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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Friday March 3 at 6:00pm: Community Debate on NC Fracking

Asheville High School auditorium  Second debate in 2016-17 community debate series – Friday, March 3, 6:00 PM ASHEVILLE: On Friday, March 3, 2017, four local experts on North Carolina’s environment and energy policy will meet in the Asheville High School … Continue reading
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Call Legislators About Climate Change — Frequently

Our legislators are clear that they rarely get calls asking for intervention regarding Climate Change.  Please note that once a week a tally is reported to the legislators on public generated concerns.  You are not asked for your name or … Continue reading
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March 1: Sierra Club presents “Preserving a Picturesque America” at 7pm

Scott Varn has been locating hundreds of beautiful sites of America identified by artists of the 1800’s and is describing them in stories, art and photographs, attempting to seek ways to preserve them. Join us for his presentation March 1 … Continue reading
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Public Land for sale: Chaffetz says no

“US Representative Jason Chaffetz says he no longer wants to sell off public lands in Colorado, and other States.”  The bill, which Chaffetz has introduced before, would have sold off 93,000 acres in Colorado and 3.4 million acres nation wide … Continue reading
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Dakota Access Pipeline approved

Politico: “The Trump administration cleared the way for the Dakota Access Pipeline to be be completed, approving an easement for the oil project that had triggered months of protests from Native American tribes and environmentalists.” Read more …
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Radioactive waste shipments from Canada to South Carolina

Trucks full of liquid high-level radioactive waste may soon be rolling down interstate highways from Canada to South Carolina—unless they’re stopped by a lawsuit that the Sierra Club and six other environmental organizations have filed. The Department of Energy plans 100 to 150 … Continue reading
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Wed Feb 1 Sierra Club Meeting at 7pm: “Grounded Hope for the Climate”

Sierra Club and Drew Jones of Climate Interactive, recently returning from the UN climate summit in Marrakech and before that in Paris, will present “Grounded Hope for the Climate.”  He will use simulations to focus on regional actions to address … Continue reading
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President Obama protects Arctic Ocean and part of Atlantic Ocean from offshore oil and gas drilling

Despite a difficult end, 2016 has been a year of incredible victories for our movement to protect the climate and create safe, healthy communities powered by clean energy. Just yesterday, we celebrated President Obama’s announcement to permanently protect nearly the … Continue reading
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Jan 4 meeting: “Birds around the World with Simon Thompson”

Simon Thompson of  Ventures Birding Tours and world-renowned birder will  present” Birds around the World” at Sierra Club January 4 , 7 pm. Location Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin place, corner of Charlotte  and Edwin. Contact: Judy Mattox, … Continue reading
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How the Sierra Club is engaged in the electric sector – phasing out coal and replacing clean energy

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/11/environmentalists-get-a-dose-of-good-news-000233 http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/05/inside-war-on-coal-000002
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