The Asheville Climate March and a Film Premiere


The Asheville Climate March and a Film Premiere

  • Dayna Reggero

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

The Story We Want series

Asheville People's Climate Rally

This Saturday, April 29th, is the Asheville People's Climate Rally and March. The rally will kick off at 10am (rain or shine) near Vance Monument in Pack Square. I will be speaking at this People's Climate sister rally and I hope you will join me there, in DC, or in your town. I'll be marching for the women I met while filming my new Climate Listening Project series, The Story We Want, featuring stories from women across America. Many of the women I met are organizing, marching, and taking action in different ways, not because they want to, but because they have to. I'm going to march with them for their children's health, I'm going to march for those who can't, and I'm going to march for those who won't, yet. 

Asheville People's Climate Rally and March Speakers:
*Native American blessing by Sharon Oxendine, First Nation Elder
*Brownie Newman, Chair of Buncombe County Commission
*Dee Williams, candidate for City Council
*Rev. Thomas Murphy of All Souls Cathedral
*Dayna Reggero of the Climate Listening Project
*Cleo Doran and Helena Marmolejos
with Drew Jones of Climate Interactive as MC


The Asheville Indivisible Climate SubGroup is organizing this local event with Asheville 350 and local volunteers as a sister event to the Washington, D.C. People's Climate March. Events are expected in cities around the world, following last weekend's events on all seven continents with communities coming together to March for Science.



New Climate Listening Project Series: The Story We Want


The Story We Want, a new Climate Listening Project five-part series with Moms Clean Air Force, premieres in Asheville on July 25th at The Collider.


A few months ago, I traveled across America with Moms Clean Air Force to meet with women who are working together to protect their families and communities. I listened to ordinary women—unsung heroes—confronting fossil fuel industries, climate change impacts, and a culture of extraction. We visited eight states: California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The courageous moms featured share personal stories of the real-life impacts of pollution and climate change on their families. These American stories demonstrate the new day-to-day reality for many moms across the United States. These individuals are doing research, planting seeds of hope, and inspiring people across the country to share their stories, take action, and find solutions. Their strength, working together, inspires me.



The Story We Want Premiere Events:

Washington, D.C., Green Festival, May 13

New York, Green Festival, June 10

Asheville, The Collider, July 25

Los Angeles, Green Festival, September 23


It was an honor to listen to these stories and to collaborate with local filmmakers (Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood) and Moms Clean Air Force on this series.


Moms Clean Air Force is a community of more than one million moms and dads united against air pollution – including pollution related to the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. You can join them at the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C. this Saturday, April 29th. Moms Clean Air Force is helping lead the families’ contingent. Line-up begins at 11:00 AM under the banner: “We Are The Guardians of the Future” at 3rd St NW between Pennsylvania Ave NW and Madison Dr NW.


You can watch episodes 1 & 2, see behind-the-scenes photos from the national tour, and learn more about The Story We Want now: and on Facebook @Climate Listening Project.