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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Thursday February 1: Hiking the Himalayas

Sierra Club presents on Thursday, February 1, 7pm “Hiking the Himalayas”. Bill (Skywalker) Walker as thru- hiked the great trails of the world Including the AT and the Pacific crest. Now he shares hiking in the Himalayas. Note change to … Continue reading
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VICTORY: Court rules that NC congressional maps are unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders

Landmark decision against partisan gerrymandering is first of its kind in NC RALEIGH – On Tuesday, a panel of federal judges ruled in the case of Common Cause v. Rucho that the NC General Assembly created an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander … Continue reading
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Students guide Buncombe leaders to clean energy pledge

A group of high school and college students working with the Sierra Club have made a convincing case that Buncombe County should transition to 100% clean energy. Students representing nine high schools and UNC-Asheville have formed a group called Youth … Continue reading
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Wednesday, January 3, 7p: “Greenways & Blueways”

Sierra Club presents “Greenways & Blueways” Wednesday, January 3, 7pm   Marcia Bromberg of Connect Buncombe and Marc Hunt of Woodfin Greenway & Blueway will update us about Buncombe County’s successes & plans for Greenways & river facilities.   Location Unitarian Universalist Congregation … Continue reading
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Youth for Environmental Stewardship’s (YES) next meeting Wed Dec 13

Youth for Environmental Stewardship’s (YES) next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 5:45-7:15 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, (in Room 3 downstairs), 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC (Corner of Charlotte and Edwin). We will be … Continue reading
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2017 WNC Sierra Club Community Awards

2017 Green Legislator of the Year: NC Senator Terry Van Duyn Presented by Ken Brame Championing protection for the environment. Providing leadership as the Democratic Party Whip for the State of North Carolina to battle against the anti-environmental majority.     … Continue reading
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Buncombe County Passes 100% Renewable Energy Goals

  Last night, the Buncombe County Commission voted to commit to transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy for all municipal operations by 2030 and countywide by 2042. Thanks to all who wrote, who called, who came and spoke, … Continue reading
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NC Chambers of Commerce support Clean Energy

Local chambers of commerce in North Carolina have first-hand experience with the benefits that come from the rising demand for, and investments in, clean energy. So when Amazon was named as a 2017 Clean Energy Champion at this year’s annual … Continue reading
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Dec 6: Holiday Party & Community Environmental Awards

Sierra Club presents “Community Environmental Awards” with our holiday potluck dinner Wed, Dec 6 at 6:30. Please bring a dish to share and your own place settings. Location Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, corner of Charlotte and … Continue reading
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Youth for Environmental Stewardship speaking at Buncombe County Commission November 7

Wenoca Sierra Club & Greenworks is sponsoring a group called Youth for environmental stewardship (YES) which has all nine Buncombe County high schools and two universities involved. Last night, Tuesday, November 7 , 10 of our students, representing six high … Continue reading
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