October Advocacy

Food and Faith Potluck in October

The Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina invites you to a Local Food & Faith Potluck on Monday, October 6, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to share a homegrown meal together and reflect on the relationship between food, faith, and creation care. In keeping with the theme, a dish made with local ingredients is preferable but not required. This event will be hosted at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 789 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville.

Advocacy: Witnessing for God’s Creation  New Fracking Rules

In its last session, the NC General Assembly lifted the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for hard to access natural gas deposits, and now it is legal to frack in the state. The Mining and Energy Commission has proposed rules for how fracking will be conducted and is accepting comments until September 30. Identify yourself as a person of faith and make your voice heard to protect God’s Creation from destructive fracking practices.  You can make your comments  on-line or sign a letter on-line to the Mining and Energy Commission.

Advocacy: Witnessing for God’s Creation  New Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants

Fossil fuel–fired power plants are the largest single source of carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change and the EPA has proposed new carbon emission limits for existing power plants. On October 5, look for a Creation Care Team member with a clipboard and sign a letter to Administrator McCarthy supporting carbon pollution limits for existing power plants and help protect God’s Creation.