The Collider – Asheville Blog http://ashevilleblog.com Your Source for all things Asheville Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:14:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.14 Before The Flood Screening At The Collider 11/28/17 http://ashevilleblog.com/flood-screening-collider-112817/ http://ashevilleblog.com/flood-screening-collider-112817/#respond Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:25:36 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11295 Climate change is the “single greatest threat to a sustainable future” and a “golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.”

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Before the Flood documentary by Leonardo DiCaprio to be screened on Nov. 28 as part of climate and environment movie series at The Collider

Climate change is the “single greatest threat to a sustainable future” and a “golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.” 

So says Former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon in Before The Flood, a documentary from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio. The film will be screened on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at The Collider as part of the nonprofit climate innovation center’s monthly film series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7.

 Before the Flood presents an account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions individuals and society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on the planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.

“Time is not a luxury we have,” said DiCaprio. “Our natural world is quickly nearing unprecedented, irreversible and catastrophic change that threatens the very future of humankind. I didn’t want the film to scare people, or present them with statistics and facts that they already know, but to focus on what can and must be done immediately so that we can leave our planet a livable home for future generations. We are quickly running out of time.” 

“When Fisher and I set out on this journey, we wanted to make a film that presented audiences not just with the alarming facts about climate change and the environmental crisis it has created — but one that also showed the solutions we have within our power, right now, to drive lasting change for the future,” DiCaprio said. “Our goal was for audiences to be informed and inspired to take action, to stand up and do their part to act as stewards for our shared planet.”

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family. Refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods Greenlife, Kilwin’s Chocolates, Fudge, & Ice Cream, and Oskar Blues brewery.

Located at 1 Haywood St., on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Asheville at Pritchard Park, The Collider is an innovation center focused on catalyzing climate solutions. It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Access to the building for evening events is through the glass door facing Patton Ave., just a few steps around the corner from the ATM machine.


 

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A Future Without Chocolate? Terrifying! http://ashevilleblog.com/a-future-without-chocolate-terrifying/ http://ashevilleblog.com/a-future-without-chocolate-terrifying/#comments Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:19:53 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11263 Just in time for Halloween, “A Future Without Chocolate? Terrifying!” includes chocolate tastings, discussions with a climate scientist, and film clips from an upcoming documentary on chocolate.

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The Collider addresses climate change and chocolate at Oct. 24 movie night presented by Oskar Blues

Just in time for Halloween, “A Future Without Chocolate? Terrifying!” includes chocolate tastings, discussions with a climate scientist, and film clips from an upcoming documentary on chocolate

The Collider’s monthly movie night, presented by Oskar Blues Brewery and featuring films related to climate and the environment, takes on a different flavor in October with a special presentation on chocolate.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, in a pre-Halloween program titled, “A Future Without Chocolate? Terrifying!” the nonprofit innovation center focused on climate solutions will screen clips from the documentary, “Setting The Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story.

The film follows a group of craft-chocolate makers, including Asheville’s French Broad Chocolates, as they venture into the Peruvian jungle to strengthen direct relationships with farmer communities and identify new kinds of cacao to bring to market.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample single-origin chocolates while a local climate scientist and representatives of French Broad Chocolates discuss the natural environment the chocolates are produced in, to include climate, soil and topography.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family. Popcorn and a selection of Oskar Blues craft beers will also be provided. Due to limited space, early arrival is encouraged.

The Collider is located at 1 Haywood St., on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Asheville at Pritchard Park. Access to the building for evening events is through the glass door facing Patton Ave., around the corner from the ATM machine.

About The Collider

The Collider is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, non-advocacy innovation center focused on catalyzing solutions for the problems of climate change. Located in the heart of downtown “Climate City,” Asheville, N.C., The Collider offers cowork, business, and event space in addition to providing memberships, education, internships, sponsorships, and public opportunities to “collide.” In March 2018 The Collider is spearheading a new conference on the business of climate, ClimateCon 2018, aiming to address the opportunities for innovative solutions for climate change. More info on The Collider is available at thecollider.org. Follow The Collider on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Oskar Blues Brewery

Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado, Brevard, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas while producing 200,884 barrels in 2016. The original canned craft brewery continues to push innovation with the opening of its Austin, Texas brewery and creations like The Crowler and Hotbox Coffee Roasters. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Spain, Chile, the Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K. and Australia.


 

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Free Monthly Climate Change Film Series Continues March 28th @ The Collider http://ashevilleblog.com/free-monthly-climate-change-film-series-continues-march-28th-collider/ http://ashevilleblog.com/free-monthly-climate-change-film-series-continues-march-28th-collider/#respond Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:58:58 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10992 The Collider's monthly movie night, presented by Oskar Blues Brewery and featuring films related to climate change and the environment, continues on Tuesday, March 28, at the nonprofit innovation center in downtown Asheville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public (with a suggested donation). Popcorn and a selection of Oskar Blues beers will be provided.

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Family-friendly event is open to the public; co-sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewery

The Collider’s monthly movie night, presented by Oskar Blues Brewery and featuring films related to climate change and the environment, continues on Tuesday, March 28, at the nonprofit innovation center in downtown Asheville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public (with a suggested donation). Popcorn and a selection of Oskar Blues beers will be provided.

The following two episodes of the award-winning series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” will be screened:

Episode 1: Collapse of the Oceans. In “Collapse of the Oceans” actor Josh Jackson travels to Australia and the Philippines to look at the impacts of climate change on our oceans.

Episode 2: Priceless. In “The Sixth Extinction,” former “Daily Show” correspondent Aasif Mandvi sets off on a quest to understand just how much of a threat climate change poses to endangered species. In “Price on Carbon” actor Nikki Reed explores what some believe to be the ultimate solution for climate change: putting a price on carbon.

“Oskar Blues Presents Movie Night at The Collider” is a family friendly event open to the public. Located at 1 Haywood St., on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Asheville at Pritchard Park, The Collider is an innovation center focused on catalyzing climate solutions. It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Access to the building for evening events is through the glass door facing Patton Ave., around the corner from the ATM machine.

Upcoming movie nights will take place on April 25 and May 30. For more information, contact The Collider at info@thecollider.org or 828-CLIMATE, ext. 101. ###

About The Collider
The Collider is a nonprofit innovation center focused on catalyzing market-driven climate solutions. Headquartered in the heart of “Climate City” – Asheville, North Carolina – and located on the top floor of the iconic Wells Fargo building in newly renovated space at 1 Haywood St., across from Pritchard Park, The Collider exists to bring together diverse expertise and stimulate a new industry: climate products and services. The Collider offers business, event, and cowork space in addition to providing memberships, education, internships, sponsorships, and public opportunities to “collide.” More info on The Collider is available at thecollider.org. Follow The Collider on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado, Brevard,North Carolina, and Austin, Texas while producing 200,884 barrels in 2016. The original canned craft brewery continues to push innovation with the opening of its Austin, Texas brewery and creations like The Crowler and Hotbox Coffee Roasters. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Spain, Chile, the Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K. and Australia.

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