Our Air, Our Health: A Community Takes On Environmental Racism - CleanAIRE NC
The predominantly black community of Anderson, North Carolina has been battling with Carolina SunRock LLC over unsafe air quality due to their Asphalt plants. Read about CleanAIRE NC and their fight for equal environmental treatment in Anderson.
Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print - RAFI-USA
RAFI-USA advocates for environmentally, economically, and racially just farm communities and policies. In their documentary film from 2017, they highlight the injustice of contracted poultry farming and the communities on the edge of bankruptcy.
Re-Envisioning Streets as Equitable Public Spaces - SustainCharlotte
As both gas prices and average temperatures rise, the world is looking towards different modes of transportation than personal cars. Watch this short webinar from SustainCharlotte to learn about equitable streets, and how they can revolutionize a city.
Restoring the French Broad - Conserving Carolina
Conserving Carolina is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting both water and land resources in Western North Carolina. Through their new story map, explore the French Broad river and watch an overwhelmed ecosystem begin to recover.
GenX and Emerging Industrial Contaminants - NC Coastal Federation
After GenX, a newly discovered industrial contaminant, was discovered in North Carolina waterways, six NC universities came together to research these elusive pollutants. Learn about their efforts, discoveries, and how you can contribute.
Protecting the Catawba River from Coal Ash - Catawba Riverkeepers
The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has served as the sole advocate for the complete Catawba-Wateree River Basin for over 25 years. Read through this comprehensive timeline of their persistent fight to protect the Catawba River from coal ash.
Freetown and Shaffer Tract Portion of Mayo River State Park - Friends of State Parks
Produced by the NC Friends of State Parks, this episode of the Ask A Ranger podcast features Fletcher Dalton discussing what it was like living in Freetown during segregation. The land of Freetown would eventually become part of Mayo River State Park.
Stagville State Historic Site - Friends of State Parks
This Ask a Ranger podcast features Vera Cecelski, site manager of Stagville State Historic Site. She describes her research into the history of slavery of Stagville and the misconceptions surrounding the Bennehan-Cameron family. Try listening while enjoying a hike at Stagville for the in-person experience!
Reedy Creek State Park: A Personal History of Segregation - Friends of State Parks
In this Ask A Ranger podcast, James Johnson talks about growing up as the son of the Reedy Creek State Park Superintendent. Johnson is an incredible storyteller with insights on being a child during segregation in the south. Try listening while enjoying a hike at Reedy Creek! Visit the in-person activities page to plan your visit.
NC State Parks Celebrate Black History Month: The Hammocks - Friends of State Parks
Hammocks Beach State Park was established in 1961 with a rich history of friendship and determination and has since become a beautiful destination on the North Carolina coast. This wonderfully shot documentary details the park’s journey.
NC Needs to Fund Swine Buyout - Sound Rivers
Sound Rivers is a nonprofit organization that has been protecting the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico rivers for over 40 years. Learn more about their support of the swine buyout program and its necessity in a short video and article.
Rethinking Smart Growth, Reclaiming Community Design’s Radical Roots - Mountain True
Discussions surrounding gentrification and racial/economic displacement have to be cognizant of underlying, systemic issues. Some conversations have strayed from this idea due to wealthy and influential pressures. Rethink the typical approach to community development with MountainTrue.
A Sound River Documentary - Sound Rivers
Sound Rivers' 40th anniversary documentary highlights their work with local riverkeepers in the fight against Duke Energy. They recognize that pollution doesn't effect everyone equally, depending on race, economic status, etc. Host your own screening and discussion of this amazing film with your team!