Community Roots is a grassroots Asheville, NC, non-profit dedicated to helping communities protect the planet and dismantle corporate rule.
We all know that the climate is rapidly changing, threatening our planet and most vulnerable communities.
Many of us feel helpless to make meaningful change as we watch the situation spiral out of control.
We see reports of the technological advances that are making renewable energy – including solar and wind power- more efficient and less expensive than climate changing fossil fuels.
So why are we not using these clean energy sources?
It’s illegal. State and Federal laws, often written by fossil fuel companies, prevent us from being able to choose the energy sources we want.
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.
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.
Get Involved: Community Bill of Rights
Banner Stand on the I-240 Bridges
Monday, September 17th, 4 to 6 pm
Declare Independence from Fossil Fuels! Please join us to help us spread the message to rush hour traffic.
Blue Ridge Pride Festival
Saturday, September 29th, 3 to 4 pm
Panel Discussion at the Cafe Stage by the Vance Monument on various types of activism in Asheville and ways to get involved.
Democracy in the Park 2018
Sunday, September 30th, noon to 6 pm
We are reclaiming public space for community members as a place for the exploration of transformative politics. More information>>>