Editor’s Note: Monica Pena, one of our volunteer bloggers-on-the-ground at the Ashevillage Town Meeting, brings us this report from the morning session that just finished at Jubilee.
The event kicked-off with an uplifting greeting from Kristin Peppel of the Ashevillage Institute encouraging us to recognize the possibilities of coming together as a community, the possibilities that begin with each of us through authentic action from the heart.
She was followed by Janell Kapoor, organizer of the Ashevillage Building Convergence, who spoke of the event as a way to bring together many visions into cohesive action and also generously thanked the many sponsors, partners, and volunteers who invested ample time and resources to make this three-day event a reality.
Robin Cape, who, if the audience’s enthusiastic cheering was any indication, is the Asheville environmental community’s favorite City Council member, took the microphone and encouraged us to invite all stakeholders and members of our community to work together for sustainability. Read the rest of this entry »