Dayna Reggero travels to work locally around the globe. Her latest effort is the Climate Listening Project film series.
My latest Climate Listening Project effort is a motion graphics series in collaboration with Klein Digital, sharing inspiring quotes from speakers before Asheville's big ClimateCon 2018 event at The Collider.
I'll be filming and listening at the conference and I'm excited to speak at the ClimateCon 2018 Summit for Emerging Climate Leaders on March 19. When business, government, and climate thought leaders convene in Asheville for ClimateCon 2018, North Carolina’s first conference on the business of climate, they’ll explore business challenges and opportunities posed by the world’s changing climate. They’ll hear from experts from across the country, around the world, and down the street. They’ll learn about innovative data-driven climate solutions.
And when they’re not doing all that, conference organizers with The Collider hope they’ll discover something more: the vibrancy of eclectic Asheville – also known as Climate City – as area galleries, breweries, restaurants, attractions, and other businesses and organizations offer an independently organized array of climate- and sustainability-themed events and activities. Dubbed the Climate City Experience and taking place March 16–25 – also proclaimed Asheville Climate Week by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer – the initiative also provides local citizens the opportunity to participate in ClimateCon, even if they aren’t among the estimated 200 attendees of the conference’s Business of Climate Forum or Summit for Emerging Climate Leaders. Hope to see you there!
The Climate City Experience includes the following independently organized events, activities, and offerings, with more expected to sign on in the coming days:
Friday, March 16
Saturday, March 17
Sunday, March 18
Monday, March 19
Tuesday, March 20
Wednesday, March 21
Thursday, March 22
Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 24
Sunday, March 25
For a calendar of Climate City Experience offerings, visit bit.ly/CCX2018. For general information about ClimateCon 2018, visit climatecon2018.com. Follow The Collider on Facebook (@TheCollider.Asheville) and on Twitter, and Instagram (@TheCollider.AVL) using hashtags #TheColliderAVL and #ClimateCityAVL for more updates.
I'm also excited to announce that my Climate Listening Project documentary webseries with Moms Clean Air Force, "The Story We Want", has been honored as an official selection for the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival and the Asheville Cat Fly Indie Film Fest! Plus, we're partnering with Asheville Wordfest for a special listening project and discussion.
Official Selection: “The Story We Want”
Learn more: catflyfilmfest.com
Earth, People, and Words: Science Soul and Art in Conversation
Climate Listening Project discussion with Dayna Reggero April 15
Learn more: avlWordFest.com
The Climate Listening Project will be hosting a discussion at Wordfest and we are working together to share the impacts of industry on poetry and storytelling. Not only has the industrial revolution caused the accelerated climate impacts we are seeing today, but it also created a culture of not being able to appreciate nature or the environment - and not appreciate poetry about it - because romanticizing our natural world does not fit in with extracting from it and destroying it. We believe in the power of telling our stories and truth through art. Wordfest provides the opportunity to further conversation among our scientists, poets, and storytellers. The event is full of workshops, presentations, and performances aimed at inspiring interdisciplinary thought and discussion.
Learn more about this partnership by listening to my new Climate Listening Project + Speaking of Travel Podcast series via the iHeartRadio app and http://SpeakingofTravel.net/. This episode, joining me and host Marilyn Ball in the studio is Laura Hope-Gill, director of the Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative at Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville. Laura shares details about her recent travels to Scotland that inspired Asheville Wordfest: Earth, People, and Words: Science, Soul, and Art in Conversation.
Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Watch Climate Listening Project films and videos and stay connected via Facebook @Climate Listening Project.