Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina

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Piney Mountain United Methodist Church to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 386 Tons- Featured on Asheville.com

CCA Partner Piney Mountain UMC was featured on Asheville.com for their work with neighbors sharing LED Lightbulbs.”Piney Mountain United Methodist Church in Candler will reduce carbon emissions by 386 tons and save $72,000 over 10 years as the result of a new initiative.

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Moving beyond coal – and the rhetoric around it. Guest Columnist Sarah Ogletree and Abbey Ende

CCA Intern, Sarah Ogletree and Asheville High School Student, Abbey Ende wrote a column for the Asheville Citizen-Times regarding coal and hopes for the future.  They wrote: “To address the complicated social, environmental, and economic issues of coal in America,…

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Asheville Citizen Times: In The Mountains, Environmentalism Isn’t Partisan

Environmental concern crosses economic, political and religious lines as explored by this Asheville Citizen-Times editorial reflecting on The Climate March and March for Science of 2018.

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Asheville Faith Congregations Are Going Green

Recently, the Creation Care Alliance and member groups were featured in the Asheville Citizen-Times in an article titled “Asheville Faith Congregations Are Going Green.”

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The Spirituality of Climate Action with Tim DeChristopher

On November 7, 2016 we gathered in a circle at the Asheville Quaker Meeting house to hear music and stories of hope and courage. Tim DeChristopher shared about his work resisting climate change by bringing a faith-filled voice to activism and…

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Letter to the Editor: Candidates Should Care For Our People And Planet

Rabbi Justin Goldstein of Congregation Beth Israel, Reverend Thomas Murphy of the Cathedral of All Souls, and Scott Hardin-Nieri jointly submitted a letter to the Asheville Citizen Times to present a united front ahead of the 2016 presidential election. They…

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Meditation on Creation Care by Maureen Linneman

This reflection can be accompanied by subjects of the season such as flowers, feathers, etc. and by lighting a candle to symbolize Presence and Light. Eyes can be closed, feet grounded on the floor, grounded in the mission to be…

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Creation Care Alliance featured on radio WPVM

In May of 2016, the director of CCA, Reverend Scott Hardin-Nieri along with CCA steering committee members Rabbi Justin Goldstein of Congregation Beth Israel and Maureen Linneman from Jubilee! Community Church joined McNair Ezzard in the studio to tell their…

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