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

Rally Against Duke’s Rate Hike and the Regulatory Fallacy: September 27th 2017, 5pm – 6.30pm.

Join us to tell the NCUC we don’t want to pay to support Duke’s monopoly and continued use of fossil fuels. Duke Energy, comfortable in their entrenched monopoly, are proposing to the NC Utilities commission that they raise our electricity rates by 15%. They plan to use the additional $200 million a year to clean up their coal ash mess and build new infrastructure to keep us dependent on life destroying fossil fuels.

The NC Utilities Commission is holding a Public Hearing from 7pm – 10pm in the courthouse downtown Asheville. We will rally together in Pack Square then head to the courthouse to join the public hearing.

Why are we paying for Duke’s mess but won’t see a dime of the profits? Why can’t we choose to get our electricity from companies that use renewable sources? Come tell the NCUC that we won’t stand for this anymore and demand the right to choose clean, renewable energy.