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

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.

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

#WhatCanYouDo Meeting – Monday March 18th 5.30-7:00pm Location TBD

Petition Campaign launched February 1st!
Our petition campaign for Asheville’s Community Bill of Rights starts February 1st!!  All we need is ~15,000 signatures and we can put the Community Bill of Rights on the ballot at the next City of Asheville election and let everyone vote on it. This will be the first Community Bill of Rights passed in NC.

Would you like to be involved in Asheville’s boldest campaign for Renewable Energy? We have opportunities for you to get involved starting at 1 hour a week for 4 weeks sometime during 2019.  Come to our next “What Can You Do?” event on Wednesday, February 13th, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Get updates through the Facebook Events Page.