Next Green Mondays
April 15, 2013:
Mission Possible: Asheville – the Go-to Place for Solar Energy!
36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Hosted by the Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute
John Legerton, Legerton Architecture
Katie Bray, Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute
The April 15 Green Monday will highlight residential solar energy in addition to complimentary clean energy sources that contribute to a “net-zero” building design.
The benefits of solar and other alternative energy sources are familiar to many Asheville residents and friends of the Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute.
Questions we face are:
- Is Asheville ready for solar energy to be part of every home’s energy source?
- What steps can we take to “grow” solar energy?
John Legerton, president of Legerton Architecture, will introduce a project his firm is developing that incorporates a comprehensive array of green technologies including solar as a primary feature. Katie Bray will present a residential solar initiative coordinated through the Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute, called “Solarize Asheville”.
Both presentations will be brief and the emphasis of this event will be group discussion to explore implications of both approaches for Asheville and communities in our region. We welcome interested citizens, clean energy policy developers and business representatives, local government representatives, business leaders, educators and students. It will take all of us to build a sustainable future!
Near the end of this event there will be opportunity for interested participants to form an initiating group to move ideas into action. Discussions following the presentation will have an ultimate goal of linking individuals who are motivated to transform ideas into action. These discussions will be oriented to:
(1) better understanding concepts and best practices suggested in the presentation,
(2) examine implications for WNC, and (3) identify venues for action.
Wherever possible, BRSI will offer ongoing support to initiatives that surface from these discussions.
Green Mondays are free and open to the general public. Your participation is vital to moving sustainability forward in our community!