We Were There.

A Knox Box Collection.

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Greepeace Semester
Semester Radio

greenpeacesemester:

“I wanna see them shut down”

We sat down to talk with Liz (pictured above), who used to work at the Marshall coal-fired power plant.  The Marshall plant pollutes the community of Mt. Holly, N.C. where our Summer 1 class has been going door-to-door collecting petitions.  Liz recently quit her job at the Marshall plant and is now working with Greenpeace to shut it down.  Listen to part of her story here.

(via kelsifer1992)

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onevoiceofmillions:

There are so many problems in the world. Global warming. Pollution. Poverty. Homelessness. The list can go on and on. And yet, we focus on the petty things, or, not petty, but things that only deal with ourselves. Like, our love lives or rivalries or whatever. And we either expect those problems to disappear, other people to do something about them, or we’re just too caught up in our own lives to even care. And it’s a shame. But remember, it only takes one person to start a change. And that person could be you.

onevoiceofmillions:

There are so many problems in the world. Global warming. Pollution. Poverty. Homelessness. The list can go on and on. And yet, we focus on the petty things, or, not petty, but things that only deal with ourselves. Like, our love lives or rivalries or whatever. And we either expect those problems to disappear, other people to do something about them, or we’re just too caught up in our own lives to even care. And it’s a shame. But remember, it only takes one person to start a change. And that person could be you.

(via do-something-for-the-environment)

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brunzi23:

Day of Action! Training volunteers to canvass so they can shut down Riverbend Coal Plant. #WeWereThere #quitcoal #DukeEnergy (Taken with Instagram at Mountain Island Lake)

brunzi23:

Day of Action! Training volunteers to canvass so they can shut down Riverbend Coal Plant. #WeWereThere #quitcoal #DukeEnergy (Taken with Instagram at Mountain Island Lake)

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Here are two of the Greenpeace semester students, Jen and Alex, practicing some role play for the volunteer day of action today. Chris and Jen are facilitating a great day of canvassing with families from the local community that want to get involved in the Quit Coal Campaign. 

More info will be on its way as the day goes on and we spend some time with awesome North Carolinians!

We were there.

Here are two of the Greenpeace semester students, Jen and Alex, practicing some role play for the volunteer day of action today. Chris and Jen are facilitating a great day of canvassing with families from the local community that want to get involved in the Quit Coal Campaign.

More info will be on its way as the day goes on and we spend some time with awesome North Carolinians!

We were there.

Filed under GPsemester MTR quit coal

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We were there: coal facts

Marshall Coal Plant and Duke Energy buy their coal from mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. Not only are the mountaintops destroyed completely, the people living in the region are in great danger. People living near a mountaintop removal site are 50% more likely to die from cancer and 42% more likely to be born with birth defects.

Visit http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/campaigns/global-warming-and-energy/coal/ for more info and ways to quit coal!

We were there.

Filed under mountaintop removal quitcoal GPsemester Duke Energy

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Today we are going to the Marshall Coal Plant outside of Charlotte. This plant, owned by Duke Energy, has been polluting for 47 years and is one of the deadliest plants still being operated. It’s pollution causes over two thousand asthma attacks and 131 deaths a year.

Marshall also buys all its coal from mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. This not only wipes out the tops of ancient mountains, but it is poisoning the people living there. 

Tell Duke to clean up their dirty energy at Marshall Coal Plant. Visit http://marshallcoalplant.com/ 

We were there.

Today we are going to the Marshall Coal Plant outside of Charlotte. This plant, owned by Duke Energy, has been polluting for 47 years and is one of the deadliest plants still being operated. It’s pollution causes over two thousand asthma attacks and 131 deaths a year.

Marshall also buys all its coal from mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. This not only wipes out the tops of ancient mountains, but it is poisoning the people living there.

Tell Duke to clean up their dirty energy at Marshall Coal Plant. Visit http://marshallcoalplant.com/

We were there.

Filed under mountaintop removal quit coal GPsemester