Malaprop’s reading to benefit WNCA

Environmental fiction writer Mary Alice Monroe, author of the new book, The Summer Girls, is generously donating 10 percent of book sales from an upcoming reading at Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe to the Western North Carolina Alliance. The reading will be at 7 p.m. July 6 at the store, located at 55 Haywood St. The … Read more

July 26: Understanding the Black Bear

What is it that people find so fascinating about black bears? Is it their size and strength? Could it be our fear of bears? Is it the cuteness of a black bear cub or the childhood association so many of us have with the Teddy Bear? The answer is probably “yes” to all of the … Read more

July 12: The National Climate Bus Tour is coming to Asheville!

Last month, President Obama unveiled plans for addressing climate change and urged all Americans to get involved and show support for these much-needed actions. Join local leaders from 9:30-11 a.m. on Friday July 12 in Pack Square Plaza to learn more about the Presidents Climate Action Plan and lend your support with a video postcard … Read more

Aug. 7: Smart Growth in housing, transportation for Asheville and surrounding communities

Sierra Club will present a program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7 on the topic of  Smart Growth in housing and transportation for Asheville and surrounding communities, with a focus on the Interstate-26 Connector, by Julie Mayfield and Bob Wagner, the Western North Carolina Alliance’s co-directors. The program will be at Unitarian Universalist Congregation … Read more

Survey: North Carolinians overwhelmingly oppose fracking, want more clean energy

Press contact: Bob Keefe, or (202) 289-2373 NRDC poll shows vast majority approve of state safeguards and standards to protect water, air and unique quality of life. RALEIGH – North Carolinians overwhelmingly oppose fracking, want more clean energy and think state environmental standards should be strengthened or left alone, according to a poll by … Read more