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 for-profit corporations.

We stand for the rights of nature and people over those of corporations.

We are working with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund to enact a Community Bill of Rights in Asheville and Buncombe County. This will enable citizens to prohibit the activities of corporations that pollute our water, air and soil and allow us to make ongoing decisions that affect us without interference from the State.

100% Renewable Asheville

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 Asheville / Buncombe County to stop our reliance on fracked gas and other unsustainable, polluting fossil fuels and move towards 100% renewable energy for the city and county.

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 the First100 Network. Community members can join one of our dedicated Action Groups.

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Upcoming Events

Public Comment on Asheville’s Climate Bill of Rights is OPEN!

Be part of crafting Asheville’s renewable future, join us to learn more about North Carolina’s first Community Bill of Rights and influence what it says.

  • Friday through Sunday, November 17-19, NC Climate Justice Summit. We’ll be holding a Community Rights workshop Saturday afternoon.
  • Tuesday, November 14th, 6:30 pm, Buncombe County NAACP. We’ll be talking about Community Rights and Asheville’s Climate Bill of Rights.
  • Monday, October 23, @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm, Kenilworth Community Center, 123 Chiles Ave, Facebook Event Link
  • Wednesday, October 11, @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St

CELDF’s DEMOCRACY SCHOOL – First time in North Carolina

Throughout North Carolina and across the country communities are finding that, in the face of corporate exploitation, they don’t have full authority to protect public health, safety and welfare, economic and environmental sustainability, property values, and overall quality of life.

Democracy School explores the limits of conventional regulatory organizing and offers a new organizing model that helps citizens confront corporations’ usurpation of the rights of communities, people, and the earth.

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