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Asheville Celebrates Earth Day

ASHEVILLE, NC – Learn what the City of Asheville is doing to be green by attending the first annual Earth Day Expo. The expo will be held at the Public Works building (161 South Charlotte Street) first floor in room A109 on Wednesday, April 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is free to the community. The expo will be focused on energy efficiency and will highlight the sustainability initiatives of the city.

Councilmember Robin Cape will open the event and a presentation will be provided by the City of Asheville’s Energy Coordinator and the Sustainability Advisory Committee on the Energy and the Environment. Time will be provided for the public to speak with experts from various city departments.

Earth Day Expo is part of a larger national event called the National Conversation on Climate Action (www.climateconversation.org ) organized by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability. Various events throughout the nation will bring together thousands of people in communities to drive local level solutions to global climate change. “This is an unprecedented initiative to engage dozens of communities and thousands of people to drive substantive, solutions-oriented dialogues about climate action opportunities at the local level”, said Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of ICLEI USA. For additional questions please email Phil Kleiser at [email protected]

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