Century Center
Christa Wagner, the Director of Government Relations for the NC Sierra
Club Chapter, will discuss opportunities and prospects for the passage
of environmentally friendly legislation.
April 11 (Wed.), 7:30 p.m., Robbie Cox, past president of the national Sierra Club, is a UNC
Professor of Communication who studies how public conversation about the
environment affects public policy. He is also an avid outdoorsman who
treks and climbs mountains in Asia and Africa. He'll bring together his
research, his love of nature, and his experience as a national
environmental leader in his talk on the national conversation about the
climate. Come hear his ideas about the relationship between what we say
about the environment and what we do.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 - Chapel Hill Public Library
Evan Ashworth has worked with Piedmont Biofuels for over two years. He
manages fuel distribution from the commercial-scale production plant in
Pittsboro, NC, operates the delivery tank truck, writes grants, and does
education and outreach work. He is a graduate of the Environmental
Studies Program at the University of Chicago, focusing on oil dependance
and alternative fuels.
Piedmont Biofuels can be contacted at: http://biofuels.coop/ or by writing/calling: P.O.
Box 661, Pittsboro, NC 27312 | 919-321-8260
Wednesday, January 10th at 7:30 p.m. - Carrboro Century Center.
Food Waste in North Carolina: Composting and Other Diversion
Technologies. Brian Rosa, Organics Recycling Coordinator for the
North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Assistance
will be our presenter. He will discuss our current food waste
practices including feeding hungry people, composting and providing
Organic Recycling Specialist
NC DENR, Division of Pollution Prevention & Environmental Assistance
Chris Clackum is in for Mike Collins today. There's an exhibition coming
to Charlotte in a couple of weeks the will offer ALL of us more tips on
how to "Go Green. . .at Home." But we'll tackle that topic on today's
program. We'll have some easy and affordable ideas aimed at making your
humble abode more environmentally friendly - and there are some ideas
you may have missed! Tune in for some green tips and share your own.
Erin Culbert - Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities
Sterling Bowen - Energy saver guru
Lisa Zerkle - Master composter
Charlotte Clean and Green: Green Your Home Green Your Life April 18-21, 2008
More than a dozen organizations across the city and county are
collaborating to launch the first annual Charlotte Clean and Green
(CC&G), an annual community-wide event designed to inspire, educate, and
help you practice living more Green in your everyday life. This
unprecedented event is more than passive education; it will provide an
entertaining and attractive setting for you and your family to gain
specific knowledge on making life changes to help the environment that
are easy and economically smart.
And best of all, most of it is free! So come out to green your mind with
free classes and presentations, exhibits from green vendors, a Hands-On
Green exhibit of green building technology and a lunch of locally grown,
Communities across the country are taking notice and creating
initiatives that engage individuals to be a part of environmental social
change. As a leading city and county in the US, Charlotte-Mecklenburg
strives to be at the forefront of this change.
"Charlotte is poised to make a significant impact on environmental
initiatives in the region. The time for action is now!"
Edwin B. Peacock III
Charlotte City Council
Chairman, Environment Committee
The What A Way To Go: Life At The End Of Empire movie is stunning and to the point. Anyone that sees it will feel the need to get involved in contributing their part toward the healing of the planet. Some important questions addressed in the film are:
* Peaking fossil fuel flow rates?
* Critically degraded ecosystems?
* A changing climate?
* An exploding global population?
* Teetering global economies?
* An unstable political climate?
Again visit the site for more information on showings in your area.
Established in 1997, the state office of Audubon North Carolina grew out
of decades of volunteerism through chapters. Audubon North Carolina's
mission is to conserve and restore NC's ecosystems, focusing on the
needs of birds. Our approach combines historic strengths of solid,
deliberate science with direct protection, public education and
grassroots advocacy. With 10,500 Audubon members and 7 chapters across
the state, grassroots activists are the foundation of Audubon's history
and its future in North Carolina. Please go to their webpage and get involved:
Many Thanks to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Brent McCraven for recording this presentation.
Audubon North Carolina Executive Director, Chris Canfield
Thursday, March 29, 2007
7:00 p.m. at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Free & open to the public
Audubon NC Director to discuss OLF at Museum, March 29
RALEIGH - For the past four years, Audubon North Carolina Executive
Director Chris Canfield has led efforts to protect the Pocosin Lakes
National Wildlife Refuge from Navy
plans to build an adjacent jet landing field. Canfield, a former Air
Force officer in the Pentagon, will outline the issues surrounding the
controversial OLF (Outlying Landing Field) when he presents "Refuge at
Risk: The Navy and Pocosin Lakes" at the North Carolina Museum of
Natural Sciences on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. The presentation is
free and open to the public.
The Pocosin Lakes refuge in eastern North Carolina is winter home to
more than 100,000 swans, geese and other large waterfowl. Construction
of a nearby landing strip is opposed by landowners, environmentalists
and wildlife advocates, as well as Gov. Easley, who has called on
Congress to block $10 million in federal funding for that site. Among
the biggest concerns cited by opponents is the risk of birds colliding
with jets - a problem that can cause jets to crash. To reduce the risk,
the Navy has proposed that farmers plant less enticing food crops near
the airstrip in the hope that this will discourage the birds from
flocking near the runway. Beyond that, the Navy has proposed using dogs
and fireworks to scare off birds, and potentially resorting to poison
2007 SURGE Conference: Mary Anne Hitt, Keynote Address
The eighth annual Students United for a
Responsible Global Environment (SURGE) Conference was held at Duke
University on March 30 - April 1, 2007. The conference
focused on a variety of environmental, social justice and economic justice
issues. The Friday evening kickoff featured the Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, Dr. William Schlesinger introducing keynote speaker Mary Anne Hitt
of Appalachian Voices at the Love Auditorium.