LOCAL LINEUP: Some of the locally based presenters for ClimateCon, scheduled for March 16-25, gathered in The Collider for a pre-conference photo. Pictured, front row from left, are Megan Robinson, The Collider’s executive director; Dayna Reggero and Carl Schreck. Back row from left, are Michael Shore, Aaron Mackey, Tom Barr, Isaac Pino, Drew Jones and Anne Waple. Photo by Kathi Petersen

Conference to showcase Asheville as a global climate hub

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.

WORLDS COLLIDING: "In our community, we have internationally renowned climate scientists — some who work in space at The Collider — and world-class entrepreneurs and innovators," says 
 Kathi Petersen,  director of communications at The Collider, Climate City's hub for science and innovation in Asheville. Photo by Jameson O'Hanlon

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 […]

ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE: The Rev. Mack Dennis, Jackie Simms, Yousuf Ben Omran, Dr. Stephen Wall, and John Grant, left to right, speak at the "Healthcare for All - A Moral Obligation?" symposium. Photo by Jameson O'Hanlon

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 — […]

HIGH PROFILE: Tina Madison White speaking in Washington. Photo courtesy of Tina Madison White.

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.