Category Archives: Asheville, NC

11 THINGS I LEARNED DURING MY ASB ASHEVILLE EXPERIENCE:

When staying in a hostel over top a trendy brew pub featuring nightly live music, BRING EAR PLUGS! The store, Ingles, is pronounced “IN-GULLS” not “EEN-GLACE,” and it is a general – not a latino – grocery store! Baby wipes … Continue reading

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Last Day!

Today was the final day of our stay in Asheville, NC, and our second day with the Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA). The French Broad River is the body of water that is most affected by the coal ash pollution, … Continue reading

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Day 1 with the Western NC Alliance

Today we learned specifically about the coal ash problem and several methods for engaging the public, such as canvassing. In the morning, Rachel told us about the history of the Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA), which was founded 30 years … Continue reading

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Last day with GO!

Today was our second day of service and we continued our work with Green Opportunities and the inspiring DeWayne Barton. We started out the morning with DeWayne explaining his reasons for starting the organization and how after hearing neighborhood kids shooting guns … Continue reading

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Understanding GO

Our second day of service proved to be a whirlwind of activities that kept us constantly moving throughout the day. After breakfast and bundling up for the day (it’s been around 30 degrees out and snowing down here), we headed … Continue reading

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Working in the Sculpture Garden

When our team first pulled up to the sculpture garden, we were overwhelmed. The garden was a plot of land that was strewn with what looked like piles of random discarded items. There were black tubes draped between bare trees, … Continue reading

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Fabulous Start

Starting our service today was more incredible than any of us could have imagined. We knew about GO! from their website but our community partner Marilyn Bass blew our minds with information, stories, and progress that Green Opportunities (GO!) has … Continue reading

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Pre-trip

Well, not really since I’m already here in North Carolina but I want to jot down some of my pre-trip thoughts nevertheless. I’m not entirely sure what concrete changes we can make to the issue of environmental injustice in North … Continue reading

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Day 2: Cultural Day!

Today was the actual first day of our trip, after our long journey yesterday. I was the coordinator for today’s activities and it was very exciting to get started this morning. We slept in until about 10 a.m., which I … Continue reading

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Pre-Trip Post

We have arrived! After an incredibly long car ride and numerous meeting talking about and planning our trip, it is finally time to put those plans into action. I am excited to help Green Opportunities and River Alliance in their … Continue reading

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