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September 13th, 2020

September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone! Thank you to everyone that came to the DOC NC meeting yesterday. I had a great time seeing you all. If you couldn’t make it, here is what you missed:

August Recap

  • RaceNC raised $400.03.
  • Total (RaceNC + DanceNC)

○      North Carolina Black Alliance: $311.65

○      Lightner YMCA Achievers: $311.65

RaceNC Recap

  • Sarayu discussed her experiences leading this event. She learned a lot about how much work goes into event planning behind-the-scenes.

DOC Talk Recap

  • We have discussed if Tik Tok should be banned and the Black Lives Matter movement
  • We have another one coming up on 9/19

Marketing Team Updates

Communications Team Updates

  • They updated the past initiatives page.
  • They are trying to reach out to news outlets to get more spotlight for DOC NC

○      We are hoping to contact 10 news outlets

Our Beneficiaries:

  • NC Green Power

○      Based in Raleigh

○      Focus on supporting renewable energy, carbon offset projects, and providing grants for solar installations in schools across NC (ex: weather stations and data monitoring equipment)

○      Work with organizations like Need.org, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Burt’s BEES, and SECU

○      Have Helped many Triangle School like Athens Drive, East Chapel Hill High, and NCSSM

○      DOC NC’s 1000 dollar donations would provide curriculum and materials for 3 classrooms

○      Some volunteering opportunities include: high schoolers can be trained to become a speaker, DOC NC members can become Social Media Ambassadors, and others can help provide education/outreach

  • A Doorway to Hope

○      Cary-based nonprofit to help low income families at crisis point

○      Provide daily necessities and connections for emergency assistance for families in need

○      DOC NC members can help by making gift baskets and donating money

○      Some of their programs are Household essentials baskets, Angel Tree Project, and Summer Foods

○      95% of donations will go to families and the rest will go to providing essential services

Upcoming Events:

  • Some suggestions were selling art, tutoring kids, and fantasy football draft.
  • Activities Teaching:

o   Students will teach 30 minutes to 1 hour classes about any topics of their choosing.

o   Recommended donations will be around $1-2 per class, but will overall be free.

o   Here is the link if you are interested: https://forms.gle/4eruCnZbRVnDGwv29

o   Email Sonia at sonia@docnc.org if you have any questions!

Environmental Science Talk by Dr. Satyapal Arya:

  • Used to be a professor at NC State who taught many courses in fields like air pollution, meteorology, and more
  • Wrote a book about air pollution and meteorology that he uses in his courses
  • Discussed some current environmental problems like the fires in California
  • Spoke about health effects of air pollution
  • Explained climate change and global warming

○      Fossil fuel burning is a major cause for climate change

○      We need to conserve as much energy as we can in our daily lives

Next Meeting: October 1st!

And as always…

  • Follow our socials!

○      Instagram: @doc_nc

○      Facebook: @DOCofNC

○      Website: docnc.org

○      Remind: text @docofnc to 81010

  • Don’t forget the suggestion box still exists!

Thank you to Shishira for writing up these beautiful notes, and we will see you next month! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!

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