ClimateCon, North Carolina’s first conference dedicated to the business of climate, runs March 16-25. The event is organized by The Collider, which plans a host of presentations, panels and business forums. Also on the schedule are interactive community events to share the best of what the Asheville area has to offer with conference attendees and to bring conference insights to community members.
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How the Paleo diet changed the way some Ashevilleans eat
The paleo diet — with its focus on eating as our Paleolithic ancestors did — has its share of Asheville-area fans. But not everyone is on board with the regimen.
Asheville’s ambivalent relationship with sweeteners
Asheville professionals grapple with the sugar question every day: whether to cut its consumption a lot, a little or not at all. Experts are all over the map on this controversial issue.
Asheville asthma forum focuses on resilient solutions to fight climate change
Resilience — a take-charge attitude that can help communities deal with the effects of climate change — dominated a forum titled “Climate and Respiratory Health — Focus Asthma” at The Collider on Nov. 9, when Jim Fox, director of the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center at UNC Asheville, expounded on preparing for new realities. “How do you […]
Across the table: Asheville volunteers turn donated food into Thanksgiving feasts
WNC organizations need donations and volunteers to make Thanksgiving dinner a reality for locals experiencing hunger and homelessness.
Spiritual leaders discuss moral obligations at Healthcare for All symposium
Local leaders weighed in on the issue of universal health care in a multifaith, nonpartisan symposium, “Healthcare for All: A Moral Obligation?” on Oct. 12 at First Baptist Church of Asheville. All of the speakers advocated for a single-payer system. Frank L. Fox, chair of the publicity and outreach committee of Healthcare for All — […]
There’s more to the good life at the LiveWell Expo
The LiveWell Expo featured a variety of fitness options, cooking demonstrations, medical care and much more to show locals how to live the good life.
Food for thought: School meal debt hampers learning
Student lunch debt is a growing problem in public schools across the nation. The Asheville and Buncombe County school systems together have about $39,000 worth of food debt, most of it from lunches.
Asheville fitness experts say exercise builds optimal health
Exercise is a major lifestyle factor in preventing disease and improving health. Fitness experts recommend 120-150 minutes per week but urge beginners to start slowly.
Asheville experts discuss health benefits of plant-based diets
Local nutritionists and a longtime vegan talk about the pros and cons of a diet free of animal products.
Disability is key to diversity, say advocates at UNCA event
Disability is Diversity Week at UNC Asheville last month focused on disability as a form of diversity to be accepted and celebrated. Keynote speaker Matt Glowacki addressed the social justice issue of breaking down barriers between the able-bodied and the disabled.
Asheville LGBTQ community to celebrate progress, call for change at Blue Ridge Pride Festival on Oct. 1
Author, transgender activist and newcomer to Asheville Tina Madison White reflects on the state of the Pride movement in 2016. White is the director of operations for Blue Ridge Pride Center, which will host its eighth annual Pride Festival Saturday, Oct. 1 in Pack Square Park in Asheville.
At Organic Growers School, Sandor Katz shares his passion
Fermented foods have a variety of health benefits, including improved digestion and a stronger immune system . At a recent fermentation workshop at the Organic Growers Conference, Sandor Katz taught particpants how to make sauerkraut, his signature food for which he was nicknamed “Sandorkraut.”
From CrossFit to running and back again in Asheville
Running and CrossFitting are two popular ways Asheville residents stay fit. Advocates on both sides maintain their workout is the best, but both forms of fitness confer benefits.