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Friday, September 23, 2011

"Die in" protest Saturday at Duke Energy in Charlotte, N.C.

As part of's worldwide "Moving Planet: A day to move beyond fossil fuels" event this Saturday, Greenpeace-Charlotte is planning to stage a "die in" at Duke Energy's headquarters from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

My first question — perhaps it was yours, too — was, "What in the hell is a 'die in'?" As it turns out, if all goes well, there will be no actual deaths.

According to Greenpeace:

Greenpeace-Charlotte will hold a die-in (mock death) at the Duke Energy Headquarters in Uptown Charlotte. The worldwide event is being organized by and those attending locally will be urged to chant “We want clean energy” in order to get the word to Duke Energy that we want them to quit using dirty coal and switch to clean renewable options like wind and solar.

And then, from noon until 2 p.m. they'll be passing around petitions at Festival in the Park. Find out more here.

Here's more on the "Moving Planet" event:

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