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We are a tavern and community commons in north Asheville committed to brewing excellent classical style beers and making space for the village to gather and be in community. We are hoping to open our doors in Spring 2016. 

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Pints with Professors: Elizabeth Porter

Join us as we hear from UNCA economist, Elizabeth Porter. She is currently finishing her PhD dissertation in Food & Resource Economics on cacao and its role in income generation in the reduction of deforestation from the Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida. She will give information on the economics of the chocolate industry while we get to pair and taste chocolate with Habitat's own porter! Porter & cacao research + porters & chocolate = a great education! 

Elizabeth Porter is an economist specializing in teaching development, humanitarian assistance, and environmental and natural resource economics. She has over 17 years of professional field experience in international development, serving as a consultant on issues of market-based approaches to development, ethical commodity chains, and international humanitarian assistance. Having traveled to over 70 countries, her experience has been geographically diverse. She has worked throughout Latin America, as well as in Africa and Asia, where she has traveled extensively. 

Elizabeth is the owner of the Porters & Importers Company, a small-business specializing in Fair Trade handicrafts. She has worked as an Environmental Educational Consultant with Rainforest Alliance, and with a number of other non-profit organizations supporting sustainability through education in the Amazon Rainforest. Working in the Ecuadorian Amazon since 2000, Elizabeth has personally witnessed the vast and varied impacts generated by economic and social factors on the rainforest.

Elizabeth’s current research interests include valuation of ecosystem services and land conservation policy.

Earlier Event: December 4
Salsa Lesson + Dance
Later Event: December 6
Hablamos Asheville

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