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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Sierra Club Oct. 5: “Environmental Legislative Update – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

On Oct. 5, the Sierra Club presents an “Environmental Legislative Update: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.” The presentation features updates on coal ash, water quality, clean energy, recycling and more from the 2016 NC legislative session and what we … Continue reading
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Swannanoa River Cleanup –

A very hard working crew of Sierra Club volunteers worked on August 27th cleaning up the lower Swannanoa River.  In all, 19 tires, 9 bags of trash, one truck bumper, several large plastic pipes and other debris was carted out … Continue reading
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Sept 7: How Can We Prevent a 3rd Gas Powered Electric Plant by Duke Energy

 The Sierra Club and MountainTrue present an update on local efforts from Buncombe County, Duke Energy, and Asheville city to increase energy conservation and prevent the need for additional gas powered electric generation in Western North Carolina.  Hear from Brownie Newman … Continue reading
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August 3: Pollinators, Plants, Toxins & Roundup

Bee City USA’s Phyllis Stiles presents a discussion of pollinators, the plants they like, the toxins they hate, and the special danger posed by Roundup.  She will also report on the latest encouraging positions taken by Home Depot and Lowes.Date: Wednesday, … Continue reading
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How to See the Future

The debate over the merits of renewable energy is over. For the overwhelming majority of Americans, the advantages of replacing coal, oil, and gas with clean, renewable energy sources come under the heading of glaringly obvious. Our challenge then, is … Continue reading
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Friday June 24: “The Future of Renewable Energy & Environmental Policy in NC”

 “The Future of Renewable Energy & Environmental Policy in NC,” with speakers Ken Brame, Sierra club Political Chair & Brownie Newman, Vice-Chair Buncombe County Commission.Location: The Collider, 1 Haywood St., Suite 401, Asheville, 8:30am- 10:00am.  Free & open to the public.  More … Continue reading
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Recycling: June 18 hard to recycle items collection Weaverville

Asheville Greenworks hard to recycle event For more information: http://www.ashevillegreenworks.org/hard-2-recycle.html
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Input sought on Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan

ASHEVILLE, N.C., February 29, 2016 — Starting this month, the Forest Service will provide an opportunity for the public and partners to see draft building blocks of the Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan as they are being developed. Some initial … Continue reading
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