IMAGINE your voice joined with others in your community can change the world. Moving Planet is an opportunity to participate in a worldwide rally taking place simultaneously in 168 countries on September 24th.
As founder, Bill McKibben put it: “…
People will be skateboarding and kayaking and marching, and most of all, they’ll be biking… millions of people will pound the pavement in every corner of the world, demanding action....It's going to be beautiful."
(photo- "Strolling for Positive Futures" )
If you live in the Greater Asheville area, follow the links below to the Moving Planet Asheville Event to learn about
a) Innovation in Transportation,
b) Neighborhoods and Locally Grown and Harvested Food, and c) Energy Use while having a great time on foot, bike or…strolling for Positive Futures.....
MOVING PLANET- for the Young and the Old and the In-Between... Events for Positive Futures...
12-3 pm - WNCA Transportation Workshop : Transportation planner Don Kostelec, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner noted for his work on Integrating Green Infrastructure into Regional Planning reveals the mysteries of transportation planning, explains how local and regional transportation planning work together, and discusses with participants how citizens can best engage in and influence the process.
1-8 pm - Burton Street Agricultural Fair: Join the bike caravan to the Burton Street Agricultural Fair. Here is a wonderful and promising example that a community can retrofit existing housing for energy efficiency, plan for a private/public partnership, place PV solar panels on the a Community Center, and on how your choices for going organic and buying local can mean real progress.
3-11 pm - College Flip the Switch at UNCA: Next the caravan of cyclists will move on to the UNCA campus where ASHE (a student environmental group) is having a music fest and concert of talented, local musicians young and old interspersed with informative speakers and side acts. A silent auction and optional donations will go to support the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference(SSREC), an event taking place at UNCA in November. During the evening a community supper will be held to build connections, while enjoying one another’s company.
HOME TOWN EVENTS-
Check THIS LINK for local kayaking, hiking, walking, biking
and ways to build connections, while enjoying one another’s company in your hometown.
(photo- "Children Biking for Positive Futures") (photo- "...Imagine all the people…”)xoxo