Asheville Bioneers Conference Focuses on Climate Change

NovemberNov 13 2015 05:30pm - 10:00pm ET

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Lenoir-Rhyne University presents the 2015 Asheville Bioneers Conference, a Resilient Communities Network Event on three evenings in November. Each event will weave together "beamed in" speeches from the National 2015 Bioneers Conference with discussions featuring local panelists.

The November 13 event will focus on climate change and will take place at the Asheville campus of Lenoir-Rhyne, located at 36 Montford Avenue downtown. Local panelists are:

National speakers and their presentations will be:

  • Tom Hayden - Building Green Blocs and Justice: California's Game-Changing Leadership Model: Former State Senator Tom Hayden describes the political evolution of California's pace-setting clean energy economy as a model for a Green Bloc of states nationally and globally attempting to survive climate change and build a 100% renewable energy future without nuclear power.

  • Paul Hawken - Project Drawdown: Environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist and best-selling author Paul Hawken will discuss the groundbreaking Project Drawdown, described as the first systematic attempt to "do the math" on the most effective climate solutions and technologies that already exist, and the impact they would have if they scaled in a rigorous manner over the next 30 years. Spoiler alert: the news is good!

The event is free and open to the public and includes music and ideas throughout the night by River Guerguerian.

Sponsors include Catawba Brewing and the Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources.

Asheville Bioneers is a local, self-organized Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event. To learn more about Bioneers, visit


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