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September 2017

Hendersonville Storm Drain Stenciling Program

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MountainTrue – Southern Regional Office, 611 N. Church Street NC 28792 United States + Google Map

Help MountainTrue's Southern Regional Office and Mike Huffman, the Stormwater Quality Specialist for Hendersonville make the city's water healthier with the help of storm drain labels. Mike will give a short lecture and demonstration about the tags at the beginning of the event, which will run from 10-1 on September 30. RSVP with Regina Goldkuhl, MountainTrue's Water Quality Administrator at wqa@mountaintrue.org to let us know you're coming!

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October 2017

Science, Creativity and Compassion: Five Solutions for Climate Change

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lenoir Rhyne Graduate Studies Center, 36 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Want to learn how we can save the world from climate change? Katharine Wilkinson just might have the answer. Come hear her talk about her best selling book Drawdown: the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken.

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Reversing Global Warming: A Conversation with Katharine Wilkinson and John Sutter

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Collider, Suite 401, 1 Haywood St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Free

Join us on October 3rd to see acclaimed climate change author Dr. Katharine Wilkinson and award-winning CNN climate change columnist John Sutter in conversation at The Collider. Doors open at 5:30pm, talk begins at 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss it! RSVP here: https://climatechangeaction.splashthat.com/

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Oklawaha Greenway Walk and Talk: Identifying Our Native Trees

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Patton Park, 1730 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville , NC 28791 United States
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Join Wes Burlingame, a retired nurseryman and member of the Hendersonville Tree Board as he teaches us about native plants along the Oklawaha Greeway. The greenway is a three-mile-long paved walkway meandering through meadows, wetlands, and forests, and linking Jackson Park, Patton Park, and Berkley Park.  See you there!

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Creation Care Alliance Fall Book Study

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jubilee! Community Church, 46 Wall St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Creation Care Alliance is sponsoring a 5-part book discussion of Drawdown meeting from 6 to 7:15 on Tuesdays, 10/10 to 11/7/2017, at Jubilee! Community.  If interested in joining this discussion, please sign up here or email Chas Jansen who will send out a schedule of assignments & guide the discussion sessions (chas.jansen@mtsu.edu).  This large, paperback book should be available at Malaprops Bookstore (828-254-6734) for $23.54.

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Hendersonville Green Drinks: A Bipartisan Solution to Climate Change

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Bear Coffee, 318 N. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Free

Steffi Rausch of the Citizen's Climate Lobby will be speaking about the group's solution to climate change, called the Carbon Fee & Dividend. Come out and learn how you can engage positively with your legislators and others on a climate solution that has the most viability of getting passed sooner than later.

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Richmond Hill Invasive Work Day

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Hill Park, 300 Richmond Hill Dr
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Join us and help restore native plant communities by controlling non-native invasive plants at Richmond Hill Park. This is the City of Asheville’s only forested park and is home to many special native plant and animal species! Volunteers help to stop the spread of harmful non-native invasive species and return native species to the unique park.

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Paddle Protest: Protect Our Water, Move Your Ash!

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Cliffside Mill, 35.238986, -81.767038 + Google Map
Free

Take part in a paddle protest on the Broad River and tell Duke Energy to stop polluting our waters!

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Mission Earth: for Youth Groups

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Christmount Conference Center, 222 Fern Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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$20

Middle & high school youth groups are invited to join Asheville Youth Mission and Creation Care Alliance for an afternoon of service and discussion. We’ll work with a variety of local agencies and talk with community leaders about how our beliefs impact the way we care for our neighbors and our planet.

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Fall Scenic Hike in Pisgah National Forest

October 21 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
$10

Join MountainTrue’s Ecologist and Public Lands Director Bob Gale for a gorgeous and educational hike through Pisgah National Forest. Bob has been studying and protecting the forests of Western North Carolina with MountainTrue since 1998. He knows these mountains like the back of his hand and will be sharing some of his knowledge on the hike, discussing everything from plant identification to the seasonal migration of Monarch butterflies. We will be hiking the Pilot Cove Loop Trail in Pisgah NF,…

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