Letter: WNC can be part of climate change solution

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Do you want to be a part of the climate change solution but just don’t know what to do?

Asheville High School is competing again this year in the Drawdown EcoChallenge, and we want you to join us! [See “Drawn to Action: Sarah Duffer Shifts Student Consciousness on Climate Change,” April 3, Xpress.]

The book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, which was published in 2017, identifies and quantifies the 100 top solutions to reversing climate change, and the Drawdown Organization has created a competition that runs through April 24.

Individuals in our school community are selecting any number of the 80 challenges that span seven sectors, and they are taking steps that reverse climate change every day. Our initial goal was “to have every environmental science student on campus identify, communicate and practice concrete actions that reverse climate change.” However, we want to broaden our scope.

Asheville High School’s Drawdown EcoChallenge team is asking you, Western North Carolina, to either join our team or to create your own teams. You can access the Asheville High team’s page through the “Students” tab on the Asheville High School webpage [avl.mx/2p5] or create your own through the organization’s website [avl.mx/5vk]. Then select what actions you want to take this month to address climate change. It’s that simple.

Let’s work together to show the world that Asheville truly is the Climate City!

Thank you for your time and support.

— Sarah Duffer and the Asheville High School
Drawdown EcoChallenge Team

Asheville

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6 thoughts on “Letter: WNC can be part of climate change solution

  1. Lulz

    LOL this group will save us all lulz. Why they’ll even ignore the billions on the Asian, African, and Indian continents who are destroying the planet.

      • Lulz

        LOL all one has to do is Google images of the Ganges river in India. Or the trash that floats in the waterways in SE Asia. OR how about China where toxic waste dumps are there because the west sends its electronics to be “recycled”. Here the morons think banning plastic straws will make an impact LOL. And of course are in a race to see how fast they can end up going backwards while patting each other on the back.

        The education system is built on lies and agendas, Hence why the students it graduates are way behind their counterparts in the rest of the world. Also a big reason why the political class is about as incompetent as they come. And why government is now nothing more than a welfare system for the crooks, cons, and the corrupt who push these agendas to maintain their status quo.

  2. Bright

    Sounds like the guilt-ridden American having fun rationalizing their existence.

    • Enlightened Enigma

      Government screwls instill guilt ridden indoctrination … so sick of hearing about the silly (AF) climate change that so dominates these young skulls of mush …

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