Category Archives: Events and Presentations

All programs will be on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1 Edwin Pl, Asheville, (corner of Charlotte & Edwin) except for July when we have the annual Sierra Club picnic.

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Wed, Sept 6, 7pm Sierra Club presents “Electric Vehicles, Local Movement, Global Impact”

Dave Erb, automotive engineer at the University of North Carolina Asheville, and Pana Columbus, film director, will discuss transforming transportation in Western North Carolina and beyond. Location Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, corner of Charlotte and Edwin. … Continue reading
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Tell regulators: Don’t Raise Our Electric Bills to Pay for Duke’s Coal Ash!

Duke Energy wants to hike customer’s rates by 15%, charging customers $311 million to pay for cleaning up the toxic coal ash pits Duke has neglected for decades. Take action: click Here.
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Wed, Aug 2: Can Science Save Us From Climate Change, and from Ourselves?

Sierra Club presents “Can Science Save Us From Climate Change, and from Ourselves?” Robert Cabin, Professor of Ecology & Environmental Studies at Brevard College, will discuss the power and limitations of Science to address climate change. Date & Time: Wed, … Continue reading
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Saturday, July 22 Noon-4: 8th Annual Sierra Club Summer Picnic

Come one, come all to the 8th Annual Sierra Club Summer Picnic on Saturday, July 22. (There will be no first Wednesday Sierra Club meeting in July. Aug 2 will be our next meeting on “Can Science Save Us from … Continue reading
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Alert: contact Buncombe County Commissioners to support this year’s budget for energy efficiency.

Attend & speak Tues, June 6 at 5 pm (200 College St, 3rd floor), or email the following 7 commissioners:      brownie.newman@buncombecounty.org , jasmine.beach-ferrara@buncombecounty.org, alfred.whitesides@buncombecounty.org, ellen.frost@buncombecounty.org, joe.belcher@buncombecounty.org, mike.fryar@buncombecounty.org, robert.pressley@buncombecounty.org   Talking points: We strongly support full funding of the local … Continue reading
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June 7 at 7pm: How We CAN Prevent a 3rd Gas Powered Electric Plant by Duke Energy, An Update on the Energy Innovation Task Force

Join us on June 7 at 7pm as we welcome Julie Mayfield of Asheville City Council, Brownie Newman of Buncombe County Commission, and Jason Walls of Duke Energy, who will provide an update on the County-City-Duke partnership to reduce energy … Continue reading
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Wed, May 3 at 7 pm “Flowers, Trees, and Mountains of our Appalachian Spring”

Sierra Club will present on Wed, May 3 at 7 pm “Flowers, Trees, and Mountains of our Appalachian Spring” with Scott Dean, naturalist and photographer. Scott has been a part of both UNCA & Great Smoky Mountain Spring Pilgrimages for … Continue reading
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Friday April 28, 9:00 am, UNCA

UNCA Student Environmental Center has been granted the right to speak to the UNCA Board of Trustees to present a request for divestiture from fossil fuel funds; UNC Asheville at Brown Hall #217,  contact James Smith, jsmith18@unca.edu, 919-724-5087; UNCA students are … Continue reading
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Fri, Apr 21: Climate Change Film from Leonardo DiCaprio

Follow Leonardo DiCaprio, United Nations Ambassador for Climate Change, as he travels around the globe to witness first hand the effects of climate change and what can be done to solve the problems, through interviews with global leaders such as … Continue reading
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Sat April 29 10-2 pm. Peoples’ Climate March in Asheville

Vance Monument, downtown Asheville, Sponsors: Indivisible Asheville WNC and 350 Asheville; contact: Ken Brame, kenbrame@sbcglobal.net, 828-423-8045 to march under Sierra Club banner or volunteer to help.
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