“We were activists before we were musicians,” says Chloe Smith. “So there’s always been a natural instinct for us to be aware of what’s going on in our surroundings and take part in movements and missions to make the world a better place.”
“For this upcoming 48th Earth Day, I encourage people to pick up roadside litter near your neighborhood. The date is April 22, a Sunday.”
This year, the city of Asheville and its partners got serious about the environment, scheduling not just a mere Earth Day celebration, but a full roster of activities for Asheville Earth Week.
Western North Carolina is home to a number of Earth Day-related festivities and programs. Here’s a rundown of some of the most notable events.
As we celebrate Earth Day 2015, we take a look at the status of the sustainability movement in WNC. How far have we come, and how far do we have to go? We asked local nonprofits and regulatory agencies to take us to school by examining our environmental efforts — from our air to our water, from our successes to our failures — and giving us an honest assessment of how we’re doing.
Earth Day falls on Wednesday, April 22, this year, but with the bees buzzing, the flowers blooming and the sun shining all around us, why spend just one day celebrating the beautiful environment in Western North Carolina? Here’s a roundup of some of the environmentally focused events happening throughout WNC this week.
If anyone questions the validity of the Huffington Post's recent article regarding the fluff which fuels Asheville's reputation, then you should look no further than the absolutely preposterous Earth Day celebration which was auspiciously sited on the rolling , um, pavement of Lexington Avenue. Yeah, that’s right: an Earth Day celebration on pavement. Had the […]
This weekend brings outdoor festivals, Record Store Day, comedy and more. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.
The Mountain Xpress booth of Asheville Earth Day includes a tree giveaway and a chance to register to win Merlefest tickets.
Mallory McDuff, professor of environmental education at Warren Wilson College, is a proud Episcopalian and environmental activist. In her newest book, Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate, McDuff solicited essays by Christian environmentalists across the country to explore what faith-based communities are doing to address climate change.
Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970, but Asheville's annual Earth Day Festival has some excellent surprises in store.
Asheville loves Earth Day, and this year is no exception.
What’s Earth Day mean in Asheville?
photos and musings by Jerry Nelson
The focus on the conservation of our Mother Earthship (aka Earth Day) takes place in Asheville on Saturday, April 16, at Pack Square Park. There will be lots of kid friendly activities, particularly between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to promote child and family healthy living and connectedness with the Earth.
Earth Day was a blast! Check out photos of the festivities at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
Photo by Xpress staff reporter David Forbes. Check out a photo gallery from the festival here!
Got a junky old cell phone you don’t know what to do with? Don’t throw it out. Bring to to Xpress for a chance to win festival tickets
There’s only one week left to submit for RiverLink’s 3rd Annual Earth Day Art and Poetry Contest! Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 17, say contest sponsors RiverLink. Pictured here, Olivia Soosar, a second-grader at Veritas Christian Academy, offers her vision of Earth Day.
In honor of Earth Day, I talked to Enviro-spouse about his work on climate change with the Sustainability Institute and how it affects the kids of today and tomorrow.
In the Asheville area, Earth Day isn’t just a one-day affair. The 39-year-old tradition falls on Wednesday, April 22, this year, but related events start this weekend and continue for more than a week, promising a bounty of workshops, presentations, kids’ stuff, enviro tips and more. The big picture: Second-grader Noah Sulzman was the grand […]
If you want to understand the importance of air quality, ask yourself how long you can hold your breath. That’s what environmental scientist Meng-Dawn Cheng of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory told a group of journalists gathered in Knoxville, Tenn., last month. A summer photo taken in the Shining Rock Wilderness near Asheville shows a […]