Energy expo to feature sustainable lifestyles

The tenth annual Southern Energy and Environment Expo this weekend in Asheville will features dozens of programs and exhibits on how to create a more sustainable society.

Thousands of people attend each year to hear the talks, attend workshops and peruse the displays. The expo highlights cutting edge technology people can incorporate into their own homes and lives, from simple steps like eco-friendly cleaning products and rain water collection to bigger investments like hybrid cars and solar or geothermal energy.

When the first SEE Expo was held 10 years ago, global warming was still considered “debatable” and green living was outside the mainstream.

“Times have changed, the debate is over, and it’s time for action,” according to the event organizers. “Rebuilding our economy into a rational, sustainable economy begins on the local & regional levels.”

The expo will be held Aug. 20-22 at the WNC Agricultural Center located off I-26 near the airport. For a schedule, go to

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