SACE Chosen as “Friend of Earthfare”

Guest Blog | March 11, 2009 | Press Releases

Asheville, N.C. (March 11) – When Earthfare shoppers use reusable bags at check-out during the month of April they will not only be saving a bag from life in a landfill, they will be helping bring clean, renewable energy resources to the Southeast. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has been selected as April’s “Friend of Earthfare” at its South Asheville location, where 5 cents per reusable bag will be donated to the nonprofit. The South Asheville Earthfare is located at 1856 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, N.C. 28803.

In addition to the reusable bag program, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy will host the following events at the South Asheville Earthfare: Wednesday, April 8 – A Call to Conscience: Cliffside Climate Action Day Preparation
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Building Cliffside is a wasteful, $2.4 billion expenditure that would be more wisely used to create green jobs and a clean energy economy – the fastest way to help slow climate change.
It is time to insist that Duke CEO Jim Rogers, NC Governor Perdue’s administration, and North Carolina state legislators join the growing list of elected officials across the U.S. working to stop the construction of coal-fired power plants. This event will be in preparation for Monday, April 20, when hundreds of North Carolinians will rally in Charlotte, N.C. to speak out against construction of Duke Energy’s Cliffside coal-fired power plant. Advanced registration is required. Contact Janice Husk at 828.210.0100 for more information.
Hosted by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Regional Program Director, Ulla Reeves Saturday, April 18 – Energy Efficiency in your home
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Interested in improving the energy efficiency of your home? Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s research director, John Wilson, will discuss his personal experience in greening his Asheville home, and share some of the latest research on energy efficiency.
Hosted by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Director of Research, John Wilson Saturday, April 18 – Music and ‘Cue
Noon – 3 p.m.
Live music by the Knitty Naughty String Band and barbeque plates sponsored by Earthfare will be the main attraction for this afternoon event. Eco-friendly clothing and merchandise will be available for purchase and an incandescent light bulb station will be set up for recycling. Contact Janice Husk at 828.210.0100 for more information. Wednesday, April 22 – Kilowatt Ours Screening
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Kilowatt Ours is a timely, solutions-oriented look at one of America’s most pressing environmental challenges. Filmmaker Jeff Barrie offers hope as he turns the camera on himself and asks, “How can I make a difference?” In his journey Barrie explores the source of our electricity and the problems caused by energy production including mountain top removal, childhood asthma and global warming. Along the way he encounters individuals, businesses, organizations, and communities who are leading the way, using energy conservation, efficiency and renewable, green power all while saving money and the environment. This often amusing and always inspiring story shows, “You can easily make a difference and here’s how!” Snacks and beverage provided. Donation requested. Advanced registration is required. Contact Janice Husk, 210-0100 to register.
Hosted by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
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