Take Action this Earth Month

Make Your Voice Heard and Celebrate Our Planet!

Spring is here, and Earth Day is right around the corner! Here are three ways you can make a real difference for North Carolina this Earth Month:

rally for clean energy

The Carbon Plan significantly impacts every North Carolinian – from air quality and public health to economic opportunities and environmental sustainability. The NC Utilities Commission is holding public hearings across the state to hear what YOU think.

Join the Rally! Show your support for a strong Carbon Plan in Charlotte on Wednesday, April 10th, at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse (832 E. Fourth Street). A press conference and rally will begin at 5:00 pm behind the courthouse. The public hearing starts at 7:00 pm inside, Courtroom 5350. Parking is available on the nearby parking deck at the corner of McDowell and 4th Street.

Can’t make it? Attend a public hearing nearest you! The first of four hearings start in Asheville on Tuesday, April 9. For those who cannot attend an in-person hearing, a virtual hearing will be held on April 23.  – you can find more info on our Carbon Plan Webpage.

make your voice heard online

The NC Carbon Plan is YOUR plan too. Sign the petition urging the NC Utilities Commission to create a strong plan that prioritizes clean energy and the health of North Carolinians, not polluters. Let’s build a cleaner, brighter future together!

celebrate earth day

There are many events happening all month long to learn about clean energy, environmental justice, and how to take action in your community. Here are a few highlights:

  • Rural Transportation Workshop: Building Clean Connected Communities (April 13, Historic Marion Train Depot, Marion): This workshop will chart the course for improved transportation in rural Western North Carolina. Co-sponsored by CleanAIRE NC, EJCAN, Environmental Defense Fund, North Carolina Black Alliance, MDC, MountainTrue, and Southern Environmental Law Center.
  • Charlotte Earth Day (April 20th, Charlotte): Join CleanAIRE NC and Sol Nation for a fun-filled day of learning and activities at the Charlotte Museum of History. Complete “knowledge stations” and explore ways to protect our planet.
  • NC Environmental Film Screening (April 20th, Charlotte): Watch thought-provoking documentaries about environmental challenges and the inspiring work of NC communities, followed by a Q&A session. Reserve your seat today!
  • Headlines & Footnotes: Environmental Justice in an Age of Planetary Crisis
    (April 24, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem): This free, daylong Environmental and Epistemic Justice summit will bring together faculty, legal scholars, organizers, media, and health professionals to explore ways to create a more just and sustainable world through and environmental justice lens.

Find more events near you!  Whether you’re interested in clean transportation, climate justice, or learning about the latest climate solutions, there’s something for everyone. Visit our website for a full calendar.

This Earth Month, let’s work together to build a healthier, more sustainable future for North Carolina!