Agriculture Fair & Moving Planet!

Less than two weeks ’til the 2nd annual revival of the Burton Street Agriculture Fair & Farmers Jubilee!

It’s been a fun planning process with a great core group of folks from the Burton Street & greater Wes]]>

We’re excited to be a host for one of the three Moving Planet events that day!

MOVING PLANET ASHEVILLE

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 erica@wnca.org, Chas Jansen cjansen@mtsu.edu , & Macon Foscue dmfoscue@unca.edu

 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 retrofiting 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.


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