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Duke Energy Shareholders Meeting

We know you are concerned about climate change, clean air, and a clean energy future! We also know that some of you lost hope when Duke Energy broke ground on Cliffside. Do not despair! We are convinced that the majority of Americans want the same things that you do. We are acting on many fronts. Litigation is proceeding both at the Federal and State levels. Citizen action is crucial. Climate change is democracy’s biggest challenge. There are many ways to participate.

  1. Duke Energy is having its annual shareholders meeting in Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, May 8th. Join us to tell Jim Rogers and the Board of Directors of Duke Energy that coal is risky business and demand that the company stop cliffside! Come to Charlotte, bring your friends, and be ready to make a ruckus! Bring a sign. Help us pamphlet. Show up at 9 am at Duke headquarters, 526 S Church St.
  2. If you are a shareholder, please let us know. Contact Pete MacDowell at petemacdowell@nc.rr.com Some housing will be available.
  3. If neither of the above is possible, please join our Citizens Cliffside Campaign. You can be part of the solution – public momentum is building that will eventually force Duke Energy and our politicians to realize there is a safer and better way into a sustainable energy future. All the information you need to participate in the Citizens Cliffside Campaing is on our website www.stopcliffside.org.

When: Thursday, May 8, 9 a.m.
Where: Duke headquarters, 526 S Church St., Charlotte, NC

Earth Club wins the 2007-2008 Outstanding Student Organization Award

Earth Club was awarded the 2007-2008 Outstanding Student Organization Award at the UNC Charlotte Office of Student Organizations Awards Banquet last night! This is the second year in a row that we’ve won it, so congratulations to our members, and thank you to everyone who has put even the smallest amount of effort into making our year a success!

Earth Club!

On another note, I paid the guy in the background $50 to make a face, and that’s the best he could do?

UNCC Earth Day

The UNC-Charlotte Earth Day celebration is taking place on Tuesday, April 22nd from 10AM-2PM at the Belk Tower. Earth Club has invited Trader Joe’s to bring samples of various cheeses, crackers, and candies, as well as provide promotional material about their grocery store and their sustainability policies. There will also be over 30 other vendors showcasing their sustainable initiatives and projects. Here are some pictures from last year:

Earth Day table

Earth Day food offering

Sweet electric car


Can Meets BananaThe Waste Patrol

Apply for the Charlotte Green Initiative Committee

The Green Initiative Committee is looking for enrolled students who are passionate about environmental sustainability and willing to bring innovative solutions to UNC-Charlotte. Applicants should be willing to serve for at least one year, beginning in Fall 2008. We require that new members come to at least one meeting per month, and devote at least 5 hours per week to the committee.

We need people who can do website management, research, advertising, public relations, grant writing, public speaking, group facilitation, and more.

Go to sga.uncc.edu/applytogreencharlotte to view the Green Initiative Legislation to get an idea of some of the tasks for which we’ll be responsible. Please send John Avery the following information @ jpavery@uncc.edu by April 20th at 5PM. We will interview every applicant next week, and we will announce the new members on April 28th.

Expected Graduation Date:
Phone #:
Best time for 1/2 hour interview during April 4/22-4/25:

Please provide a rudimentary proposal for an environmentally sustainable project on campus and why it should be implemented in 2-3 paragraphs.

Welcome to the Earth Club blog!

Welcome to the Earth Club’s new blog! We’ll have all sorts of information about our projects and activities, as well as posts about a wide range of environmentally-related topics. Enjoy! If you’d like to contribute to the blog, email uncc.earth.club@gmail.com.

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