The Industrial (r)Evolution: How A Cradle to Cradle Process Fosters Sustainability and Growth
Sep
20
6:00 pm18:00

The Industrial (r)Evolution: How A Cradle to Cradle Process Fosters Sustainability and Growth

  • The Collider

The Industrial (r)Evolution: How A Cradle to Cradle Process Fosters Sustainability and Growth

Krull & Company Lecture Series

Please Join Us

You're invited to join us for a special evening with Lewis Perkins, President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, as we discuss how we can create products that make noticeable differences in our communities. This one-time event will include a talk by our guest and a Q&A session. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with light refreshments available, and the talk starts at 6:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing you at our third annual Krull & Company Lecture Series!

Our Speaker

Lewis Perkins

A long­time advocate for “doing the right thing,” Lewis Perkins is a champion for sustainability – personally and professionally. Prior to joining the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Lewis consulted to companies both big and small on creating programs and awareness for environmental and social initiatives. Perkins led the "green" charge as director of sustainable strategies for The Mohawk Group, a leading carpet manufacturer and commercial division of Mohawk Industries. He continues draw on this passion and experience to help advance the Institute’s mission of scaling Cradle to Cradle Product Certification worldwide.

Space is limited so please RSVP here: https://industrialrevolution.splashthat.com/

Red Wolf Revival
Aug
16
6:30 pm18:30

Red Wolf Revival

  • Asheville Community Theatre

On Tuesday, August 16th, join Defenders of Wildlife and Friends of the WNC Nature Center at Asheville Community Theatre for a screening of the film "Red Wolf Revival" followed by a panel discussion.

The event celebrates red wolves and explores what people can do to support this highly endangered species at this critically important time. 

Doors open at Asheville Community Theatre - 35 Walnut Street - at 6:30 pm for a reception followed by the film and discussion at 7:00. 

Reservations required!  
For more information or to reserve your seat for this free event call828-412-0983 or email southeastoffice@defenders.org 

Clean Energy in the Mountains
Jul
28
5:30 pm17:30

Clean Energy in the Mountains

  • Highland Brewing Company

Clean Energy in the Mountains is NC Sustainable Energy Association's (NCSEA) annual event in western North Carolina that brings together members, partners, and the local community to network and raise awareness about the progress and success renewable energy and energy efficiency has had in our state. Western North Carolina is unique because the people and businesses truly come together in many ways to support and encourage efforts for sustainability and a cleaner environment (this probably is no surprise to you and your colleagues). Please join us on July 28 to celebrate our community's commitment to a clean energy future.

Register here.

Enjoy photos from last year's event below.

Tarocco
Jul
22
Jul 24

Tarocco

  • The Diana Wortham Theatre

WHO: THE FOX & BEGGAR THEATER

WHAT: TAROCCO: A SOLDIER’S TALE

WHEN: JULY 22 & 23: DOORS AT 7:30, SHOW 8:OO-10:00PM

JULY 24: DOORS AT 3:30, SHOW 4:00-6:00PM

WHERE: THE DIANA WORTHAM THEATER, 2 S. PACK SQUARE, ASHEVILLE, NC 28801

TICKETS: $26 G.A.

$66 VIP (SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY)

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH: http://www.dwtheatre.com/

PREMIERING ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER WORLD WAR I…

The Italian tradition of Comedia dell’arte grows strange wings in Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale, a mesmerizing fusion of circus arts, dance, mask-and- puppet theater, original music, elaborate costumes, and intricate animation. Tarocco tells the story of an Italian WWI infantryman, trapped behind enemy lines after barely escaping the gas attacks at Caporetto. To pass the time, the soldier comforts a dying comrade with stories using the images from an ancient deck of playing cards known as the Tarocco Piemontese (a predecessor of modern Tarot cards). What follows is a spellbinding and dark narrative based on the Fool’s Journey of the Tarot. 

THE MAGICIAN… THE HANGED MAN… DEATH…

Each new card brings to the stage a mysterious character from the Tarocchi, leading the doomed soldier through twenty-one wondrous labyrinths of the human imagination. Opening on the centennial of Italy’s entry into WWI, Tarocco blends history and fantasy into a wholly new kind of theatrical experience. Handmade Venetian costumes adorn incredible circus artists and dancers in each breathtaking act. Nashville composer Marcin Bela performs with a multitude of live instruments and live vocals, and Alexander Daniloff’s stunning, hand-drawn Tarocco Piemontese are woven into the incredible nonstop animation of Colorado’s Dreambox Workshop. Moving backdrops, giant puppetry, aerial acrobatics, ballet, and more…Tarocco is an experience not to be missed.

