Author: Kim Coram

Contact information for our local representatives

                                    Our Elected officials President of the United States: Donald Trump (R): 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500; 202-456-1111 www.whitehouse.gov/contact; E-mail through website. U.S. Senate: Sen. Richard Burr (R)  217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202-224-3154; 151 Patton Ave., Suite 204, Asheville, NC 28801; 828-350-2437. Email via Website: https://www.burr.senate.gov/ ;E-mail through website Thom Tillis (R): 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; (202) 224-6342; 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Suite 112, Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 693-8750; Website: https://www.tillis.senate.gov/; E-mail through website U.S. House of Representatives: Mark...

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Be the Paris Agreement – Becoming Zero Waste Tip #1

Everytime you reduce your use of fossil fuels, it is an act of resistance.  #BeTheParisAgreement While the US may have withdrawn from the Paris Agreement, individuals really drive the impact of that.  Every time a fossil fuel powered vehicle is used it impacts our earth.  Transportation of resources and products have a huge impact on the earth.  The best way I know to support the Paris Agreement as an individual is to reduce my use of products, especially disposable products. Reduced demand equals reduced pollution. In our home, we have set a goal of becoming zero waste.  Zero waste means a lot of things to a lot of people and there are countless resources on the subject.  For us, at the moment it means generating no garbage.  We are close to that goal and it has been a lot easier than I imagined. We basically started by looking at our trash can and seeing what took up the most space and found a way to eliminate it or reduce it.  Right now we take one 30 gallon bag of garbage to the dump every 6 months. A lot of folks have asked us to share our experience so we are.  Here is one of the things we do to #BeTheParisAgreement. Take your own plates, napkins, cups and silverware to potlucks and any community meal where disposal products are used. ...

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Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. From the Declaration of Independence   Have...

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The Rebellious Life of (Your name here)

“A lot of things have happened and are still happening that I wish would not have taken place. But you have to remain optimistic. When things get bad, you have to keep telling yourself that maybe it’s just a phase, one more thing we have to go through. Nothing comes easily. We have to keep on trying, as long as we are alive.” “Don’t stop, she insisted. “Keep on. Keep on keeping on.” Mrs. Rosa Parks from the book The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis My husband John and I recently had the honor of attending...

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April
  • 19

    6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    04/19/2018
    Coffee Carts
    1061 Rosman Hwy, Brevard, NC 28712, USA

    Community Compost Raising

    You have heard of a barn raising.
    Join us for a community drop-off
    compost raising!

    When: April 19th at 6 pm

    Where: Coffee Carts
    1061 Rosman Hwy, Brevard, NC

    Hosted by: Moving to Conservers

    All are welcome! Please join us!

    We will be constructing a community
    compost drop-off site at Coffee Carts
    and celebrate with a community potluck!
    Bring a dish to share and your own
    non-disposable place setting. This is
    a zero-waste event.

    For more information email jbwkjc@gmail.com

  • 28

    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    04/28/2018

    The annual spring plant sale by the Transylvania Master Gardeners, The Transylvania Garden Club, The French Broad Garden Club and the Heritage Museum will be held Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Brevard Ingles parking lot on Asheville Highway. This will be the second year in this location and it allows very easy access and plenty of parking for customers.

    The annual plant sale raises funds to support gardening and landscape projects throughout Transylvania Count including the Master Gardeners projects including those at Silvermont and the Pisgah Ranger Station and scholarships provided by the garden clubs.

    Come early for the best selection from a large variety of high quality, locally raised perennials, annuals, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Local gardeners also will be on hand to offer advice.

    The plant sale takes place rain or shine. Admission is free.

    For more information, contact the Transylvania County Extension office, (828) 884-3109 or mmickew@ncsu.edu.

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RSS US House Activity Excerpt

  • H.R.2905
    Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2017 (04/18/2018 legislative day)
  • H.R.5444
    Taxpayer First Act (04/18/2018 legislative day)
  • H.R.5445
    21st Century IRS Act (04/18/2018 legislative day)
  • H.Res.831
    Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5444) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5445) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve cybersecurity and taxpayer identity protection, and modernize the […]

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  • S.J.Res.57
    A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act". (04/18/2018 legislative day)
  • S.140
    A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund. (04/18/2018 legislative day)
  • PN1359
    James Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, vice Charles F. Bolden, Jr., resigned. (04/18/2018 legislative day)
  • PN568
    Carlos G. Muniz, of Florida, to be General Counsel, Department of Education, vice James Cole, Jr. (04/18/2018 legislative day)
  • S.Res.426
    A resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day. (04/18/2018 legislative day)

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