Sustainability is the new buzzword in industry,
politics and development, but this hot topic can take on different
meanings in various arenas.
Four experts will explore this diverse topic at UNC Asheville's next
Chocolate Friday, an innovative science salon-style gathering, at 3
p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36
Montford Ave. The free event is hosted by UNC Asheville's National
Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC).
Speakers will discuss a host of issues surrounding sustainability.
Asheville City Council Member Robin Cape will examine sustainable
local policy decisions. Bill Fleming, Shelter Technology president
and co-developer of Westwood Cohousing Community, will discuss the
contribution of eco-neighborhoods to urban sustainability. Joe
Minicozzi, projects director of Public Interest Projects, will
present the work of the Asheville Design Center to highlight the
current practice of urbanism in the context of sustainability. The
program will wrap up with remarks by Ellie Johnston, UNC Asheville's
Active Students for a Healthy Environment co-chair. Johnston will
share the millennial generationís perspective on sustainability.
Chocolate Fridays will be held throughout the spring. The next
event, which will focus on water resources, is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Friday, March 28, at the Chamber of Commerce.
NEMAC conducts basic and applied environmental modeling research and
technology development. Through collaborations with academic,
governmental, commercial and non-profit organizations, the Center
uses its visualization and prediction capabilities to advance public
education, health, welfare and the economy.
For more information about Chocolate Fridays, contact Susan
Weatherford at 828/250-3890 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the NEMAC Web site at