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Climate Carnival: Facts and Hope

Local Activists, parents, policymakers, children of all ages, and anyone concerned about climate change will learn how they can make a difference for the community and the planet, at the Climate Carnival . The Carnival features workshops, short films and TED-like talks, 30 educational booths, eco-friendly vendors and organizations, and wild nature walks. There will be live music by the Raging Grannies, Lobo Marino, and Grand Shell Game, artists, food trucks and brews. The day culminates in an after-party with continued music.

“It will be a day of hope and connection, something we have been missing in our culture.  Time to think about the planet, abundance and positive steps we can each take to create a sustainable existence,” said Abundance NC executive director Tami Schwerin.

To kick off the Carnival please join us on Friday night, May 12 for Amuse Bouche, a festive panel discussion with four outstanding professionals who represent a holistic view of the current climate situation. WUNC’s Frank Stasio will moderate a discussion with WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel, University of Chicago scientist Seth Darling, National Climate Justice Organizer Nakisa Glover, and Director of Climate Communication Susan Hassol.  Fair Game Distillery will be open and appetizers provided by Pittsboro Roadhouse.

Where:    The Plant • 220 Lorax Lane • Pittsboro, NC 27312

When:     The Amuse Bouche is Friday, May 12 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

                             The Climate Carnival is Saturday, May 13 from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Info, Schedule & Tickets are HERE

At Abundance we bring people together to cultivate and celebrate community resilience in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Learn more about us and what we do.

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“…We have barely disembarked into life…we’ve only just now been born, let’s not fill our mouths with so many uncertain names, with so many sad labels, with so many pompous letters, with so much yours and mine, with so much signing of papers. I intend to confuse things, to unite them, make them new-born intermingle them, undress them, until the light of the world has the unity of the ocean, a generous wholeness, a fragrance alive and crackling.”
― Pablo Neruda

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