“A celebration of creativity and DIY-ingenuity…nothing goes onto the stage without purpose or great attention to detail.” — Mountain Xpress

WARNING: Contains dark, sometimes disturbing content. Not recommended for children under 12. General Admission Tickets are $26.

VIP Tickets are $66 (SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY): includes pre-show catered reception with members of the FBT, priority seating, and complimentary gift baskets

For more info visit: http://foxandbeggar.com/tarocco/

THE COLLIER LILLY RIDE FOR NC OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL
May
29
7:45 am07:45

THE COLLIER LILLY RIDE FOR NC OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL

  • Carrier Park Pavillion

Director: idaph events

Email: support@idaph.net

Phone: 828*684*0812

Distance: 50 Mile Half Century

When: 5/29/2016 7:45 am

Where:

Carrier Park Pavillion, 220 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC

North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50 mile half century with 3,600 feet of climbing, that will start and end at Carrier Park in Asheville. In keeping with Outward Bound’s bedrock principles of “challenge and discovery,” the Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS will take riders over challenging mountain passes and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first time. This exciting event is being held on Memorial Day Weekend and in conjunction with the ever popular Mountain Sports Festival.

Since 2003 thousands of riders have participated in the Collier Lilly Ride, an annual recreational bike ride honoring the memory of Collier Cobb Lilly, a graduate of the North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). 2015 marked the ride’s move from the “flat country” surrounding Davidson, NC to the rugged mountains around Asheville, where NCOBS is based. The proceeds from this year’s event will fund scholarships for Western North Carolina youth to attend a life-changing NCOBS wilderness course. North Carolina Outward Bound School is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Outward Bound has helped people discover strength of character, an ability to lead, and desire to serve.

Schedule of Events
7:45 am - 50 Mile Half Century route start

Registration Fee Schedule
$45 Jan 1-March 31st

$50 April 1-April 30th

$55 May 1-May 27th

Special Team Pricing (5 or more team participants)

$10 off of each ride registration for teams of 5 or more that register at the same time.

This event is being organized by iDaph Events. It is a part of the Mountain Sports Festival held at Carrier Park. All participants will receive a bike number with disposable bib tag that should be displayed on the front of the bike. Participants will have several options for live results: smartphone, touchscreen kiosk and/or results tent.

This year each finisher will receive a commemorative finisher award upon completion of the ride.

To register or for more information visit: https://racesonline.com/events/the-collier-lilly-ride

TEDxUNCAsheville 2016 THE KIDS ARE NOT ALRIGHT
Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

TEDxUNCAsheville 2016 THE KIDS ARE NOT ALRIGHT

  • Humanities Lecture Hall at UNC-Asheville

Millennials are told that they are both responsible for fixing our planet and that they can’t do anything because they’re glued to their cellphones all the time. With this event, we are hoping to change the reputation that our millennials have and inspire hope not only in them, but in other generations as well.

SPEAKERS

TICKETS

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

OpenDoors Art Affair
Mar
5
7:00 pm19:00

OpenDoors Art Affair

  • Green Man Brewery

OpenDoors of Asheville Hosts 7th Annual Fundraiser March 5th, 2016

The gala celebration and art auction directly supports initiatives to help Asheville youth break the cycle of multigenerational poverty through education, enrichment, and opportunity.

On the evening of March 5th, we will present the 7th Annual Art Affair 2016: From Athena to Zeus, inside the stunning new Green Man Brewery location at 27 Buxton Ave on Asheville’s south slope. The event is one of WNC’s most exciting and popular live auctions featuring original artwork and travel experiences.  As always, this event provides vital resources to uplift young people challenged by poverty. All proceeds generated from the gala directly support programs to empower and sustainably enrich the lives of Asheville’s underserved youth.

“The OpenDoors individualized approach to serving the children in our community is real,” explains Event Chair, Dosty Quarrier. “This organization serves many Asheville families struggling to break the very complex and complicated cycle of social, economic, and educational hardship. Please join us for this fun and extraordinary evening to help support positive outcomes for local youth.”

