Author Archives: Diuvei

Self-interest vs. Sustainability: The Triple Bottom Line

True morality can’t be simplistically reduced to legal codes and scriptural commandments, with their inevitable loopholes and hypocrisies. It’s an art of the heart, practiced whenever you freely choose to act in accord with your conscience. But it isn’t always … Continue reading
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Letter to Asheville City Council re Ingles Smoky Park Hwy

Council should stand by city’s rules with Ingles Tomorrow [March 22, 2011] City Council has a chance to prove why government matters. You can show the doubters on both right and left that the city of Asheville’s regulatory function is … Continue reading
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Council shouldn’t let Ingles violate safety and environmental standards

This Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, Ingles Markets will ask Asheville City Council for special permission to build a big-box store on Smoky Park Highway in West Asheville that would violate existing standards which promote pedestrian safety in large parking lots, … Continue reading
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Save the “Merrimon Magnolia” in Asheville, NC!

Charlotte developer group Merrifield Patrick Vermillion plans to destroy this century-old evergreen companion tree of the twin magnolias Coven Oldenwilde and supporters saved in front of Asheville City Hall in 2008, and plant “small” (spindly) trees instead when it builds … Continue reading
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