Community Roots is a grassroots Asheville, NC,  non-profit dedicated to helping communities protect the planet and dismantle corporate rule.

We believe communities have the right to make decisions about what happens to our water, air and soil, over Corporations.

We stand for the rights of nature and people.

We are running a citizen-led initiative to get a Climate Bill of Rights on the ballot in the City of Asheville. This will get the City to 100% renewable energy by 2030 and stop investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure.

100% Renewable Energy

Help us plant seeds for a more sustainable future and dig our roots deeper for a stronger community. Join us in enacting a Bill of Community Rights in across North Carolina to stop our reliance on fracked gas and other unsustainable, polluting fossil fuels and transition to 100% renewable energy.

Community Roots is a founding member of the WNC 100% Renewable Coalition, 12 organizations working together to move Asheville, Buncombe County and other communities to 100% renewable energy. We are an active, volunteer-run organization with plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.

Businesses can get involved in Project100. Community members can join one of our dedicated Action Teams.

Community Rights

The Community Rights Movement is dismantling corporate rule,
putting people and planet over profits.

In a democracy the laws represent the will of the People.

We have a history of successfully abolishing laws that don’t reflect the will of the People — those that allowed people to be considered property and exploited our children.

It is time to change the laws that allow our planet to be plundered for the profit of a few while the People suffer the consequences.

A Community Bill of Rights is a local law that asserts our Right to make decisions about the places we live. It’s time we made some decisions about how our energy is produced.

Get Involved

Do you feel like there is something more you could be doing? Not sure what would help?

Community Roots is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization based in Asheville, NC. We thrive on volunteers who want to make an impact, aren’t afraid to shake up the status quo and live with enthusiasm!

We are funded by PROJECT100, a network of local businesses leading the way to a just an equitable transition to renewable energy.

Upcoming Events

Asheville Uprising: Energy Justice for North Carolina

The Salvage Station, Monday July 22nd, 5:30-9:00 pm
Join neighbors, friends and families as we call for a shift in our energy system while enjoying arts, music, and stories.

This event is kid friendly and will feature Street Creature Puppets, the Fairie Kin stilt-walkers, a kids craft table and more. We will have a short program that includes an interactive story-telling workshop. Music by Mad Mike of the Natural Born Leaders will follow.

Some appetizers will be provided. Food and beverages are also available for purchase at the venue.

Teaming up with local partners Community Roots, the Asheville Sunrise Movement, Indivisible WNC, and Dogwood Alliance, Energy Justice North Carolina is bringing a powerful message to Asheville: It’s Time to End the Duke Monopoly.

We are calling for a just and democratic energy system that allows local communities to have a say in how and where their electricity is produced. The current monopoly system stifles clean energy options that these local organizations are working towards.

Keep up to date on all our events at https://www.facebook.com/events/346082619401370/

Are you ready to take the Personal Petition Pledge?


Can you commit to collecting at least 15 signatures for the Climate Bill of Rights
from your friends, neighbors or colleagues?
We’ve collected about 2,500 signatures so far!!  Only 7,800 to go!

What can you do?
* Sign the Petition wherever you find it.
* Take the Personal Petition Challenge.
* Donate to help us pay canvassers.
* It’s important that we exercise our right to local democracy.