March 2, 2022

In the fifth edition of our bi-weekly newsletter, we’re sharing climate-related events, action items, and impactful news.


Events

Give Me Green: Sustainable Fashion Show - 3/16 We’re two weeks out from our big event! Have you bought your tickets yet? The sustainable fashion show will be on March 16th from 7-9pm. This event will feature a keynote speaker, outfits from our Lowcountry Clothing Shop Alliance, and panel discussion with featured alliance partners. We’re capping the audience at 100 people, so go ahead and register here to save your spot! Food & drink is included in ticket price; masks and proof of vaccine are required.

Interfaith, Ecojustice, and Local Community Activism - 3/4 This Friday at 2pm, there will be a panel discussion on interfaith, ecojustice, and local community activism. Our friends RaGina Scott Saunders, Omar Muhammad, and Queen Quet will be sharing their expertise and experience. You can attend via zoom (scan the qr code in the flyer below) or in person at 96 Wentworth Street.

Last of the Right Whales Screening Premiere - 3/16 Also on March 16th at 7pm, the award winning documentary, Last of the Right Whales by acclaimed filmmaker Nadine Pequenezas, will premiere at the Terrace Theater. The film screening and panel discussion is co-hosted by HitPlay Productions. You can learn more information about the film here and purchase tickets via this link.

PEARLS - Film & Portrait Series - 3/18 In celebration of Women’s History Month, PEARLS, will open for public showcase at Julia Deckman Studio March 18th. Produced and directed by Chynna Chan, the project is not only a call to celebrate the women and matrons who inspire generations of resilience, it is also an ode to the Charleston community and the diversity that makes us a desirable destination.




Actions

Become a CCC Member & Celebrate CCC’s 2nd Birthday! In two years we’ve accomplished a lot thanks to our generous donors and volunteers. Our success and longevity as a climate action organization requires developing a stable foundation of financial support; we need to invest in dedicated staff, expand our base, and deepen our positive climate impact in the Lowcountry! To do that, we need people like you who are willing to invest in us. An annual membership includes four digital and print copies of Surge: The Lowcountry Climate Magazine and with membership tiers, you have the option to give a sponsor donation!

Ask President Biden to Declare a Climate Emergency Through a national campaign sponsored by the Elders Climate Action group, you can easily click the link above asking President Biden to declare a climate emergency and set the nation on a path to net zero emissions.

Support a Better Northbridge - 3/3 The purpose of Better Northbridge is to provide a safer, more accessible route for walking and biking over the Ashley River connecting the communities of West Ashely and North Charleston. The Charleston County Council has voted to proceed with a USDOT RAISE grant application to achieve this. You can help support this work by submitting a survey, sending an email to roads@charlestoncounty.org, or attending the virtual public meeting by 3/3!



News

Second IPCC Report Released Every 5-7 years, the IPCC releases three major reports on climate change which are used by the world's governments to negotiate emission reduction targets and adaptation measures during U.N. climate talks. The first report in the current cycle was released in August 2021, and covered the science behind climate change. It warned that "human influence has warmed the climate at a rate that is unprecedented in at least the last 2000 years." The second report was released in late February. This latest report assesses the impacts of climate change on ecosystems & human communities and also reviews vulnerabilities of the natural world and human societies to adapt to climate change.

2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report This technical report provides a synthesis of the most recent science related to sea level rise, and serves as a key technical input for the Fifth National Climate Assessment that is underway. The report doesn’t provide guidance or design specifications for a specific project, rather intendeds to inform federal agencies, tribes, state and local governments, and stakeholders in coastal communities about current and future sea level rise. The executive summary provides key messages, and the body of the report provides detailed, technical information about the data, modeling, and analysis behind the report’s findings.

Fisher Recycling & Second Chance Bikes Social Recap Our social and education gathering two weeks ago went great! Despite the light rain we had fun and learned a lot. Thanks to Fisher Recycling and Second Chance Bikes for the raffle prizes; it was cool to learn about the important work they and SMART Recycling doing in our community.



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