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THE COLLIDER invites you to ClimateCon 2018 to Explore CLIMATE SOLUTIONS & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

THE COLLIDER invites you to ClimateCon 2018 to Explore CLIMATE SOLUTIONS & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

A New Conference Where We Explore Innovative Climate Solutions & Business Opportunities.

Held March 16-25 in “Climate City,” Asheville, North CarolinaClimateCon 2018 includes The Business of Climate Forum, a summit for students and young professionals, an innovation showcase demonstrating climate solutions and products, and 10 days of climate-focused community events.

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PENLAND SCHOOL of CRAFTS – Summer 2018 Schedule

PENLAND SCHOOL of CRAFTS – Summer 2018 Schedule

 
See www.penland.org for complete course descriptions, instructor bios, images of instructor work, registration information, details about movement classes, and more.

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North Carolina State POLICY WATCH Weekly Briefing

North Carolina State POLICY WATCH Weekly Briefing

Strange bedfellows? Polluters, environmental groups form new coalition to lobby state government

By Lisa Sorg

On a cozy autumn evening at the luxurious Umstead Hotel in Cary, a medley of corporate luminaries, state lawmakers and environmentalists made small talk and mingled over drinks. The occasion: the formation of a new “unconventional partnership” with a “bold mission.”  North Carolina Forever, said Kathy Higgins, vice president of corporate affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield, “will bring together diverse interests” to encourage  “reasonable and necessary investments” in land conservation and water protection. Read more

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The Air Force expelled her in 1955 for being a lesbian. Now, at 90, she is fighting back.

The Air Force expelled her in 1955 for being a lesbian. Now, at 90, she is fighting back.

By Kyle Swenson in The Washington Post

The barracks were thick with anxious whispers and rumors, but she figured there was nothing incriminating about leaving the air base for a sandwich. 

On a Friday night in 1955, Airman Second Class Helen Grace James and another female service member left the field after work for dinner in a nearby town. The place was too crowded to sit down, so after getting food the two drove the wooded area south of where Hempstead Harbor stabs into Long Island. Read more

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AGING INFORMATION WNC – resources, services, ideas and tips

AGING INFORMATION WNC – resources, services, ideas and tips

AGING-IN-PLACE Remodeling Checklist 

Have you ever wanted a quick reference for aging-in-place issues? Are you wondering how to incorporate some aesthetically pleasing designs into your projects? If so, the Aging-In-Place Design Checklist might be suited to your needs.

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KEEP IT LOCAL! Get the 2018 Love Asheville – Go Local Card

KEEP IT LOCAL! Get the 2018 Love Asheville – Go Local Card

The 2018 Love Asheville – Go Local Card is one of the most special gifts you can give! Over 400 locally-owned, independent businesses honor the card with generous discounts and offers.

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Global Eco Watch – Eye on the Planet

Global Eco Watch – Eye on the Planet

New York City sues Shell, ExxonMobil and other oil companies over climate change

The New York City government is suing the world’s five largest publicly traded oil companies, seeking to hold them responsible for present and future damage to the city from climate change. The suit, filed Tuesday against BP, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, claims the companies together produced 11 percent of all of global-warming gases through the oil and gas products they have sold over the years. Continue reading

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Golden Globes: #MeToo

Golden Globes: #MeToo

By Benjamin Lee at The Guardian

The first major ceremony of the season comes after a tumultuous year in Hollywood, and stars will pay tribute to the women who have spoken out against sexual harassment. Awards season kicks off on Sunday, when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will reward the best films and TV shows of the year. But the conversation around the 75th Golden Globes has centred less on the potential winners and more on how the ceremony will be affected by the ever-growing #MeToo movement. Continue reading

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FUNDING CANCELLED for HUMANE ALLIANCE Trap, Spay Return Program for Community Cats

FUNDING CANCELLED for HUMANE ALLIANCE Trap, Spay Return Program for Community Cats

Dear Friends, We at Brother Wolf wouldn’t normally reach out to you so soon after our year-end campaign, but we recently received some news that poses a real threat to the progress we have made together to build and sustain a true No-Kill community.  We just learned from The Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic (which is now a program of the ASPCA) that they have cancelled funding for community cat spay/neuter in Asheville and Buncombe County for groups doing high volume TNR (trap/neuter/return.)

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HANGRY – a one woman performance and hilarious exploration of the ways in which women learn to shrink

HANGRY – a one woman performance and hilarious exploration of the ways in which women learn to shrink

Please join us for my one woman performance to protest misogyny and empower women to take up space!
HANGRY! is a hilarious exploration of the ways in which women learn to shrink. 

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Pioneers of the Modern-Day Women’s Movement

Pioneers of the Modern-Day Women’s Movement

We remember those who have made a significant contribution to  gender equality and women’s lives and well-being.  With honor and respect for their work and effort, we will not forget.

(Please let us know additions you might have to this section – Click here  for the National Women’s History Online Exhibits)

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A Blessing for the New Year from Jean, Va, Rain and Dan at SheVille.org

A Blessing for the New Year from Jean, Va, Rain and Dan at SheVille.org

May your walls be sturdy, your lintel secure, 

your hearth be aglow now, where love can endure. 

As your table’s complete with knife, fork and spoon,          

the cook so content, she whistles a tune    

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Free Planet Radio – World Music Today

Free Planet Radio – World Music Today

Since 2001, Free Planet Radio has been bringing its exciting and innovative world-jazz-classical music blend to both concert stages and classrooms. Based in Asheville NC, this musical partnership began with a clear mission statement as “the shared vision of three multi-instrumentalists exploring the infinite and seamless relationships between musical cultures through the universal language of sound.”

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MALAPROPS BOOKSTORE & CAFE January Events

MALAPROPS BOOKSTORE & CAFE January Events

Monday, January 1 from 12-5

New Years Day Sale! 25% off most items in the store.

Thursday, January 4 at 6 pm

THE NEW JIM CROW Discussion Group

Join bookseller Stephanie Jones-Byrne for a discussion of Michelle Alexander’s game-changing book in advance of Alexander’s lecture at UNCA on January 18thEvents.UNCA.edu

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