The City of Asheville works to mitigate the impacts of climate change in City operations and encourages community members to utilize the following resources to help you become more sustainable at home.

Reduce Energy Bills

The City supports the Blue Horizons Project which assists residents in reducing their energy consumption for little to no cost based on income.

The City offers residential fee rebates for permits through the Department of Development Services pertaining to:

  • Solar Energy Installations
  • Energy Efficient Homes
  • Shade Trees

Eat Local

The City has adopted a food policy action plan to increase access to locally grown, healthy foods for the city’s community members.

Interested in gardening but do not have access where you live? The City works with community partners to provide:

Reduce Waste

Did you know the City has a goal to reduce waste by 50% by 2050? For more information on how you can participate in composting initiatives and recycling visit click here to visit the Sanitation Division.

Improve Resilience

The City recently created the Climate Resilience Resource Guide for homeowners to identify best management strategies from threats identified through the climate resilience assessment.