ASHE, the UNC Asheville environmental group and the Mountain Protectors Campaign are hosting a benefit concert Sept. 24, 3 to 11 p.m. at the UNC Asheville Quad, to help raise community awareness of the dangers of nuclear waste. Say “no” to the transportation through or dumping of nuclear waste in WNC and “yes” to promoting renewable energy resources.
The purpose of the event is to raise money to help protect WNC and to support the 2011 Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference (SSREC).The 7th SSREC is being held at UNC Asheville on Nov. 4-6. It is a continuation of the development of the youth climate movement in the Southeast. Developing Earth friendly renewable energy resources is one of the most important responsibilities that can be undertaken at this time.
This event will showcase a wide range of local talent including:
Dogtale - bluegrass and newgrass;
Hamilton Fitzgerald - electronic pop groove;
Sahara Peace Choir - celestial women's choir;
Finger Puppet Show;
Amarru - jazz funk
Daniel Barber - composer and musical director of Jubilee;
Jibblin - world rock from gypsy to blues; and more.
Guest speakers include Tom Coulson, Paul Gallimore, Mary Olson, Macon Foscue, John Spurlock, Elizabeth Goyer, Ned Doyle, John Meyers and Bob Hannah.
Join us for a day of music, fun, entertainment & a silent auction. Bring your family & friends - this free concert is open to the whole community.
Donations are deeply appreciated. For more information on Flip The Switch Benefit Concert, visit www.NoNuclearWasteInWNC.com and click on Flip The Switch Benefit Concert.