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Asheville Participates In World Climate Simulation

Asheville one of 20+ cities worldwide participating in World Climate simulation on Tuesday, Oct. 11; event at The Collider open to the public (reservations required)

Asheville will be one of more than 20 cities around the world where World Climate simulations will be held this week on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Other locations include cities in Ghana, Ethiopia, South Korea, Argentina, UK, and Nigeria. World Climate is the award-winning “serious game” designed in Asheville by Climate Interactive, an organization with offices at The Collider.

The event will be led by Drew Jones and Ellie Johnston of Climate Interactive, who use the simulation behind the game to help the actual UN negotiations. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to limited space: http://worldclimatesimulation-avlcollider.eventbrite.com. Pizza and drinks provided. All ages welcome.

The Collider is located on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Asheville at 1 Haywood Street, across from Pritchard Park.

Attend and experience what it takes to create a global agreement to address climate change by playing a world leader that must work with others to take ambitious action. No prior experience necessary. Climate Interactive promises an evening of fun and insights into climate change and what it will take to address it.

The World Climate simulation was developed by Climate Interactive (with offices in Asheville) and MIT. This simulation is unique in that it uses a computer simulator to give participants feedback in real time on the progress of their negotiations. In the past year, more than 20,000 people have played World Climate, including the President of Micronesia.

MORE ABOUT CLIMATE INTERACTIVE: The biggest challenges facing our lives on Earth are made up of complex, interconnected parts. People need better ways to understand the full picture. That’s where Climate Interactive comes in, a not-for-profit organization based in Washington DC with offices at The Collider in downtown Asheville. Climate Interactive helps people see what works to address climate change and related issues like energy, water, food, and disaster risk reduction. See more here.

MORE ABOUT THE COLLIDER: The Collider is a nonprofit, non-advocacy, and nonpartisan innovation center focused on climate. The world-class facility, located on the newly renovated, half-acre, top floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Asheville, offers cowork, event, and education space where businesses and scientists can “collide,” innovate, collaborate, and educate. Due to Asheville’s growing reputation as a center of excellence for the climate services industry — with The Collider at the center — Asheville is gaining a new moniker, “Climate City.”

For information visit thecollider.org or contact The Collider at 1-828-CLIMATE or info@thecollider.org. The Collider is on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecollider.asheville/ and on Twitter @TheColliderAVL.

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