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

Petition Canvas Party: Climate Bill of Rights

Sunday July 14th 1-4pm 

Want to see Asheville get to 100% renewable energy and honor the Rights of Nature?
Come out for a fun afternoon of canvassing, community, beer and music in West Asheville.

#WhatCanYouDo Meeting – Monday July 15th
Come find out how to plug in March 18th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm,
at Urban Orchard South Slope, 24 Buxton Avenue.
You’ll learn to:
* Understand more about the Climate Bill of Rights,
* Get a campaign update,
* Figure out how your talents could help get more signatures.

Keep up to date on all our events at Facebook event.


Are you eligible to vote in Asheville? If so you can sign the petition and get Asheville’s first ever Community Bill of Rights on the ballot so we can all vote on it next Spring.

You can find a copy at ten selected businesses in March listed here: and you can always go to The Regeneration Station at 26 Glendale Avenue to sign.