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Movie screening this Sunday: Gasland

Occupy Greensboro’s Energy Working Group will screen the documentary “Gasland” on Sunday July 8 at 1:30pm at Glenwood Coffee & Books.

Gasland - Sunday July 8, 1:30pm @ Glenwood Coffee & Books

Gasland – Sunday July 8, 1:30pm @ Glenwood Coffee & Books

From the official Gasland website:

“The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”

Snacks provided. Discussion will follow.

Energy Working Group: June 6, 2012

Radio program

  • June 13
  • June 27
  • Elsewhere- sound session, Wednesday mid-July
  • Vignettes, character descriptions, characters talking about energy
  • Framing the context of energy in NC today.
  • War of the world, energy event, news caster broadcast, scripting the beginning of the series
  • interviewing citizens, invisible costs of energy
  • melding together fiction/ nonfiction/ first-person stories
  • tell the true cost of energy production/ disaster
  • one 10 minute segment
  • Elsewhere sound session July 11
  • Elsewhere City Play on August 24 (Duke Energy vaccuum)

Internship program – Connie

  • Val will call Connie
  • Reaching out to teenagers that we know- Emiley
  • Teenager who attended GA last Tuesday? Joe? Faheem- Al
  • Middle Colleges- Mark
  • Val has a long list of community contacts
  • Greensboro Parks and Rec- Kate
  • Next meeting Wed 20: work out internship orientation details

Recruitment – regular canvassing on Sundays

  • Email sent out to all contacts and FB doc to recruit volunteers for June and July


  • Val meeting on Wednesday 6/13 about energy event.

Fight Fracking in North Carolina!

The North Carolina General Assembly may allow fracking in our state!

The North Carolina General Assembly may allow fracking in our state.

Legislation to allow fracking in North Carolina could pass very quickly during the short summer legislative session.

Please read and sign the petition opposing this dangerous and destructive practice!


Attend Frack-Free NC Lobby Day!

Please join Clean Water for NC on Tuesday, June 5, for Frack-Free NC Lobby Day (see flyer – .pdf) when we’ll fill the halls of the General Assembly and meet with legislators to let them know that there is NO reason to pass ANY legislation that would allow fracking in NC! A pre-lobby briefing will start at 10AM at Marbles Kid’s Museum in downtown Raleigh. Afterwards we’ll head to the General Assembly to talk with YOUR legislators! You’ll be on your way home no later than 2PM. CWFNC can offer some assistance with transportation costs please email hope@cwfnc.org for info.

If you want to carpool with others from Greensboro, please send an email to the Energy Working Group through the form below and we will connect those who are interested in riding to Raleigh together.

Energy Working Group: May 23, 2012


  • Discussion of our presentation at the GA on Sunday 5/20.
  • We have been invited to give a presentation at a church, upcoming
  • Recruitment of organizers for canvassing

Press Release

  • All materials given to Nathan, who only now needs dates and discriptions for upcoming events. Emiley will call him with the dates for meetings, creative writing sessions, and orientation for canvassing program. Emiley and Val will be the contact persons for press information.
  • First Orientation for Canvassing Program: Thursday June 28th from 5:30-8:30 at Glenwood.
  • Canvassing on Thursdays (6 weeks beginning on July 5).

Discussion about anti-fracking action

  • Kate attended anti-fracking rally in Raleigh on 5/19. Many NC organizations were represented. This is a good opportunity to connect with other organizations and our Greensboro community about keeping fracking out of NC. Kate will write an email to rapid release and discussion forum for OGSO, including a comprehensive article, petition, and legislator contact info.
  • A movie called Split Estates just showed at the Riverrun Film Festival in Winston this year that was very good. A/peture showed it.

“OGSO Energy Summer”

  • Inspired by the history of Martin Luther King Junior’s Vietnam Summer of 1967, the Occupy Greensboro Energy Working Group would like to announce the Occupy Energy Summer of 2012. This summer, the Occupy Greensboro Energy Working Group will host a series of programs and events in order to raise awareness about problems related to fracking, coal, and nuclear energy in NC; pending legislation such as the CWIP bill (Construction Work in Progress, also known as the Duke Energy Annual Rate Hike) and to raise awareness of sustainable energy sources and energy alternatives. Activities include:
    • Summer Energy Internship
    • Collaborative Writing and Airing of a Radio Drama
    • Weekly door-to-door Canvassing of experiences and opinions about energy and alternative resources
    • Community Movie and Discussion nights about energy resources
  • For more information, please contact Val and Emiley.

Recruitment of summer internships

  • Career offices at area colleges and university, high schools will be closing soon for summer.
  • Valerie will write a blurb for PTA Morningstar, Glenwood Neighborhood association.
  • Activities for YesWeekly and GoTriad.
  • When we go canvassing, we should recruit and leave calling cards.
  • Posting flyers at Greensboro Parks and Rec community centers
  • Church youth groups

New Facebook Page
Use OGSO logo for profile pic, people can “like” the page and add to our online presence.


  • Canvassing
    • Kate-make event for canvassing and send OGSO website
    • Kate – draft schedule of canvassing for June and hand off before trip
    • Recruit for Canvassing Program
      • Val – blurb MSA about program
      • Al- post to Glenwood list serve
      • Val – post to GW facebook
      • Emiley – make flyer
      • Val –send info to Christina at Central library
      • Al –take to Glenwood library
      • Val – take to Glenwood rec


    • Emily – organize food for Movie
    • Val –reminder email to Ed about sound system
    • Val – meet Ed @12 for set up PA
    • Kate – set up event for movie
    • Emiley – send a reminder about the May 30 radio drama


    • Next Energy Meeting – June 6
    • Announce at GA – May 27 – Emily, June 3 – Kate
    • Al announce at Tuesday GA – May 29 and June 5
    • Al email all interested parties and get with Ken to make phone calls
    • Emiley- finalize press release with Nat

Energy Working Group: April 25, 2012

Wednesday April 25, 2012 from 7pm-8pm
Energy Working Group
Guest Speaker: Connie Leeper
Julie D, Valerie W, Emiley J, and Al B

Guest speaker from NC WARN to discuss the Annual Rate Hike Bill

Proposals and Discussion Topics  

  • Rate Hike Bill

Presentation and proposal to GA against rate hike bill
Make a Press Release for GA to approve and disperse.
Banner drop- Discussion of logistics

  • Radio Drama

Plan next creative writing events.
How can we create an avenue for people to participate in creative writing online and submit their writings?

  • Canvassing

Reorganize for Annual Rate Hike Bill and organize to relaunch Canvassing!
Relaunch date

  • Media

Powerpoint presentation( Julie)
Outreach Groups
Greenpeace, NC WARN, Western NC Physicians for Social Responsibility, Appalachian Voices
General Media Discussion

  • Movie nights

The Last Mountain- Saturday May 26, 2012 6pm-8pm

  • Fundraising

Next meetings

  • Energy Working Group Sunday April 29 from 2pm-3:30pm Glenwood Coffee and Books
  • Creative Writing Wednesday May 9 from 7pm-9pm Sessions Bar
  • Movie Night: The Last Mountain Saturday May 26 from 6pm to 8pm


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