SUSTAINABILITY: Climate Justice, Citizen Climate Lobby and One Very Hard Read
City of Asheville committee to hold climate justice public input session
The Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment (SACEE) will hold a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 28. The City of Asheville declared a climate emergency when City Council approved and adopted Resolution 20-25 on Jan. 29, as endorsed by SACEE. In declaring this emergency, the City has recognized not only the importance of taking action to reduce the impacts of climate change but also the importance of incorporating social justice into those actions.
As stated by the NAACP: “Environmental injustice, including the proliferation of climate change, has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low-income communities in the United States and around the world.” CLICK FOR MORE>
CCL October Monthly Meeting (every 3rd Monday each month) October 19th, 6:30-8:30PM
Zoom Virtual Meeting Info:
You will need to enter a password to join the zoom meeting.
You can enable your computer audio speakers once you get in. If you’d rather join by phone, call (646)558-8656 and then enter 3501474594#
All political parties are welcome to join in this effort – conservative, liberal , progressive, libertarian, etc. Come enjoy good conversation with positive actionable items to help move us forward on the most important topic of our time. Please just email us.
in Hyperallergic by Marc Scroggins
Marcella Durand’s Apocalyptic Pastoral
Durand’s urban environment in The Prospect is a source not of solace but of anxiety.
The cover of Marcella Durand’s The Prospect (Delete Press, 2020) is a strange marriage of the pastoral and the apocalyptic. The 2010 photograph shows the performer Kazu Nakamura, resplendent in white, his arms spread, in the middle of a Wordsworthian meadow. But this is no simple meadow: it is the North Mound of the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island — officially closed to new trash in 2001 and in the process of becoming a vast park. Behind Nakamura’s patch of pasture, beyond a band of dark foliage (and a billboard advertising “YOUR AD HERE”), we can see a vista of oil refinery buildings. CLICK FOR MORE>