Festivities begin at 7 pm (VIP reception begins at 6:30 pm) with live entertainment. Scrumptiously authentic cuisine and signature libations will be served from many of Asheville’s finest restaurants and social lounges, as well as Green Man Brewing Company. The Athena to Zeus theme offers a modern-day twist on ancient Greek lore, celebrating modern heroes and heroines who teach, mentor, and advocate for students so that they meet their ultimate potential.

This year’s gala features local painter and muralist, Jeremy Russell, and highlights silent and live art from more than 75 regional artists, including painting, ceramics, wood, glass, handcrafted jewelry, travel experiences, and much more. The live auction will be conducted by Andrew Brunk of Brunk Auctions, known for his appearances on Antiques Road Show, and formerly of Christie’s of NYC. Fashion by Ananda Hair Studio and R. Brooke Priddy’s Ship to Shore will be showcased, as well. There will also be the annual presentation of the OpenDoors 2016 Laureate of the Year Award, the highest honor bestowed by OpenDoors of Asheville. This award recognizes and celebrates individuals within the greater WNC community for outstanding service to help eliminate child poverty.

“For the past six years we have watched the energy build around this annual celebration,” says OpenDoors Executive Director, Jen Ramming. “We see philanthropy as a true expression of empathy and compassion in action.”

View Auction Items
Buy Tickets
Absentee Bidding

For more information visit http://opendoorsasheville.org/news/art-affair-2016/.

Acoustic Open Mic Night at Green Sage South
Mar
1
Aug 23

Acoustic Open Mic Night at Green Sage South

  • Green Sage Cafe South

Join us for Acoustic Open Mic Night at our South Asheville location (1800 Hendersonville Rd) from 5 to 7 PM every first and third Tuesday of the month - local artists presenting original material in a perfect setting for music, poetry, and dining.

(We are especially interested in drawing youth performers with original work at a time and setting that would best showcase their efforts). 

Prospective performers can contact the host, Kevin Roberts, at awnfusen@gmail.com. The following is provided for those performers: 

While this affair will be largely set up for musicians, it also welcomes other live performers such as poets. Material presented must be original or in the public domain, violating no copyrights or intellectual property rights. This restriction is absolute. 

There will be two available microphones, and a capacity to amplify acoustic guitars, bass and keyboard. Percussion will be restricted to cajon and/or handheld devices. Players should provide their own instruments, though they are welcome to use the host's steel or nylon guitar if they do not wish to transport their own. (There will be a keyboard amp, but no keyboard – that must be brought by the player). Performers will be allowed 3 songs, or 15 minutes whichever comes first. More time will be allowed if the slots are not all filled. 

The sign-up time is 4:30 PM. 

Again, email the host at awnfusen@gmail.com with any questions.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553905178266154/.

igNight SolarFire
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

igNight SolarFire

  • Jubilee!

Dive deep into bhakti yoga and devotion illumination with Chaitanya. Experience the raw passion of Shamanique’s musical spell. Dance to the raw Celtic power of highland pipes and drums. Taste the words of Truth-I and I-Star. And lift the roof with the potent sounds of Arundas/Nataraj as we churn into an ecstatic dance wave.


MORE ABOUT THE EVENT:

This is our second annual fundraiser in support of the Cloud Forest Conservation Initiative in Guatemala. Last year we had a wonderful time and an awesome community turnout to celebrate Imbolc with music, ceremony, tea, and good company. We will have multiple non-profit organizations that will be tabling at the event for networking, petitions, and more. Brief speakers from previous years’ field excursions and service trips will share their experience of the magic of the virgin cloud forest and her people that we are collaborating with to preserve this ancient jewel of the Earth. Thanks for coming out and supporting us and here are some links for more information.

www.forestprimeval.org

http://inchantedjourneys.com/portfolio/guatemala-2016


TICKETS:

$15 (cash/check) in advance at the “Box Office”. Call (828) 505-1630 for more info.

$18 online

$20 at the door

Any donations over $25 are tax deductible.

 

People’s Pilgrimage for the Paris Climate Talks
Dec
6
2:00 pm14:00

People’s Pilgrimage for the Paris Climate Talks

  • Carrier Park

World leaders will gather in Paris for the UN Climate Talks, Nov 30 – Dec 11. Show your support for commitments from global powers to fight climate change by attending next week.

