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Greenpeace is in town tonight, come meet their head honcho, FREE

Greenpeace is in town tonight, come meet their head honcho, FREE

Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by Desiree Kane

There aren’t many opportunities that arise like the one being made available to Charlotte’s citizens quite like this one. Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International’s head honcho, is making a stop in the Queen City, one of only four stops he’ll make on his US tour. I caught up to Robert Gardner, Greenpeace Coal Campaigner, for this quote:

Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo will be in town tonight to share his story, but more importantly, to learn about the struggles that folks throughout North Carolina are facing with environmental issues. Naidoo has spent his lifetime campaigning for social and environmental justice globally. It would be our pleasure to see you tonight.”

You should totally go. Here are the deets from UNCC’s website:

Title: Discussion with Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director
When: Thu, Sep 29 7 PM9 PM
Location: International House, 322 Hawthrone Ln, Charlotte NC 28204
Description: Come join the Charlotte Greenpeace Chapter for a very special evening with our International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo. Mr. Naidoo will join us here in Charlotte, one of only four stops on his US tour, to speak about his amazing journey with Greenpeace, and share his views on our current energy crisis. This will be also be a fantastic opportunity to meet other individuals and groups in North Carolina who are working towards a common goal: protecting our environmental future. 7pm — 9pm
Following his presentation, there will be Q&A with Mr. Naidoo where you will have the chance to voice your questions and concerns. We will provide light refreshments immediately after.

Last night, independent journalist Rhiannon Fionn had a sit-down with him as Adams Woods, director/producer of On Coal River, filmed part of a Greenpeace documentary on coal ash. In addition to Kumi and Rhiannon, along side them were Bill Gupton of the Sierra Club, dental hygenist Tess, who lives in close proximity to the Duke Energy Riverbend coal plant, and Gwendolyn McGowans, a retired educator who lost her husband to cancer after working for 30 years at the plant. Here’s some video I shot of last night’s event:

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See you tonight, y’all.

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