“The word sustainable has become a front word disguising ever more development, ever more environmental atrocity.”
“Furthermore, it happens that the same old land use patterns driving carbon emissions also drive housing unaffordability.”
“I knew that if I wanted my child to use whatever toy storage solution we had, it needed to be fun and like a game. “
Jane L. Laping is a member of Asheville GreenWorks’ Oakley TreeKeepers.
Hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University April 12, the Sustainability Symposium featured six speakers from different areas of expertise in conservation, renewable energy, city planning and more.
According to the National Resources Defense Council, Americans are 4% of the world’s population but generate 12% of its solid waste. Parents are conscious of their families’ contribution to this literal trash heap.
Olivia Slosiarek was struggling to sew a collar on the bodice of a dress. “Why did you choose a supercomplicated dress?” Stina Andersen asked her young student with a smile. Slosiarek’s answer was thoughtful: She explained that something about the below-the-knee dress, depicted on a 1980s McCall’s pattern she found in Andersen’s classroom, appealed to […]
Dareck B. Luebbert is a senior at Mars Hill University. He is the co-leader of the university’s Environmental Actions Club and is passionate about bringing awareness about environmental issues through social media.
What does quality of life mean in Western North Carolina? For the 2022 Year In Review, Xpress asked community members to share their thoughts.
“She’s proven effective in her work on sustainability and climate advocacy because she brings people together.”
“What’s just as important to me has been seeing Maggie demonstrate compassion, a genuine interest in listening to all parties, an ability to build coalitions and a relentlessly positive drive to actually get things done.”
Elizabeth Nesbitt, a junior at Western Carolina University and president of the school’s Student Environmental Health Association, speaks with Xpress about reducing waste, encouraging others to take concrete actions to help the environment and setting personal priorities.
Elias Goldstein is a senior at Warren Wilson College and co-leads the school’s Community Oriented Regeneration Efforts work crew. Here, he speaks with Xpress about his college’s sustainability shortcomings, the need for activists to avoid burnout and the importance of combatting systemic racism.
Drake Elder Bruner, a senior at Brevard College, speaks with Xpress about food waste, gardening and building community.
Whether by hiking the debris flow pathway of a landslide or reading arcane scientific articles, Karin Rogers dedicates herself to understanding complex scientific data so she can translate that information for ordinary people to understand.
Xpress speaks with Cora Wingate, a junior at Warren Wilson College, about her environmental efforts and how they differ from previous generations.
Xpress speaks with Tyler Pesce, a junior at Mars Hill University and president of the school’s Environmental Action Club, about her her role with EAC and the ways she stays motivated to combat climate change.
“Trees and forests are impacted over decades, so our biggest hurdle is to avoid the slow-rolling devastation to the region’s forests by collaborating with communities and supporting forestland owners.”
“In my years as a reporter, a Council member and a city voter, I’ve not seen a more qualified and experienced entrant to the Asheville political scene.”
Since he was a teenager in Charlotte, Mac Franklin knew what his life’s work would be. He began landscaping during high school and continued the career while studying art, industrial art and design at Appalachian State University. After college, Franklin moved west to work for a landscape architect in San Francisco and a nursery in […]
“Appalachian rich coves are among the most diverse plant communities in North America, home to three times as many rare plant species as are found in other forest types.”