Climate Now is a project of the non-profit Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute. At Climate Now we are creating a model for turning communities into climate change leaders. Using Asheville, North Carolina and four surrounding counties as the prototype area, we are developing online tools like this deep-content website designed in an experimental retro format. We are also creating presentations, live events, webcasts and broadcasts that showcase the techniques and technology of low carbon, climate friendly living. With the help of local musicians to reach a larger audience, we are reaching out to the community with actionable information, local partners and local resources that can enable each of us to help reverse climate change, strengthen our local economy and make our communities more secure. In phase two we will work with others to build a network of teams that have the tools and training to help their own communities become climate leaders.
Here's what you can do:
If you have a locally owned business with products and services that support the low-impact use of energy, transportation, water and food, register today. Climate Now will host your information free of charge in this easy-to-use directory of local resources. Later this year, registered businesses will be able to join the Community Climate Team and post Local Knowledge videos to share your know-how with all of us.
Everyone else, please visit us often in this community meeting place. We are working to make this site a trusted source of information and community-building, so tell your friends about us and get in the game. Together we can create a powerful new way to help reverse climate change, to strengthen our local economies and our communities, and work with others committed to learning and spreading the know-how of low carbon, climate friendly living throughout communities nationwide.
Thank you for your support!
Ian Booth, Program Director