2. You can volunteer your time to organizations (local or national) that put effort into making the world a better place and helping the environment. There are a lot of great things that you can do, and on Earth Day, there are usually local activities as well.
Energy Innovation Task Force Announces Cancellation of Duke’s Peaker Plant, Honors Community Partners
The Energy Innovation Task Force (EITF) is excited to announce that through community collaboration, the gas-fired peaker plant, originally planned for 2023, has been pushed out beyond 2032. “Delaying the need for any additional natural gas-fired generation in Buncombe County beyond 2032 is a big deal. The facility would have cost residential and business ratepayers more than $100 million paid for through higher electricity bills,” notes EITF member and Chair of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Brownie Newman. The peaker plant would have been used to ensure electricity production during peak demand times such as the coldest winter days. Click here to read more
Offered by Va Boyle from Green Living Ideas
We all know that plastic waste is becoming an acute problem on land and in our oceans. While many people aspire to a zero-waste lifestyle, suddenly removing every morsel of single use plastic from your daily routine isn’t easy!
Join us for Summer Art Camp! Offered to rising K–12th grade students, all classes are age appropriate. Sessions may include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more.
AmiciMusic is a chamber music organization based in Asheville, NC and Baltimore, MD, dedicated to performing the highest quality chamber music in intimate venues and non-traditional spaces. We are committed to breaking down barriers between performers and audiences by setting up a more relaxed and informal atmosphere at concerts and through informative talks about each composer’s life before each piece is played.
Join Asheville GreenWorks on Saturday, April 27 @ 6-9PM at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore for an evening of fashion, performing arts, and community celebration with a focus on environmental sustainability. Helen Chickering (BPR) and Blake Butler (adapt PR) will MC this very special fundraising event.
Offered in Lily Lines – The Washington Post
In a recent article in the Columbia Law Review, two George Washington University law professors, David Fontana and Naomi Schoenbaum, argue that many sex-discriminatory roles are set during pregnancy.
Jesse Beecher’s short film exploring the focus, exhilaration, beauty, and joy of creating in the studio. It speaks to the special character of workshop education at places like Penland.
Shot on the Penland campus during the summer of 2018.
A troupe of actors share songs and experiences from their childhood then vie for the opportunity to act out their favorite story for (and with!) the audience.
This world premiere was created by Asheville Creative Arts and features text and video from 8th grade students from Hanger Hall and participants of the Latino youth group MANOS (Mentoring And Nurturing Our Students), a Buncombe County Schools and WWC collaboration. Inspired by images of children in NC’s textile industry at the turn of the century, this performance will encourage the young (and young at heart) to tell their own stories on their own terms.
8:00 p.m. New Belgium Brewing
the venue will be open all day.
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.
The Woman Subject
There is more that unites than divides analytic and continental feminist philosophies – not least, efforts to define ‘woman’
Members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance raise funds to support survivors of rape and take a stand to minimize sexual assault by participating in The BAR Outreach Project, a curriculum developed by Our VOICE that educates bar owners and staff about DFSA while addressing bystander intervention strategies that can help protect patrons and employees alike.
Now in its 19th season, Pan Harmonia offers a mosaic of concerts, community outreach and educational residencies and enjoys taking its music out of the concert hall and into spaces all around the community — from art galleries and historic churches to prisons and homeless shelters. Its musicians believe in social justice through arts access and enjoy bringing high-quality performances to audiences of all ages and socioeconomic strata. Directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck, Asheville, NC’s award-winning chamber music repertory company has been nationally recognized for its artistic excellence and creative vision.
The Equal Rights Amendment was front and center on the national stage this week with Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw’s awesome response to the reporter who asked her about the importance of women’s leadership in sports. The video, which has since gone viral, starts out with a major callout to the ERA:
“Did you know that the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in 1967 and still hasn’t passed? We need 38 states to agree that discrimination on the basis of sex is unconstitutional,” said Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw.
by Paige Minemyer and offered in the Western Carolina Medical Society Community Pulse, March 2019
Progressive Democrats made headlines this week after unveiling a new “Medicare for all” plan. But what exactly does that moniker mean?
Well, it depends on who you ask.
Learning, Leadership, Fun and Friendship for Western North Carolina Youth.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a program you’d like included.
by Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. in Time and offered by History News Network
Henry Lewis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher university professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
During an interview with Chris Rock for my PBS series African American Lives 2, we traced the ancestry of several well-known African Americans. When I told Rock that his great-great-grandfather Julius Caesar Tingman had served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War — enrolling on March 7, 1865, a little more than a month after the Confederates evacuated from Charleston, S.C. — he was brought to tears.
- THINGS TO DO
- EVENTS CALENDAR
- WHO WE ARE
- BUSINESS DIRECTORY