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 Great winter hikes in the Asheville area | Suggestions by Exploreasheville.com: More>

How to help the U.S. become a part of the historic Paris climate agreement | Think global, act local. That's what The Collider in Downtown Asheville is doing by exploring innovative business practices that make a difference. On Nov. 16, 2017, the public is invited to attend a benefit that supports The Collider | More>



UPDATE ABOUT McKIBBEN'S PRESENTATION ON NOV. 30, 2011, AT UNCA: McKibben packed the house and won frequent applause for his moving and, at times, shocking talk about what is going on with climate change,as well as what the U.S. and all the countries in the world can expect in the future -- and, more importantly, what they must do now | More>

Climate Reality Project featured Weds., Nov. 30, at UNCA; regionally known ecologist followed by nationally known environmentalist at UNCA Nov. 30 | Two free presentations open to the public on Weds., Nov. 30, 2011, at UNCA: (1) Regionally known ecologist Dr. Edward Hauser speaks at 5:30 p.m. in UNCA's Humanities Lecture Hall (2) Nationally known author-educator-environmentalist Bill McKibben speaks at 7 p.m., Weds., Nov. 30, 2011, in UNCA's Lipinsky Hall, which seats approximately 650 people; programs open to the public on a first-come basis. This Climate Reality Project event is part of a national tour by author and environmentalist Bill McKibben. | Program details at Asheville Green Drinks website: More>UNCA campus map: More>

Free downtown party on April 28 celebrates WNC Green Building Council's 10th anniversary, new green building directory
From 6 to 9 p.m., April 28, 2011, at Pack Place in Downtown Asheville, a party that's free and open to the public celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the WNC Green Building Council. Over 100 businesses will be present. Annual WNCGBC meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. The celebration starts at 6 p.m. Free food, drinks and door prizes. Event details: More> | 2011 Green Building Directory now online: More>

Asheville, other cities organize Fossil Fool’s Day protests against corporate polluters

Activists target coal, oil, natural gas, big banks and some large environmental groups; call for greater confrontation

Rising Tide North America, an all-volunteer network of environmental activists with 50 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico in cooperation with other groups, announced that more than 30 cities have organized demonstrations on April 1, 2010, against the fossil fuel industry, large financial institutions and, surprisingly for some, a handful of large environmental groups. This protest, which has become annual event, is known as Fossil Fools' Day. This year the group has called for greater confrontation and less negotiations with the polluters. | More> 


JUST RELEASED: 2010 directory now online
At WNCGreenBuilding.com

The annual update, a collaborative effort between WNC Green Building Council and Mountain Xpress, offers articles, case studies and checklists about sustainable building practices, and lists who can get the job done. | More>

While you're out in the yard, consider making a labyrinthMore>


'Green MBA: Your guide to eco-entrepreneurship'
Owner of Asheville's first green building supply speaks at Green Drinks
*ASHEVILLE GREEN DRINKS' TALKS CONTINUE from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 28, 2009, featuring Build It Naturally owner Jennifer Woodruff | Woodruff will talk about her experience achieving a green MBA from the New College of California, and how it has helped her operate her green business in Asheville. The presentation will be held at Bobo Gallery. | For directions, visit Bobogallery.com or Click Here> | For future Green Drink presentations, visit Ashevillegreendrinks.com or Click Here> | For info about Builditnaturally.com, Click Here>

Mike Hopping's Energy Report:
WNC Faces Massive Rate Hike, Tougher Building Codes, Proposed National Center for Sustainability

Asheville author and journalist Michael Hopping files this Asheville Area Energy Report on Sept. 12, 2008

In his copyrighted article, Michael Hopping reports that Progress Energy has requested utility commission approval for a massive rate hike. The company wants to phase in the increase over three years. Residential customers would see an initial bump of 11.2%. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for September 16.

CEAC facilitator, Steve Cochran, announced that he is part of a group hoping to convert the Haywood Park Hotel and Starnes Building in downtown Asheville to a state-of-the-art efficient National Center for Sustainability. The Center would house organizations and business groups oriented toward sustainability issues in a variety of fields including heavy industry and retail business.

For Hopping's complete report, entitled "CEAC and the Iron Equation," visit MichaelHopping.com or Click Here

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