Local Initiatives – Asheville’s Climate Bill of Rights

In partnership with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) Community Roots has drafted a Community Bill of Rights stating our right to a healthy climate. We are building a campaign for the City of Asheville to pass this ground-breaking ordinance to begin to process of asserting our right to local-self governance as detailed in the Declaration of Independence  and dismantling the system of corporate rule that has become the norm in modern America.

We want to hear from you!

It is important that this document represent the wishes of our entire community. We are accepting Public Comments from September 5th to November 5th 2017. We will then use your comments to re-work the ordinance so if reflects the wishes of all.  Please use the links below to add comments on each section of the Community Bill of Rights.

Read our latest press release: New Proposed City Ordinance Fights for our Rights to a Healthy Climate