A 2-mile walk starting at the Carrier Park pavilion and ending at French Broad River Park, with stops along the way for music, poetry, reflections and prayer by local naturalists, musicians, poets and faith leaders.

Bring banners and signs. Come at 1:00 PM to make signs. Some materials will be provided. Paddle For Paris Option! If you sign up, you can join a Faith Leader and Mountaintrue staff to paddle your pilgrimage on the French Broad River next to those moving on land.

We have 6 canoes to share, but you must sign up to use these boats. Sign up through the Events Page at www.creationcarealliance.org

Sponsored by the creation care alliance of western north carolina Contact: creationcare@mountaintrue.org or www.creationcarealliance.org

Coffee and hot chocolate at our final destination will be provided by Green Sage Cafe.

Our Daily Dose
Oct
21
6:30 pm18:30

Our Daily Dose

  • The Mill Room

Let's end fluoridation in Asheville and beyond!  Join Fluoride Free Asheville on Wednesday, October 21st 6:30pm at the Millroom to be part of the National Documentary Premier of "Our Daily Dose" (by the Director of GMO OMG!) followed by expert panel discussion with the Director! Green Sage Cafe will be providing light snacks during mingling between 6:30-7pm at the Mill Room before the presentation begins. 

Details below.  

Thomas Wolfe 8k
Oct
17
10:10 am10:10

Thomas Wolfe 8k

  • 32 Banks Avenue Asheville, NC, 28801 United States

WELCOMEto the 39th running of the THOMAS WOLFE 8k

Asheville's oldest and most prestigious running event.

A benefit for the Asheville Track Club and Friends of Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

Join us and be a part of Asheville's literary and athletic history. 

Race Information

BASICS

Date- October 17th 2015

Start Time - 10:10am

PACKET PICKUP

Friday 10/16 4:00pm-6:00pm Catawba Brewing - 32 Banks Ave.

Saturday 10/17 8:00am-10:00am Thomas Wolfe House - 52 N. Market St.

The race will be capped at 600 runners. No pets or strollers, please.

Course 

The 39th running of the Thomas Wolfe 8k winds through beautiful downtown Asheville, North Carolina, passing into the Historic Montford District, the Reed Creek Greenway, and Riverside Cemetery, before finishing in front of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial House at 52 N. Market St. 

This is a certified course - NC141136DF

Awards

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall finishers, to the top male and female in the Masters Division, and to the top male and female in the Grandmasters Division. The top male and female overall finishers will also be awarded an additional $50, provided by Jus' Running.

1 MILE SPRINT SPONSORED BY: JUS' RUNNING

$50 dollars for fastest first mile: The first male and female to reach the one mile mark will receive $50 dollars. To be eligible for this prize, the entire 8K must be completed in less than 50 minutes.

3 MILE SPRINT SPONSORED BY: JUS' RUNNING

$50 dollars for fastest first 3 miles: The first male and female to reach the three mile mark will receive $50 dollars. To be eligible for this prize, the entire 8K must be completed in less than 50 minutes.

AGE GROUP AWARDS

Custom pint glasses, provided by Charlotte Street Animal Hospital, will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions: 13 and under; 14-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 and over.

With the exception of the sprint prizes for the first male and female to reach the one and three mile marks, there will be no duplication of awards. The top three male and female winners and first place masters and grandmasters, male and female winners are not eligible for age group awards.

MORE GOOD STUFF

The awards ceremony will begin at 11:30am. Each participant (21 and over) will receive a ticket redeemable for a beer from Catawba Brewing. Additionally, all participants will be given a 15% off coupon from Mellow Mushroom valid 10/17/15 - 10/23/15. As always, there will be LIVE MUSIC!! 

click here to register

An Evening with Tim Freke
Oct
1
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Tim Freke

  • Jubilee Community Church

Tim Freke, Stand Up Philosopher, best selling author and internationally respected authority on world spirituality, will give a talk about "The Deep Awake Life", along with audience discussion.
timfreke.com/Events.aspx


Doors open at 6:15. Suggested donation is $10.

