The Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute is a non-profit educational organization based in Asheville, North Carolina. Our mission is to create a transformative and replicable model for addressing climate change at the community level. That means meeting today's needs without causing harm to the environment, to other people or to future generations. It invites us to rethink much of what we now call "sustainable". It also invites many of us to move in a new and exciting direction as individuals, families, communities and businesses.
The model Climate Now program is designed to enable families and communities to respond powerfully to climate change and to build economic security by strengthening the local economy. We believe that the Climate Now program, which is being developed as funding permits and with direct community participation, provides a powerful and engaging way to reach both goals.
We will use initial grants and other support to build a model of organizational sustainability and to share those skills with others. We sincerely thank you for your tax deductible support and we welcome you to Climate Now!
Lalita Booth, Administrative Director