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Climate Bill of Rights

We need true climate justice in North Carolina.

Our community Climate Bill of Rights is paradigm-shifting local level legislation.

It asserts our rights for local self-governance over those of for-profit corporations, a crucial step in building sustainable communities.

We seek to establish our Rights for local self-governance and a healthy climate, prohibiting the building of new fossil fuel infrastructure, and requiring the City of Asheville to create and implement a bolder Transition Plan to get us to 100% renewable energy by 2030.


Our Mission

Community Roots is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit located in Asheville, North Carolina. We are dedicated to helping communities protect the planet and dismantle corporate rule.

We believe communities have the right to make decisions about what happens to our water, air and soil, over corporations.

We stand for the rights of nature and people.

We are currently running a citizen-led initiative to get our Climate Bill of Rights on the March 2020 ballot in the City of Asheville. This will get the City of Asheville to 100% renewable energy by 2030 and stop investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure.

Read our Climate Bill of Rights


We’re honored to have the support and backing for the Climate Bill of Rights from the following organizations and business



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We need 11,000 pen on paper signatures from City of Asheville registered voters by February 1, 2020!

Beyond signing the petition, there are many additional ways to help. Whether you live inside or outside the city, you can help by hosting a house party, making a donation, and gathering additional signatures.

Passing Asheville’s Climate Bill of Rights would impact Buncombe County and Western North Carolina, while establishing a statewide standard.


There are 4 ways you can get involved so choose the best fit for you!

1) Host a Party!

Gather friends and with a member of our team learn about the campaign, sign the petition, share food or drinks and make it a party and be a part of the team right from the comfort of your home or business!

2) Make a Donation

What can you do? Donate and support our street team and help get us to our goal! Make a weekly or monthly donation or a one time gift. Every penny is put to good use and thank you!


3) Gather Signatures

Want to come collect signatures with us? Be at events, or join our street team as we make our way to our goal of 11,000 signatures. Get folks registered to vote and get to know more of the folks here in town!


4) Personal Petition Campaign

The Personal Petition Campaign is an easy way to get involved and collect at least 1 page of 15 signatures (or collect more pages if you would like). Enjoy moving Asheville towards 100% renewable energy while you are spending time with your community.

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There’s a revolution that needs to happen and it starts from inside each one of us. We need to wake up and fall in love with the earth.
— Thích Nhất Hạnh

Looking for where you can sign the petition in person?

This petition has to be signed in person to legally count. All registered voters in the city of Asheville, NC are welcome to sign. The following businesses are fabulous and have gone the extra mile to support the campaign by hosting the petition all year!