Climate Resilience


The City of Asheville’s Climate Resilience Assessment has been a collaborative effort with UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC). Led by the Office of Sustainability, this initiative is designed to help the City be prepared for and hopefully lessen the impacts of future extreme weather and climate change.

The primary purpose of the climate resiliency planning process is to consider climate-related threats and hazards (such as fire from drought or flooding/landslides from heavy rain events) with a goal of becoming more resilient, or better prepared for them, through adaptive capacity.

 


Supporting Documents

 

Asheville Climate Resilience Resource Guide

Case Study – Asheville makes a plan for Climate Resilience

Blog post – City of Asheville working towards a proactive plan in the face of climate change

Final Assessment Report – April 2018

Recording from Community Information Session on June 19, 2019

 

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.

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