Join the movement to quit coal

Across America, people are living in the shadow of the coal industry.

We have created Quit Coal Community Forums as a tool to help you organize in your community to fight coal and demand clean energy.

Once you’ve joined an existing Community Forum, you can connect with others who are interested in the same issues, learn more, and post news and resources.

 

 

Your story can educate a person, inspire others, spread a great idea, or help you connect with someone else standing up to the coal industry.

Your story is more powerful than you think and we want to hear it.

I have always felt that I wanted to be part of something big, something that will help people, something that will make a difference.Joining Greenpeace gave me that feeling! After learning about quit coal and everything involved I was excited to act on stopping big businesses from getting richer at the expense of lives and our very own world. The greed in this world angers me and scares me at the same time; it is something I want to fight against. I didn't come into the group having a personal coal story, until I learned about Riverbend Steam Station. It sits on Mountain Island Lake, creating coal ponds in surrounding areas by the Catawba River. This plant effects my community, many people I know including myself have spent countless summer days on Mountain Island Lake and at rope swings by the river. Even scarier, this is the water source for Gastonia and Charlotte! So this affects most of the people I know in life. To think that we pay for this destruction of our health and our...

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