Climate Justice Initiative

The Climate Justice Initiative explores and defines Climate Equity with the City’s frontline community members; those most directly affected by climate change impacts identified in the City’s Climate Resilience Assessment.

Food Waste Reduction Initiative

The Food Waste Reduction Initiative aims to provide useful information and tips to residents seeking ways to reduce their household food waste, pilot opportunities for community compost drop sites, elevate the message of food waste reduction, and model food waste reduction initiatives in city facilities.

Municipal Climate Action Plan

The Municipal Climate Action Plan will incorporate all new additions of policies and resolutions while creating a roadmap on how to accomplish adopted goals and identify those most impactful at carbon mitigation and climate resiliency.

Onsite Solar for Public Facilities

The City of Asheville and Buncombe County are contracting with M.B. Hayes to install solar photovoltaic power generating systems (“PV Systems”) at 45 sites throughout the county. Construction will occur between March 2021 - February 2022 at several local public agencies, including the City of Asheville, Buncombe County, AB Tech, Buncombe County Schools and Asheville City Schools. The four City sites are Burton Street Community Center, Shiloh Recreation Center, Fire Station 10 and Fire Station 11.