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RiverLink

RiverLink

Spearheading the environmental and economic revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a place to live, work and play. Since 1987 we have engaged in simultaneous efforts to address water quality concerns throughout the French Broad River basin, expand public opportunities for access and recreation, and spearhead the economic revitalization of Asheville’s dilapidated riverfront district. We hope you find our Web site informative and enjoyable.

828-252-8474   www.riverlink.org    

 

 


Holy Bee Press ( we talk bee )

Welcome BEE-loveds to HOLY BEE PRESS! and the Bee Loving Hussies Cards – The Queen series

I have fallen in love with pollinators … and in particular with Apis mellifera, the honey bearing bee … one of the greatest teachers in my life. At the peak of summer, my family expands to almost a quarter of a million in number. There is not a day goes by that I don’t think about these precious winged beings. I am a shameless Apis mellifera-loving hussy. I talk bee and English is now my second language … Come have holy bee communion.

Holy Bee Press is a crossroads of honeybee conversation and world bee salon … with some wonderful books coming down the line later this year and in 2012.  Please join this bee-appreciative community by subscribing to our email list.  And invite friends and family who are similarly inclined.  I’m glad you’re here. Debra Roberts   Visit us at: Holy Bee Press


 



Southern Appalachia Biodiversity Project


Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project

Through advocacy, education, and organizing, SABP seeks permanent protection for Southern Appalachia’s public lands as well as sustainable management of its private lands. Based in Asheville, NC, this project defends public land as a refuge for ancient forests and native wildife. Promoting the reintroduction of native wildlife that has been extirpated from the region (such as the red wolf) has also been a priority. When necessary, SABP is prepared to take legal action to protect critical habitat and assure full enforcement of conservation laws on public lands. In part through its bi-monthly journal, Wild Mountain Times, SABP educates the public about how forest fragmentation, chronic air pollution, and exotic pests and diseases threaten native forests. SABP also advocates for an end to corporate welfare policies that hurt our economy and natural heritage.

For more information, contact SABP at (828) 258-2667 or sabp@sabp.net.  SABP is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering citizens to appreciate, defend, and restore native biodiversity of the Southeast.  Click for more information


Mountain True

MountainTrue

 

MountainTrue is the result of a merger of Environmental and Conservation Organization (based in Henderson County, founded in 1987), Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance (based in Macon County, founded in 2000) and Western North Carolina Alliance (based in Buncombe County, founded in 1982). MountainTrue became an official non-profit in January 2015, and was formed with three specific goals:

  • – To have a stronger influence on policy at all levels of government, through increased local presence;
  • – To build a stronger organization and increase our geographic reach;
  • – And to strengthen our grassroots engagement and involve a broader spectrum of the population.

To achieve our goals, MountainTrue’s board, volunteers and professional staff focus on a core set of issues across 23 counties of Western North Carolina: sensible land use, restoring public forests, protecting water quality, and promoting clean energy – all of which have a high impact on the environmental health and long-term prosperity of our region. MountainTrue is the home of the French Broad Riverkeeper, the primary protector and defender of the French Broad River watershed.

Visit our website:  Mountain True – Protecting the Places We Live

 


WNC Green Building Council

 

Western North Carolina Green Building Council

WNCGBC is a 501C3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote environmentally sustainable and health conscious building practices through community education. What is Green Building? Green building, or sustainable design, is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water, and materials, and reducing building impacts on human health and the environment over the entire life cycle of the building.

Green building concepts extend beyond the walls of buildings and can include site planning, community and land use planning issues as well.  Why is Green Building important? The growth and development of our communities has a large impact on our natural environment. The manufacturing, design, construction, and operation of the buildings in which we live and work are responsible for the consumption of many of our natural resources. WNCGBC PO Box 17026 Asheville, NC 28816 Phone: 828.254.1995   Email: info@wncgbc.org    Western North Carolina Green Building Council

 
 

 


Asheville GreenWorks

Asheville GreenWorks

Asheville GreenWorks is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) working to enhance the environment and quality of life for the citizens of Asheville and Buncombe County through awareness building, community activities and partnership. * Serving as liasion between citizens, city and county government * Over 12,000 dedicated Volunteers * Over 900 Contributing Members * Corporate, governmental and academic partnerships * Grassroots activities to increase public awareness and effect public policy
828-254-1776   Visit our website
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