The Center for Diversity Education at UNC Asheville hosted the day-long conference “Everybody’s Environment” on Friday, Oct. 10. The event invited staff from local environmental and conversation groups, community organizers and the public to discuss strategies for creating a more inclusive environmental movement, with more diverse staff at environmental organizations and stronger ties to the communities they serve.
As part of an ongoing effort to encourage energy-saving behaviors, the local Green Opportunities nonprofit has released a catchy hip hop music video,“Turn Off the Lights.”
Local nonprofit Green Opportunities coordinates everything from community gardens to the renovation of the Reid Center. The organization’s recently released annual report provides a glimpse at the scale of its efforts and funding.
While the continuing struggle over the fate of the city of Asheville’s water system was the evening’s main issue, Asheville City Council had plenty of other topics to tackle at last night’s session.
Loads of fun on a picture-perfect day in the Burton Street Community. Nine year-old Caron Robinson shows off his moves on the dance floor (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Today, Dec. 12, federal, state, corporate and local officials dedicated the first of three Asheville solar electric vehicle charging stations.
Photos from Green Opportunities Thursday night fundraising celebration “GO Party for a Just, Green Economy”, at The YMI Cultural Center. The event featured local hip hop and soul musicians, spoken word artists, dancers and comedians.
The Urban Arts Institute’s “Hip Hop 4 Peace” dance troupe. Photo by Jonathan Welch