Heathy and green: City employee workshop

City of Asheville employees turned out on August 24 for a green transportation fair entitled “Put on Your Green Shoes.” The event was geared toward familiarizing city employees with the city’s green fleet of low- and no-emission vehicles, including bikes, an electric smart vehicle and a compressed natural gas car, as well as to learn about and sign up for alternative transit options like carpooling.

Participating employees were also invited to receive free cholesterol, glucose and chiropractic screenings, noted Rachel Doebber of the city’s Office of Sustainability, since changing transportation habits often mean increased activity and improved health.

The event was one in a series of workshops presented for city employee’s in the effort to decrease emissions in the City of Asheville. Several city departments and divisions were in attendance, including the Office of Sustainability, Health Services, Fleet, and Transportation.