(click here to view our Fall Greenfest poster)
Greenfest is a semi-annual series held on the campus of UNC Asheville in September and March that celebrates sustainability, students and community. If you are interested in helping with the planning and development of Greenfest projects and events, please contact us! We are always excited to meet old and new friends happy to lend a hand or two.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Click the accordion links below to see posters from our previous editions.
Fall Greenfest 2017
Calendar of Events
Pump up your tires, here comes Fall Greenfest! Join UNC Asheville students, staff and faculty as we explore, enhance and celebrate sustainability on our campus. From lectures, to music performances, to a bike carnival on the Quad, there's something for everyone at Fall Greenfest.
Wednesday, September 13th
On Campus Work Day 9:00am - 5:00pm
University faculty, staff, and students along with our community neighbors volunteer to roll up their sleeves to dig in the dirt, paint, help with light housekeeping, redecorate the bee hotel, and more! One hour slots available between 9am and 5pm. Duties will be assigned when you report for your shift. Please bring appropriate work clothes, closed-toe shoes, a refillable water bottle, and if you have them, work gloves. Preregistration required. Various locations around campus.
“Time to Choose” Film Screening, 7:00 - 9:30pm
Physics Lecture Hall (RRO 125)
Oscar-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address global climate change in a new film showing the breadth of the climate challenge, the power of solutions already available, and the remarkable people working to save our planet - from American farmers and African villagers to Indonesian anti-corruption officials and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Watch the trailer. This documentary is being hosted by by the Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club who will also be providing vegan snacks.
Thursday, September 14th
Sustainable Investing Workshop,12:00 - 1:00pm
Swannanoa River Room (HIG 104)
UNC Asheville is among a unique group of colleges that chose to create an Environmental Social Governance (ESG) endowment fund that is managed by students. Workshop attendants will learn about ethical investing principles and successful methods from advisers to the ESG Fund. Whether you are eager to learn about investing, start investing savings now, or reorient existing investments in a sustainable way, this workshop will empower you with the skills to align your sustainable values with personal finance. Sponsored by the Student Environmental Center.
Farm-to-Table Dinner on the Quad, 6:00 - 9:00pm
SOLD OUT! On behalf of UNC Asheville’s Student Environmental Center, Office of Sustainability, SAIL, Dining Services department and the Contra Club we are excited to invite one and all to The Farm to Table Dinner on the Quad. There will be live music, there will be prizes from sponsors, there will be live dancing; in short, there will be good times. Sponsors include: NeoBurrito, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Mountain Food Products, Buchi, Sow True Seed, Horse + Hero and UNC Asheville Dining Services. See you at the Table!
Students: $10 or two meal swipes
Faculty and staff: $28
Rain location - Student Recreation Center
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Friday September 15th
PercCollider, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Collider, 1 Haywood Street (Wells Fargo Building, 4th floor)
Join us for refreshments and conversation at The Collider, an Asheville based nonprofit innovation center focused on catalyzing market-driven climate solutions. This coworking space houses more than 30 organizations that are using data to build climate solutions. The PercCollider is an opportunity to "collide" over coffee with these organizations, learn about what they do, and how you might be able to get involved. Join a UNC Asheville Alumna for a personal tour of the facility. Any student who attends will earn a FREE year membership to The Collider. Please consider walking or using public transportation! Co-sponsored by the UNC Asheville Career Center.
Talk: Environmental Action Through Art, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Professor Alison Ormsby will lead a discussion about what environmental art means to activism. The talk will showcase different types of environmental art, featuring artists like Pam Longobardi and Alexis Rockman. Sponsored by Active Students for a Healthy Environment (ASHE).
"Erin Brockovich" Film Screening, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Join Underdog Productions for a screening of this Golden Globe and Academy Award winning film based on a true story about an unemployed single mother becoming a legal assistant and almost single-handedly bringing down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply. Watch the trailer. Complimentary popcorn and sodas provided while supplies last.
Saturday, September 16th
Off Campus Work Day, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Meet on campus, transportation provided
Join ASHE members for a day of trail maintenance and trash pickup along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Transportation provided, pregistration required. Co-sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and Active Students for a Healthy Environment.
Sunday, September 17th
Accessible Parkway Cruise and Hike, 9:00am - 11:30am
Meet on campus, transportation provided
Join Outdoor Programs for this hiking trip that will be accessible to people with limited mobility. It will involve riding out to multiple vistas on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and will be fun for everyone involved. Short hikes will be available and optional. Co-sponsored by the SEC and Outdoor Programs, this event is only $5 per participant. Preregistration required.
Tuesday September 19th
4th Annual Bulldog Bike Bonanza 11:00am-2:00pm
This year UNC Asheville will host the fourth Bulldog Bicycle Bonanza which aims to engage students in bicycle advocacy, maintenance, and safety. This carnival-style event will feature educational game booths on the Main Quad from 11:30 to 1:30pm with a raffle drawing at 12:45pm. This event is co-sponsored by the UNCA Bike Shop, the Student Environmental Center, Second Gear, Outrider USA, The Collider, Ski Country Sports, the Asheville Police Department, and UNCA Police.