David Forbes, Mountain Express
From the Canary Coalition:
Thousands of groups and individuals from throughout North Carolina are expected to be converging on Raleigh the weekend of April 20-21 to raise awareness about climate change and to demand the state government take strong action to address its man-made causes in our state. Dozens of local rallies and events will precede the Climate Convergence on Raleigh to help energize and recruit more participants, and to inform local government officials, the press and the public about the urgency of climate change. The first local event will take place in the far western part of the state, in Sylva, the county seat of Jackson County, On Monday, April 15, 11 AM, at the Old Courthouse Fountain, on Main Street. This kick-off event is being coordinated jointly by The Canary Coalition, The Wilderness Society, Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance and Western North Carolina Alliance. A permit for the event has been issued by the Town of Sylva.