Sustainability Initiatives


The Office of Sustainability works with all departments across the City to mitigate the impacts of climate change in municipal operations.

 


Guiding Documents

 

 


Policies

 

 


Local Nonprofit Partners

 

The Office of Sustainability partners with the following local nonprofits to implement community programs:

 

Food Policy Action Plan

 

Waste Reduction

 

Clean Energy

 

Related Services

Dispose of large, seasonal or unusual items

Information about disposing of large or unusual items such as furniture, household hazardous waste, or appliances. As well as instructions for brush, leaves, or Christmas trees.

Recycling guidelines

Information on what can be recycled, how to prepare items for collection, and composting.

Sustainability Initiatives News

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Asheville Food Waste Solution Summit to tackle regional food waste crisis 

  Registration open for second summit to be held on November 14   A coordinated effort to improve food waste reduction is underway.   The Food Waste Solutions Summit is a regional gathering to disrupt food waste issues facing our communities, expand our networks, and inspire dynamic solutions. This second summit, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. [...]

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For Energy Efficiency Day, here are tips to cut your consumption

  Oct. 2 was Energy Efficiency Day. Effectively  increasing your energy efficiency involves more than just using less energy — it requires you becoming aware of how energy is used, where it’s wasted, in everyday life. The City of Asheville is committed to sustainability, and wants to share some tips on how [...]

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Come learn about Asheville/Buncombe County 100% renewable energy initiative 

  Transitioning from fossil-fuel energy use to 100% renewable energy sources will take careful planning. Through their leadership, Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners adopted a goal of doing just that by the year 2030.   In 2018, City Council adopted Resolution 18-279, calling for the City of Asheville to transition [...]