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.

Contact: judymattox@sbcglobal.net, 828-683-2176

Wed Oct 4: Fossil Fuel Divestment and Responsible Investing

Sierra Club presents “Fossil Fuel Divestment and Responsible Investing” Wed, Oct 4, 7pm Peter Krull of Earth Equity will talk about how to judge different investment opportunities to align closely with your values. Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 … Continue reading
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News: Duke rate hike hearing

Judy Mattox of the Sierra Club testifying at the North Carolina public utilities commission September 27 making the point that Duke needs to pay for it’s coal ash cleanup and not pass on expenses to customers in the form of … Continue reading
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Wed Sept 27 at 7pm: Coal Ash Rate Hike Public Hearing

Duke Energy wants to raise our electric bills by 15% to pay to clean up coal ash that has polluted our rivers and communities for years. Attend the public hearing Sept 27 in Asheville and tell regulators to hold Duke … Continue reading
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By Sept 30: The Nantahala/ Pisgah National Forests Need Your Help

Speak up to protect Nantahala-Pisgah forests! North Carolina’s national forests house some of the most beautiful landscapes in our state and nation, as well as critical habitat for a range of important animal species. That’s why it’s critical for those … Continue reading
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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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