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NORTH CAROLINA LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS Current Action & Latest News

NORTH CAROLINA LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS Current Action & Latest News

We advocate for your environmental values to protect your family and community.

ACTION & ACCOUNTABILITY

Our Mission: 

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LIFELINES – A COLLECTION by Jean Cassidy

LIFELINES – A COLLECTION by Jean Cassidy

ELIJAH’S VIOLIN   

A poem in memory of Elijah McClain, February 25, 1996 – August 24, 2019

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CELEBRATING Toni Morrison’s 90th Birthday February 18, 2021

CELEBRATING Toni Morrison’s 90th Birthday February 18, 2021

The Toni Morrison Society

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Premiere: 6/1/2020 | 00:02:16 | 

Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers and critics on an exploration of the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career in this artful and intimate meditation that examines the life and work of the legendary storyteller.

 

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*WNC WRITERS (and readers): Malaprops virtual Writers at Home Series with student writers from Asheville School

*WNC WRITERS (and readers): Malaprops virtual Writers at Home Series with student writers from Asheville School

From Lilly Augspurger and the Great Smokies Writing Program.

Hi Great Smokies Friends,

Our February session of  virtual Writers at Home will be held this Sunday, 2/21 at 3:00, and will feature student writers from Asheville School. As always the event is free to attend, but please register in advance–we hope you’ll join us!

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*CHANGEMAKERS: Misbehaved Women Who Changed History

*CHANGEMAKERS: Misbehaved Women Who Changed History

Our first pick is ABBY WAMBACH!

This series will shine a spotlight on different women who are freaking awesome, who could be thought of as misbehaving, and who are definitely making a positive impact on society!!

These women, like many of us, were “well-behaved” at one time but then found their voice and got loud (and maybe a bit unruly). We love that!

Abby Wambach is a soccer legend, a speaker, an activist, and a New York Times best-selling author of the books Forward, A Memoir and Wolfpack.

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*ASHEVILLE CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY: Check out the Agenda from February’s Meeting

*ASHEVILLE CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY: Check out the Agenda from February’s Meeting

Whether you missed out on this month’s meeting, or you were there and want links to the action items we discussed, check out the agenda below.

One of the most important action items is to call or write your Congress members, and log your calls with CCL. You can easily do so with these links:

cclusa.org/call
cclusa.org/write

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*ALL OUTDOORS: WNC Loses an Environmental Champion: Remembering Norma Ivey

*ALL OUTDOORS: WNC Loses an Environmental Champion: Remembering Norma Ivey

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By Bob Gale, Ecologist & Public Lands Director of MountainTrue

MountainTrue and Western North Carolina lost a wonderful person and forest protection advocate on January 29. Norma Ivey served on the staff of MountainTrue (known then as the Western North Carolina Alliance) from 1996 to 2009, and upon retiring, she received the organization’s highest honor: the Esther Cunningham Award.

Norma was a champion of old-growth trees, having assisted with a seven-year study that located 78,000 acres of previously unknown old-growth forest in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. Later research increased this to about 100,000 acres.

 

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*WOMEN & MONEY: What You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency

*WOMEN & MONEY: What You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency and blockchain: The explainer

By Sylvia Kwan in Magazine

That root — “crypto” — means “secret” or “hidden.” In the context of cryptocurrency, it really means anonymous (or almost anonymous, depending on how the currency’s set up). Cryptocurrency is a form of money that a) isn’t issued by a central authority, like a government, and b) uses cryptography — the practice of storing and transmitting data for secure communication. Bitcoin is the best-known cryptocurrency, but definitely not the only one.

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*WHAT’S UP WNC: Meet Debra Roberts: Free-range Honeybee Devotee, Celebrant and Poet – SHOUTOUT LA

*WHAT’S UP WNC: Meet Debra Roberts: Free-range Honeybee Devotee, Celebrant and Poet – SHOUTOUT LA

We had the good fortune of connecting with Debra Roberts and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Debra, what role has risk played in your life or career?
My life has been a constant stream of risk taking if viewed from the outside. But within me, each leap, inclination, and navigating decision has come from a place of calling and intuition. When I look back, the many large decisions in my life have often involved potential risk but in the moment itself, that word isn’t what governs me. It generally isn’t even in the room.

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A New InnerVision group  starting in February with Connie Hays! 

A New InnerVision group starting in February with Connie Hays! 

InnerVision is an educational program offered in monthly small group settings—usually 4- 6 individuals.  This allows for safety and support to work on specific issues of personal growth in a confidential environment. The books, videos, and other study materials are designed for the diverse learning styles of the individuals within the groups. Most group sessions last three to 2-½ to 3-½ hours depending on the number of participants, so that each participant has time to process.

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*SUSTAINABILITY: Climate Action for Teachers and Farmers

*SUSTAINABILITY: Climate Action for Teachers and Farmers

Are you a Teacher or know someone who is?

The Labor Outreach Action Team is working on getting an endorsement of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA) from two large education unions — the NEA and the AFT. We need to get dozens or hundreds of teacher union members to fill out a survey below to help make big gains for CCL. Please fill out this short survey!

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