VIDEO Stories of climate change and solutions collected in WNC Climate Listening Project


Galen Kipar, a local fishing guide and musician.

My friend Dayna Regerro has been working hard all summer on something called the Western North Carolina Climate Listening Project.  It is a collaborative storytelling effort to collect and share stories about how climate change is impacting lives in the mountains and how people are working for solutions.

Reggero reached out to farmers, restaurant owners, climate scientists, faith leaders and others. She listened to more than 50 stories of mountain residents. I was happy to lend my voice, as well.

“These are stories of people being resilient,” Reggero said in a written release. “I hope it inspires more solutions, and more ways anyone can connect to join the conversation.”

Today, I’m helping Regerro spread the word by debuting the WNC Climate Listening Project video she and her team have worked hard to produce. I hope you’ll give it a look. I’m excited about the passion and work people are putting into this critical issue; happy to be part of the conversation.

More from Reggero:

Take action: Share your climate story with the EPA by commenting on the new proposed Clean Power Plan and showing your support of first-ever limits on climate disrupting carbon pollution by December 1, 2014.

More about the project and producer, Dayna Reggero.


Harry October 23, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Just took my Hummer to Ruth’s Chris for a tasty Filet. Global warming is a hoax.

JFC October 23, 2014 - 8:42 am

Remove subsidies for animal agriculture!

With 60+ BILLION food animals on the planet our best chance to mitigate climate change is to severely reduce consumption of animal foods. More than 1/3 of human induced warming is attributable to animal agriculture. Methane is 24 times more potent than CO2 but takes only 7 years to cycle out of the atmosphere. CO2 takes around 100 years to come out. Human pursuit of animal protein is the leading cause of methane release and a primary cause of CO2 concentrating in the atmosphere. Check the facts and act!

“As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease.” Worldwatch Institute, “Is Meat Sustainable?”

“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains… the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

“A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy.” ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

There is one single industry destroying the planet more than any other. But no one wants to talk about it…

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