November 6, 2013
Toxic Tour in Wilmington
When we see the sources of toxic pollution, in person,
we better understand the problem and work smarter to eradicate it. On Saturday, November 9th, the Cape Fear River Watch and the Cape Fear Group of the Sierra Club are teaming up for a boat trip on the Cape Fear River to the Sutton Coal Plant to educate interested community members about the dangers of coal ash and what they can do to get it cleaned up. The boat leaves from downtown Wilmington behind 212 S. Water Street and costs $10. If you are interested in attending, sign up here. If community members would like to inquire about a fee waiver, contact Zachary Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mapping collaboration in the Triangle
Over 25 years ago, The United Church of Christ’s Toxic Waste and Race report demonstrated in great detail the close link between where vulnerable communities live and where toxic facilities are located. Those maps are still integral in defining the environmental injustice problem and working to remedy it. This year, give your input to the first phase of NC wideOpen, a mapping and data access tool which will compile essential geographic data that can be used to achieve environmental justice. If you are interested in participating in a hands on mapping and planning session with cartographer Tim Stallmann, along with other environmental leaders and community activists, use their doodle poll to state your preference for a Tuesday, November 19th or Thursday, November 21st date.
23rd Annual Black Farmers Conference in Columbia, South Carolina
On Friday and Saturday, November 8th– 9th, the National Black Farmers Association is having their 23rd annual National Black Farmers Conference. The event includes, but is not limited to, a Farm Bill Update as well as sessions on Farming and Fracking, USDA Programs, and Agri-Science.