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Highland Brewing Seeks to Change Conversation about Climate
August 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
On Aug. 10, there will be an event at Highland Brewing in Asheville that organizers hope will help overcome the divisiveness that the topics of climate and clean energy usually produce. The evening will center around a screening of the 2016 documentary, The Burden, an award-winning film describing the U.S. military’s leadership role in reducing its dependence on fossil fuels and the resulting impact on national security. The event will kick off at 6pm and will include a social time, indroduction and viewing of the film, followed by discussion and Q&A with a panel of experts. Major General Rick Devereaux, USAF (Ret.) will be one of the evening’s guest panelists. The audience will also hear views from several military experts on the impact of climate change on national security. Conversely, environmentalists and those concerned about climate change will learn how viewing environmental issues through a national security lens may help them more effectively communicate with political conservatives who prioritize a strong national defense and economy over environmental policies.