The 2nd annual FREE Electric Car Show & Ride
Sep
13
12:00 pm12:00

The 2nd annual FREE Electric Car Show & Ride

  • Asheville Outlets

The Blue Ridge EV Club invites you to:

WHAT: The 2nd annual FREE Electric Car Show & Ride

WHERE: Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806 (I-26 exit 33)

WHEN: Sunday afternoon, September 13, 12 to 6 pm

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

  • RIDE in a quiet, eco-friendly AND exhilarating electric car!
  • See over 25 businesses displaying 10 unique plug-in car models, electric motorcycles, electric bicycles, solar panel installers, green lawn care and equipment and more.
  • Get answers to your questions about electric transportation from dealers, owners and Professor Plug-In.
  • Music, coupons, prize drawings and more!

DETAILS: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=402

 We look forward to seeing you on September 13!

Please forward this invitation to your friends, family and neighbors and post on your personal Facebook page!

Organic Growers School: 2nd Annual Harvest Conference
Sep
11
Sep 12

Organic Growers School: 2nd Annual Harvest Conference

  • AB TECH MAIN CAMPUS

Organic Growers School presents the second Harvest Conference, a fall event featuring all the popularity of the Spring Conference with a focus on the fall growing season, harvesting, canning, growing, gardening, energy, cooking and more…all organically of course.

We pride ourselves on bringing you down-to-earth advice on growing and sustainable living, while remaining affordable and accessible.

Dates: September 11th & 12th, 2015
Who: Backyard & Urban Growers, Homesteaders & Gardeners of all stripes, and those interested in self-reliance.
Friday, September 11th: Pre Conference Workshops, both half day & whole day options. Held in VARIOUS LOCATIONS.
Saturday, September 12th: Choose from 26 Workshop classes in 7 tracks, much like the Spring Conference format. Held at AB TECH MAIN CAMPUS, ASHEVILLE.

Same great education—Another great time of year!

For Pre Conference Workshop descriptions click HERE.

For Conference class descriptions click HERE.

For instructor bios click HERE.

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Harvest Conference, Pre-Conference Workshops, both half day & whole day with an all-star teaching staff. Friday workshops will be held at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC (15 minutes from Asheville). Click here for attendance details.

Online Registration is open until 5pm on Thursday, September 10th. If you missed this deadline, you can call 828.772.5846 until 10pm. There is NO on-site registration for workshops.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

2015 Harvest Conference schedule is available HERE!

For directions click HERE

More than 25 workshops for the backyard and homestead grower at the 2nd annual Organic Grower’s School’s Harvest Conference. Saturday classes will be offered at AB Tech Asheville Campus.

Online registration open until 9/10 at 5pm. Onsite registration will be open Saturday morning.

LODGING

Visit this page for a few suggestions for your stay in Asheville!

For more information, please visit: http://organicgrowersschool.org/events/harvest-conference/.

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
Aug
6
Aug 8

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

  • Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place

Thursday - Saturday
August 6, 7 & 8, 2015

Introductions at 6:50 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. nightly

~A different show each night!~

Join the celebration and discover the nation's longest running folk festival. 

Founded by Bascom Lamar Lunsford in 1928, the Festival showcases real mountain performers who share songs and dances that echo centuries of Scottish, English, Irish, Cherokee and African heritage. Each evening is a joyful exploration of the rich culture found in the valleys and coves between the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

2015 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Performance Schedule
(a/o 7/1/15. Line-up subject to change.)

Thursday, August 6: Carol Rifkin and Jerry Sutton, Masters of Ceremonies; Introduction by Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys with buck dancers); Dance Team: Fines Creek Cloggers; Betty Smith; Buncombe Turnpike; Roger Howell and Friends; Sons of Ralph; Don Pedi; Dance Team: Folk Heritage Smooth Dancers; Dance Team: Stoney Creek Cloggers; Carol Rifkin, Jeanette Queen & John Fowler; The Peg Twisters; Spirit Fiddle; Dance Team: Green Valley Cloggers; Clearwater Connection; Dance Team: J Creek Cloggers; Whitewater Bluegrass Company.

Friday, August 7: Laura Boosinger and Kevin Hamlin, Masters of Ceremonies; Introduction by Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys with buck dancers); Dance Team: Cole Mountain Cloggers; Richard Hurley; Spirit Fiddle; Appalachian Consort; Joe Penland; Dance Team: Dixie Darlins Cloggers; Denise O’Sullivan; Bobby Hicks; Maggie Lauterer and Zack Allen; Gabriel’s Creek; Dance Team: Appalachian Mountaineers Cloggers; Laura Boosinger; The Buckner Family; Dance Team: Blue Ridge Heritage Cloggers; New Broad River Band.

