Category Archives: Events and Presentations

All programs will be on the first Thursday 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, January 3, 2019, 7 PM, “3 Observatories  in WNC: Burnsville, UNCA, and Madison County.”

Sierra Club  presents on Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7 PM, “3 Observatories  in WNC: Burnsville, UNCA, and Madison County.” Come hear about the new Bare Dark Sky Observatory in the Mayland Earth to Sky Park located outside of Burnsville, NC. … Continue reading
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit rejected by Federal Appeals Court

Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail (AP) – “A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly … Continue reading
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WNC Sierra Club Honors Local Individuals, Institutions, Businesses

Asheville, NC – November 11, 2018: The WNC Sierra Club will present its annual Environmental Recognition Awards on December 6 at its Potluck Holiday Party. The awards are made in recognition of local individuals, institutions and businesses whose actions reflect … Continue reading
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Paul Simon donates $25,000 to Muddy Sneakers

Mountain Express: “Muddy Sneakers is incredibly grateful to be the North Carolina recipient of a recent contribution from legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon. As part of his Homeward Bound farewell tour, Simon awarded a gift of $25,000 to Muddy Sneakers to … Continue reading
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Sierra Club Awards and Potluck Holiday Party Thurs Dec 6, 6:30

Sierra Club will celebrate the holidays by proudly presenting our yearly awards to environmental heroes. We will also honor our volunteers who worked in the election, and many of our endorsed candidates will be present. Please bring a potluck dish … Continue reading
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Sierra Club presents on Thursday Nov 1 , 7 pm, “Citizen Science”

Sierra Club presents on Thursday Nov 1 , 7 pm, “Citizen Science: what you can do to help our water, urban trees, as well as other environmental protections.” Alison Ormsby, UNCA Professor of environmental studies along with a panel from Environmental Qualitly … Continue reading
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Asheville City Council unanimously passed a resolution for 100% Renewable Energy

The Asheville City Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for city operations to be powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2030 and supporting the Buncombe County Goal for the entire county to be powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2042.  Asheville lived up … Continue reading
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Sierra Club presents on Thursday Nov 1 , 7 pm, “Citizen Science”

Sierra Club presents on Thursday Nov 1 , 7 pm, “Citizen Science: what you can do to help our water, urban trees, as well as other environmental protections.” Alison Ormsby, UNCA Professor of environmental studies along with a panel from Environmental Qualitly … Continue reading
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Take Action for 100% Renewable Energy for Asheville

Last December, we got Buncombe County to adopt a 100% Renewable Energy Goal that requires county operations to be powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2030 and for the entire county to meet that goal by 2042. We now need … Continue reading
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Thursday Oct 4 , 7 pm, “Cultural & Human History of the Pisgah & Nantahala Forests”

Sierra Club presents on Thursday Oct 4 , 7 pm, ” Cultural & Human History of the Pisgah & Nantahala Forests,” by author Marci Spencer. Hear stories behind our local spectacular scenic beauty by our local author of numerous books.   Location Unitarian … Continue reading
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