Learn considerations and best practices for building and using a composting toilet at a Living Web Farms workshop on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Energy activist Ned Ryan Doyle traveled to Utah as a member of an Asheville-based team focused on developing strategies for a cleaner energy future for WNC.
Faith and science are not mutually exclusive, and this understanding can help address the climate challenges we face today, Katharine Hayhoe told hundreds who gathered at the First Baptist Church on Oak Street in downtown Asheville Tuesday, April 5, to hear the acclaimed climate scientist present a talk titled “Science, Faith and Our Changing Climate.” […]
The Home, Garden & Green Living Show, happening March 18-20 at the U.S. Cellular Center, provides examples of the range of options available to consumers interested in working toward a clean energy future.
Time may be running out on the North Carolina renewable-energy tax credits, and, if so, “it may not be possible for congregations to put their faith into action,” cautions Susannah Tuttle, executive director of N.C. Interfaith Power and Light.
Now that the cost of ‘going solar’ on a home is equivalent to buying a new car, the challenge is no longer technical but affordable financing. America’s ubiquitous automobiles would not be us without financing. So why not finance solar in the same fashion? This question and others regarding investing in clean energy, from residential […]
A proposal to establish Transylvania County’s first public charging station could expand options for electric vehicle owners across Western North Carolina.
A public hearing on Duke Energy’s Lake Julian air-permit renewal is scheduled this Wednesday, April 29 — on the heels of an announced $30 million boost to the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” initiative.
Some of Mother Earth News’ earliest “Mothers” — whose roots go back to the 1970s and 1980s — got together this past Sunday at the Mother Earth News Fair, which was held at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. Nearly two dozen former employees and families met for brunch and to share their recollections from the decades past. I was one of them.
For 10 years, I organized the annual Southern Energy & Environment Expo, educating thousands about sustainability while generating an economic impact estimated at more than $5 million. Recently, however, I decided to pull the plug on the event. The decision wasn’t easy, but I did it because I’m convinced that, like the nation as a […]
Having lived in Western North Carolina for more than 25 years, I’ve found that the people of our region have a good bit of common sense. Maybe it’s the mountain heritage of individual self-reliance. Maybe it’s the broad spectrum of talented folks who’ve moved here over the years. Or maybe we’re just lucky. Probably, it’s […]
Western North Carolina is already widely known for its biodiversity, rich history and stunning natural beauty. We now have an exceptional opportunity to become a national showcase for renewable energy, environmental protection and sustainable economics. We have wind energy to generate clean electricity for the grid. We have sunshine to fuel solar energy systems for […]