Remembering the wave of democratic political changes occurring throughout the world, Moving Planet events around the world are bringing people to the streets, demanding action on climate change (more info at www.350.org). Asheville’s Moving Planet event on September 24th, 2011 takes place in three different venues to reach diverse segments of our community and to focus on how we might help move the world beyond fossil fuels.
At the end of Kickoff Ceremonies downtown, an Asheville on Bikes Caravan will wend its way to the Burton Street Agricultural Fair, and
• Moving Planet Asheville will take the stage to highlight ways this neighborhood is reducing the city’s carbon footprint.
• Green Opportunities will touch on their retrofitting existing housing for energy efficiency.
• The Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy will address plans for a private/public partnership placing PV solar panels on the Burton Street Community Center.
• And Transition Asheville’s Food Action Group will emphasize how food security through local agriculture helps in many ways to reduce our carbon footprint while improving health.
The Bike Caravan will then move on to the UNCA campus where Active Students for Health and the Environment (ASHE) is holding the Flip the Switch Concert as another part of Moving Planet.
Burton Street event:
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2011 , 3:00-11:00pm, RAIN OR SHINE
WHERE: Presbyterian Church parking area (Lexington Ave. and Aston Street downtown), Burton Street Community Center Grounds (134 Burton Street, West Asheville), & UNC Asheville’s quadrangle
COST: FREE and open to the public
INFO: Erica Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org, Chas Jansen email@example.com , & Macon Foscue firstname.lastname@example.org
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