Saturday, August 8: Glenn Bannerman and Richard Hurley, Masters of Ceremonies; Introduction by Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys with buck dancers); Dance Team: Mountain Tradition Cloggers; The Ross Brothers; Bryce Parham and Kathryn Brickey; Dance Team: Bailey Mountain Smooth Dancers; Phil and Gaye Johnson; Crooked Pine; Dance Team: Bannerman Family and Friends; Dance Team: Southern Mountain Fire Cloggers; The Griggs; Southern Highlanders; Bobby Anderson and Blue Ridge Tradition; The Trantham Family; Dance Team: Bailey Mountain Cloggers; The Waymasters; Spirit Fiddle; Bearwallow.

Ticket Prices: Adults $22, Children (12 & under) $12
$17 Groups of 10 or more
Package for all three nights: Adults $54, Children $24
Packages can be purchased by calling the box office at (828) 257-4530 or online at this link.

MEETING OF THE WHOLE: A Celebration of Interdependence
Jul
31
6:00 pm18:00

MEETING OF THE WHOLE: A Celebration of Interdependence

  • Stephens Lee Recreation Center

A Celebration of Interdependence

Asheville Buncombe Food PolicyCouncil Meeting of the Whole

Friday, July 31, 6:00-9:00 PM
Stephens Lee Recreation Center

We will gather to plant seeds for capacity building and strengthening our movement to a Collective Impact framework approach to community food security work. Let’s celebrate our growth as a community dedicated to a sustainable food system!

Space is limited for this event so please RSVP here by July 26th!

For more info visit www.abfoodpolicy.org.

Asheville Green Drinks: WHY WE CAN’T NOT GET TO NET ZERO
Jul
29
5:30 pm17:30

Asheville Green Drinks: WHY WE CAN’T NOT GET TO NET ZERO

  • Green Sage Cafe Downtown

Why we can’t not get to Net Zero

Cecil Bothwell will discuss the reasons why and the ways we can become a net zero energy community.

Bothwell is a long-time advocate for solar and other green power and a member of Asheville’s City Council. He lived off-the-grid on solar for 22 years and today has a net-zero solar array on his total-electric home in Asheville. He was founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal Heartstone, managing editor of Asheville’s Mountain Xpress, instigator of Asheville’s Rolling Thunder Downhome Democracy event in 2003, and organizer of the ongoing conversation about a net-zero district in Asheville (AMAZED – Asheville Metro Area Zero Energy District). His other car is a canoe.

WNCGBC is co-hosting a networking event with the NC Building Performance Association before the presentation from 4-6 p.m. Make sure to come early for connections!

Come early for community connections and green drink specials!
Networking with WNCGBC: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Presentation: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: The Green Sage (Downtown) 5 Broadway St. Asheville

Asheville Green Drinks: Do We Know if Radiation Causes Cancer?
Jul
22
5:30 pm17:30

Asheville Green Drinks: Do We Know if Radiation Causes Cancer?

  • Green Sage Cafe Downtown

Do We Know If Radiation Causes Cancer?

Public opinion about this issue shows increasing concerns, especially in the last 5 years.

Cancers have long and increasingly been associated with radiation, especially with Nuclear Power sources, not just Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Dr. Lewis E. Patrie, MD will relate his first experience with cancer due to radiation.

Cancers have long been associated with exposure to detonation and testing of Nuclear Weapons including the “BabyTooth Study”.

Regularly issued denials and criticisms of such reports abound.

Part of the limitations of studies have resulted from inadequate information due to missed opportunities.

What action would this situation justify?

Lewis Patrie M.D. is a member of Western North Carolina Chapter, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Come early for community connections and green drink specials!
Socializing: 5:30 – 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: The Green Sage (Downtown) 5 Broadway St. Asheville

Asheville Green Drinks: Connecting our Lives with our Landscapes - Patchwork Urban Farms
Jul
15
5:30 pm17:30

Asheville Green Drinks: Connecting our Lives with our Landscapes - Patchwork Urban Farms

  • Green Sage Cafe Downtown

Connecting Our Lives with Our Landscape

Join us July 15th, to hear from Sunil Patel of Patchwork Urban Farms. Learn how Patchwork is creating a movement to reconnect our lives with our landscapes, and find out how you can plug in. Patchwork is regenerating our urban landscapes and making the groundwork for a vibrant food and farming economy. The time for concerted action is now!

