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Mountain Medicine Festival to benefit Asheville environmental nonprofits

Mountain Medicine Festival to benefit Asheville environmental nonprofits

The event will be held Sept. 16 at the Wedge at Foundation location.

by August 28, 2018 0 comments Asheville events
Muddy Sneakers, an environmental education program for 5th-graders, expands

Muddy Sneakers, an environmental education program for 5th-graders, expands

This is a significant expansion. Press release here: Classes of fifth graders in the Piedmont and Western North Carolina did something they haven’t done before. They’ll spend an entire instructional day outside, learning the state science curriculum through hands-on lessons taught by trained naturalists. Together with their teachers, students will travel to nearby protected lands for a new kind of[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Jon Ostendorff to join WLOS as investigative reporter

Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Jon Ostendorff to join WLOS as investigative reporter

Gannett environmental reporter Tonya Maxwell will replace Ostendorff as the Citizen-Times’ investigative reporter.

by May 4, 2015 4 comments Asheville News
Wild Connections: A call to learn about WNC’s wild places, then work to defend them

Wild Connections: A call to learn about WNC’s wild places, then work to defend them

As spring arrives, anappeal to get out, enjoy nature and join those who are fighting to save our wild places, not from ourselves but for ourselves.

by March 30, 2015 0 comments Opinion
MountainTrue in Asheville to host two live shows celebrating life of John Muir

MountainTrue in Asheville to host two live shows celebrating life of John Muir

The benefit shows, at Flat Rock Playhouse and Asheville Community Theatre, are set for Jan. 23 and 27. Tickets are still available.

by January 12, 2015 0 comments Asheville benefits
Environmental activist Anna Jane Joyner set to move on from WNC Alliance

Environmental activist Anna Jane Joyner set to move on from WNC Alliance

Joyner has been one WNC’s most high-profile activists, most recently having been profiled as part of a Showtime documentary series about climate change.

WNC Alliance hosts Wild & Scenic Film Festival April 15 at Asheville Community Theatre

WNC Alliance hosts Wild & Scenic Film Festival April 15 at Asheville Community Theatre

Film’s highlight the Earth’s beauty and the challenges people are facing to protect the environment.

Anna Jane Joyner, of Asheville environmental group WNC Alliance, with TV star Ian Sommerhalder in the summer of 2013./ Photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville environmental activist Anna Jane Joyner prepares for spotlight in upcoming Showtime doc

Joyner will be featured as part of a documentary Showtime series backed by high-profile producers including James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub.

‘Lost,’ ‘Vampire Diaries’ star coming to Asheville for environmental rally on Aug. 24

‘Lost,’ ‘Vampire Diaries’ star coming to Asheville for environmental rally on Aug. 24

Iam Somerhalder will be one of the featured speakers at the Beyond Coal rally in Pack Square Park.

by August 11, 2013 1 comment Celebrities in Asheville
Showtime documentary spotlight’s WNC Alliance organizer

Showtime documentary spotlight’s WNC Alliance organizer

Anna Jane Joyner of Asheville was recently arrested in a protest alongside Bill McKibben, Robert Kennedy Jr., Daryl Hannah and Julian Bond.

‘Fixing the Future’ documentary to be screened July 18 in Asheville

The documentary explores the connection between sustainability and economic prosperity.

by July 5, 2012 0 comments Asheville film

Long-time Buncombe County environmental control officer Rick Ramsey out of a job

Rick Ramsey has been working for Buncombe County for more than 20 years, but as of late last week, Ramsey was out of a job. I don’t know details, and Ramsey didn’t want to talk when I called him. He said he wanted to gather some more information before talking publicly. Ramsey was one of two environmental control officers in[Read More…]

by January 16, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

WNC Alliance director appointed to Mountain Resources Commission

Press release here: Julie V. Mayfield, executive director of the Western North Carolina Alliance, has been appointed by Gov. Beverly Perdue to serve on the state’s influential Mountain Resources Commission (MRC). The MRC’s mission is to take care of our natural resources to enhance and sustain quality of life and ensure the long-term health of our region and our people.[Read More…]

by January 9, 2012 1 comment Asheville News