Toward a Clean Energy Future: WNCA offers free, Friday workshop series

Western North Carolina Alliance

Free workshop series: Toward a Clean Energy Future — FREE four-session series sponsored by the Western North Carolina Alliance and Transition Asheville is being offered starting July 20.

For more information on this series, contact Ron Martin-Adkins by calling 828-545-9114.

Workshop Schedule:

Session 1 — “Energy Efficiency”
7 p.m., July 20, First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., downtown Asheville
Presenter: Reid Conway, state of N.C. energy engineer for WNC

Session 2 — “Practical Energy Alternatives”
6:30 p.m. Aug. 10, North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave.
Presenter: Erika Schneider, outreach coordinator for Sundance Power Systems, Inc.

Session 3 — “Toward a Thriving Clean Energy Economy for WNC”
6:30 p.m. Aug. 20, West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road.
Presenter: Patrick Harper, clean energy planner for Land-of-Sky Regional Council and co-founder of the EvolveEnergy Partnership

Session 4 — “Building N.C. Political Support for Clean Energy Alternatives”
6:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Highsmith Rooms 221-222 on the UNCA campus
Presenter: Joan Walker, community education & relations specialist (western region) for the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association

About WNCA
For 30 years, the Western North Carolina Alliance has been a trusted community partner, marshaling grassroots support to keep our forests healthy, our air and water clean, and our communities vibrant. The Alliance and its chapters throughout Western NC unleash the power of citizens’ voices to protect the natural heritage of our region to help ensure that people and the environment can thrive. For more information, please visit


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