NCEJN Blog

Here you can explore articles and stories that we are telling from the front-lines of climate change.

Wood Pellet Plant Adds to Community Concerns

The Issue The world’s first-ever black wood pellet plant is coming to Lumberton, North Carolina (Robeson County), a predominantly black & low-income rural community already burdened by numerous sources of environmental harm. The community is concerned about...

CALL FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTANT

The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN) is seeking an Organizational Consultant for 6 months who is passionate about grassroots community non-profits, and has significant experience with organizational restructuring, employee policy development, and...

COVID-19/Coronavirus

NCEJN would like to prioritize the safety of the communities we serve. Like so many of you, we’re closely monitoring COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. At a time when health and safety are top of mind, we want to personally reach out to share useful information...

Bobby Jones Goes Viral in Interview with NowThis

Long time member of our Network and member of the Down East Coal Ash Coalition, Bobby Jones, is helping to shed light on the poisoning of his community that's been happening for several years at the hands of Duke Energy. Our Network staff was able to connect Bobby...

Our Year at a Glance

NCEJN has entered new legal battles, on one of our longstanding issues, defending communities & challenging the harmful practices of the hog industry: General Swine Permit Challenge  Prohibition of Nuisance Cases against Swine Operations We worked closely with...

Final Quarterly Meeting of 2019 & Kwanzaa Celebration

We’ll be hosting our final Quarterly Meeting of the year in Rocky Mount, NC. We’ll be discussing speaking with the Racial Justice Equity Group about a variety of ongoing environmental and racial justice issues in the region. We hope you’ll join us as it will also be an end of year Kwanzaa themed celebration. Continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m., please arrive on time! Attend to learn more and find out how you can get involved! Lunch will also be served.

New Aberdeen Elementary School

Aberdeen planners have given initial approval to a sweeping new neighborhood that would stretch from N.C. 5 southwest to Roseland Road and include more than 500 homes. A small neighborhood shopping area on N.C. 5 will lead to a 515-home residential subdivision near...