3/13/17

In attendance: J. Anderson, K. Jones, K. Knoble, H. Pruess, J. Shen, T. Wiggins

Mission of Environmental Group:

  • Limit focus to local and NC state environmental issues for greater impact.
  • Inform membership about environmental issues and pending legislation.
  • Advocate to safe guard the environment.
  • Inform legislators about environmental impacts, as appropriate.

 

Member Resources:

Find representatives and track pending legislation through govtrack.us

Click for: Mecklenburg County State of the Environment Report  – 2016

Click for: Catwaba Riverkeeper   – NC River Keeper Report

Assignments:

  • Identify and summarize 2017 NC State legislative agenda – environment (K. Jones and T. Wiggins) by April 5 for dissemination to CWM members
  • J. Shen to investigate signage
  • K. Knoble to speak with E. Syrewicze at Catawba Riverkeepers

 

To do:

Publish list of City Council Members and contact information so that CWM members have information at their fingertips.

 

Upcoming Advocacy:
April 22 – Earth Day

March for Science – Science, not Silence

This event is a celebration of science.  It is a call to safeguard the scientific community, support those who do research, and advocate for evidence-based policies.

10 am – 2 pm

Meet at Marshall Park, 800 E. 3rd Street, Charlotte

Event begins with speakers followed by march.

Post-march at Marshall Park there will be “teach-in” tents set up with representatives from a variety of environmental organizations, as well as the science community. Purpose is to educate attendees on how to advocate.

As of 3/13, speakers will be from:

  • Clean Air Carolina
  • Catawba Riverkeepers
  • Carolina Raptor Center
  • Sierra Club