The City of Asheville is celebrating the results after one year of the free residential food scraps drop off pilot program. In 2022 so far, over 200,000 pounds (155 tons!) of organics has been diverted from the landfill. Thanks to the participation of nearly 4,000 residents, this pilot program is reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions and saving [...]
The City of Asheville is proud to celebrate America Recycles Day November 15 which promotes the importance of recycling and recognizes the efforts of Ashevillians to recycle right. Taking the time to properly recycle improves our quality of life by supporting a clean, economically vibrant, and sustainable environment. More than 23,000 tons of trash are generated [...]
Halloween is over – and your jack-o-lantern has served its purpose with it’s spooky glow. Don’t trash it – compost it! Asheville Greenworks and the City of Asheville have partnered with Wicked Weed West for a Pumpkin Compost Drop Off Event at Wicked Weed West on November 5 and 6. Did you know the [...]
Today, is 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 you can save energy [...]
As our thoughts are with the residents and communities of Florida dealing with the brunt of Hurricane Ian, the City of Asheville turns its attention to preparing our community for potential local weather impacts here. The main threat from Hurricane Ian will be heavy rainfall and gusty winds Friday through Saturday. Two-to-three inches are expected to [...]
Fall has officially come to the mountains and after a glorious season of color, the leaves will soon start to fall. To Asheville residents using paper bags or reusable plastic containers for their fall leaves these past few years, we say thank you and keep up the good work! We’d encourage everyone else to follow this [...]
Enjoying clean water from your tap often starts many miles from your home at “the source”. That’s why the American Water Works Association has named September 25 through October 1, 2022 as “Protect the Source” Week. “The best way to ensure we have high quality drinking water at the tap is to protect our [...]
What’s Up AVL! The City of Asheville’s bi-monthly radio show gives the community the chance to take a deep dive with City of Asheville staff and departments. Learn about different departments and what projects are taking place in your community. This week, the City of Asheville sits down with newly appointed Sustainability Director Bridget Herring [...]
The Office of Sustainability invites you to join in the fun of making a cleaner, greener Asheville at home, at work, and in our community. There are many ways to make small changes with big impact to the health and quality of our environment. Below are a few examples and a super fun opportunity to join in the fun. Earth Day is this Friday and it's not too late to schedule your earth action!
Recently the City of Asheville “flipped the switch” on a photovoltaic array, commonly known as solar panels, at the Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center on Shiloh Road. This is the fifth City facility to include onsite renewable energy production. This completes the City’s portion of projects included in the joint initiative to install solar panels on City of Asheville, Buncombe County, Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools and AB-Tech facilities.
City Manager Debra Campbell is pleased to announce that Bridget Herring has been named as the new Sustainability Director.
The City of Asheville is pleased to team up with Asheville Greenworks and other organizations in multiple efforts to keep Asheville green and clean. Register to be a part of the team.
The report also compares the progress made locally with other NC metropolitan areas. It is great to see all our local NC communities advance the installation of renewable energy.
The City of Asheville is one of over 180 local governments that are members of the Urban Sustainability Network (USDN). One of the recent initiatives of the USDN was a partnership with World Resources Institute and Rocky Mountain Institute to implement a renewable accelerator residential solar cohort that provided technical assistance (including analyzing rooftop solar economics and tracking campaign equity impacts) to local governments implementing a bulk purchasing solar program. The City of Asheville was one of twenty-one local governments selected to participate in the cohort.
City of Asheville shares data from new solar installations at Fire Station 11 and Burton Street Community Center Recently the City of Asheville “flipped the switch” on the photovoltaic arrays, commonly known as solar panels, at Fire Station 11 on Rocky Ridge Road and at the Burton Street Community Center on Burton Street. These are the [...]
The Climate Justice Initiative includes a community led definition of Climate Equity and Climate Justice, as well as the creation of the Climate Justice Data Map for staff and public to visualize and understand local climate threats alongside compounding social and economic stressors. A Climate Justice Guide and Screening Tool for internal operations are also included.
Whether you keep your tree up through the new year or take it down the day after Christmas, there is still the question of how to dispose of it properly. Christmas trees will be collected by the City of Asheville according to the routine brush collection schedule. Residents are asked to remove lights, [...]