Sunil Patel farmer/founder of Patchwork Urban Farms

Sunil Patel farmer/founder of Patchwork Urban Farms
A farmer, permaculturalist, and a food and farming thought-leader, he’s studied natural farming methods and worked for farmers in California, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Oregon. Along the way, he’s collected many skills from growing 4-season biodynamic vegetables, to managing a grass-fed dairy herd, making artisanal raw milk cheese, baking for production in a commercial wood-fired oven, natural building, and helping maintain permaculture sites. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, he managed a large CSA in central PA for the about 4 years. In that time, he expanded a quarter acre plot to a 12 acre working farm. In January 2013, relocating to Asheville and transitioning from being Site Manager and Teaching Urban Farming at the Ashevillage Institute, he launched Patchwork Urban Farms in early 2014.

Come early for community connections and green drink specials!
Socializing: 5:30 – 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: The Green Sage (Downtown) 5 Broadway St. Asheville

Asheville Green Drinks: A Solution to Climate Change that Will Grow Our Economy
Jul
8
5:30 pm17:30

Asheville Green Drinks: A Solution to Climate Change that Will Grow Our Economy

#561, 8 JULY 2015

POSTED IN A SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE THAT WILL GROW OUR ECONOMY

A Solution to Climate Change that will Grow our Economy
Citizens’ Climate Lobby believe that politicians don’t create political will, they respond to it! This international grassroots advocacy organization has worked tirelessly over the past few years focusing on national policies to address climate change. Brad & Steffi, lead organizers for two local CCL chapters, will explain how their proposed solution, called Carbon Fee & Dividend, will work to mitigate carbon emissions as well as grow our economy, jobs, and GDP. If interested in joining CCL’s efforts then feel free to signup for their email updates through their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ashevilleccl or check out the main website for CCLwww.citizensclimatelobby.org

Brad Rouse is a lead organizer and Congressional Liaison for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and an independent consultant in the fields of energy policy, energy planning, and energy efficiency.

Steffi Rausch is lead organizer for the Asheville Citizens’ Climate Lobby as well as owner of Evolv (www.evolv.com), a local web design & development company.

Come early for community connections and green drink specials!
Socializing: 5:30 – 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Asheville Green Drinks: Downtown Waste Prevention
Jun
24
5:30 pm17:30

Asheville Green Drinks: Downtown Waste Prevention

  • Green Sage Cafe Downtown

#559, 24 JUNE 2015

Exploring barriers and benefits to sustainable commercial waste management in downtown Asheville

On June 24th, Lenoir-Rhyne University Sustainability Studies graduate student Alisha Goodman will be discussing her capstone project “Community based social marketing for sustainable materials management in Downtown Asheville.” In partnership with the City of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability, Alisha Goodman has been exploring the barriers and benefits to sustainable waste management practices by businesses in Downtown Asheville. The purpose of the project is to develop recommendations for the City to enhance its Zero Waste AVL Recycling program. This presentation will serve as a review of her findings thus far, as well as an opportunity for commercial stakeholders to offer feedback on strategy development.

Come early for community connections and green drink specials!
Socializing: 5:30 – 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Asheville Green Drinks: Hemp History Week
Jun
10
5:30 pm17:30

Asheville Green Drinks: Hemp History Week

  • Green Sage Cafe Downtown

Join Asheville Green Drinks for a presentation on hemp during Hemp History Week. Speaking will be Thomas Shumaker and Timothy Sadler.

Thomas Shumaker attended NC State University where he got his undergraduate degree in Agriculture Business and a minor in Biology. He was involved with the Hemp Industry throughout college. He recently started the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association with Innovate Naturally. He is their first Executive Director. He also runs another nonprofit call CME Help, which stands for Children’s Medical Expense.

Timothy Sadler has been the organizer for Hemp History Week here in Asheville for the last 4 years. He is currently working on starting up a veteran-run operation farming hemp in SC. Aside from that Tim is the Outreach Coordinator for Veterans Helping Veterans of WNC and is a social justice advocate here in Asheville.

Come early for community connections and green drink specials! $1 Off Wine and Beer All Day!

Socializing: 5:30 – 6:00PM
Presentation: 6:00 – 7:00 PM