Residential 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. Blue Horizons Project Blue Horizons Project Video 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. AVL Edibles Map ASAP Farmer’s Markets Interested in gardening but do not have access where you live? The City works with community partners to provide: Community Gardens Adopt-a-Spot 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.