Climate Listening Project: Accelerating Nature-Based Business

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Climate Listening Project: Accelerating Nature-Based Business

  • Dayna Reggero

    Dayna Reggero travels to work locally around the globe. Her latest effort is the Climate Listening Project film series.

 
The Climate Listening Project is a visual and social storytelling effort to connect local conversations about climate change. Accelerating Appalachia helps innovators who are working with nature to create solutions and build resilient communities.
 

Accelerating Appalachia, based in Asheville, is the world’s first nature-based business accelerator, connecting innovative businesses, investors and mentors aligned with people, place and prosperity. Read a recent interview with Founder, Sara Day Evans, on Ashvegas.com.
Nature-based Businesses in Soil, Seeds, Grains, Grasses, Weather, and Water include:
Sustainable Food, Farming, Clean Energy, Forests, Fiber/ Textiles, Green Building, Craft Brewing/ Distilling, and Nutraceuticals/ Integrative Medicine
Businesses from the 2013-2014 cohort are Climate Alive, Riverbend Malt House, Native Touch, Bark House, Carolina Ground, Appalachian Botanical Alliance, Echoview Farm and Fiber Mill, BelloLea Artisan Kitchen, Veterans to Farmers and Smokin' J's Fiery Foods.
Applications for 2015 are currently being accepted.
Interested businesses may visit AcceleratingAppalachia.org for further information and to begin the pre-application survey.


Read more about the Climate Listening Project and watch the trailer here on Asheville Grit. Share your climate story and see what other people are saying on Facebook @ WNC Climate Listening Project.
I am excited to be sharing stories from our resilient community of good people, groups and businesses here on Asheville Grit. Have a story to share? Connect with me here.