Asheville Climate Conversations Update


Asheville Climate Conversations Update

  • Dayna Reggero

    Dayna Reggero travels to work locally around the globe. Her latest effort is the Climate Listening Project film series.

Climate Summit

The Collider opens downtown

I recently attended the grand opening of The Collider, an exciting new place in Asheville that is a first-of-its-kind physical and intellectual space for “strategic collisions” between business and science. The Collider is located downtown at Pritchard Park, within the newly renovated Callen Center on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building, just steps from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), a division of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The Collider is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative to develop high-tech products, services, and educational programming related to global environmental and climate change. The next-generation innovation center offers coworking, business, educational, and event space focused on climate and environmental sciences. The Collider is also building an international network of public, private, academic, and nonprofit members that will offer additional opportunities for connecting, collaborating, and innovating.

The Collider’s goal is to bring business and science together to facilitate the innovation and rapid commercialization of solutions for environmental and climate change adaptation and resilience.

For information visit

New Climate Listening Project video: Business and Community

The latest Climate Listening Project video weaves together stories on business, community and climate change. I really enjoyed this tour and the time shared with the people we listened to along the way.

Producer: Dayna Reggero
Editor: Andrea Desky, K23 Media
Videographers: Andrea Desky, Long Nguyen

Collaborators: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Joel Bach, Years of Living Dangerously
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus
Paula Hennon, Climate Expert
Amanda Rycerz, Acclimatise
Debbie Cyr, Elsipogtog First Nation
Ajamu Dillahunt, Black Workers for Justice
Jim Fox, National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC)
Ben & Jerry’s Save Our Swirled Climate Justice Now Tour
NC Climate Justice Summit
Facebook Data Center
Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project

Voiceover recorded at Zapow, Asheville

Learn more about the Climate Listening Project and connect on Facebook.

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe visits Asheville

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, accomplished atmospheric scientist, will be in Asheville on April 5th for community events about our collaborative future. The Climate Listening Project is excited to collaborate with the Creation Care Alliance, Mountaintrue, Krull & Company, NC Interfaith Power and Light, Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville, Green Sage Cafe, Catawba Brewing, Wild Goose Festival, and The Citizens Climate Lobby for this exciting event. Join us! Katharine will share stories of innovation with an eye toward, policy, science and her deep faith.


Dr. Katharine Hayhoe was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the world and  by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers; her work was featured on the Emmy award-winning documentary series, The Years of Living Dangerously; and she won the American Geophysical Union’s award for climate communication. She was a lead author for the Second and Third National Climate Assessments and has served on the panels for the National Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and many other professional organizations devoted to understanding and communicating climate change.

Collaborative Communities Reception

April 5, 5PM- 6:30PM 

Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville, 36 Montford Avenue

Please RSVP here. 

Faith, Science and our Changing Climate

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 PM

First Baptist Church, 5 Oak Street, Asheville

Please RSVP here.

Share your climate story and see what other people are saying on Facebook @ Climate Listening Project.

I am excited to be sharing stories from our resilient community of good people, groups and businesses here on Asheville Grit.

Have a story to share? Connect with me here.