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Sierra Club: City & County Efforts to Fight Climate Change

September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Sierra Cub presents Brownie Newman, chair of the Buncombe County Commission, and Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, who will discuss the city and the council’s plans to combat climate change.

This event is free and open to the public.

Buncombe County and the City of Asheville recognize the urgency of fighting climate change. Over the past 18 months, both the City of Asheville and Buncombe County have passed resolutions committing the city and county to power their government operations with 100% Renewable Energy by 2030 and for the entire county to be powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2042.

Prior to his election to the County commission, Newman served on the Asheville City Council where he led the efforts to get the city of Asheville to adopt the 80% carbon reduction goal. In 2015, he co-founded Headwaters Solar, a commercial business to partner on solar projects from small roof-top to utility scale. He was a partner of FLS Energy from 2007 to 2015,

Elected to Asheville City Council in 2015, Mayfield leads the council’s work on transportation, the environment, and clean energy. She chairs two council committees: Planning and Economic Development and Housing and Community Development. She also is the co-director of MountainTrue, a regional environmental advocacy organization. Prior to moving to Asheville and MountainTrue in 2008, she was the Vice-President and General Counsel for the Georgia Conservancy.

For more information, contact Judy Mattox,, 828-683-2176.


September 5, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Asheville
1 Edwin Pl
Asheville, NC 28801 United States