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Sustainability Office

Asheville GreenWorks announces tree workshops

Asheville GreenWorks announces tree workshops

Free community events to provide education on best tree practices   Asheville GreenWorks, the organization working to preserve and protect Asheville’s urban forest and rivers through waste reduction and recycling, tree planting, litter cleanup projects, and educational programming, is excited to announce a new lineup of free tree workshops. In an effort to protect Asheville’s trees

Duke Energy awards Asheville / Buncombe County with Power Partner recognition

Duke Energy awards Asheville / Buncombe County with Power Partner recognition

    For its 25th consecutive year, Duke Energy has selected six outstanding organizations to receive the company’s prestigious Power Partner award. Duke Energy established the Power Partner award in 1992 to honor businesses and other organizations that achieve exemplary results in categories that include solutions innovation, community excellence, economic development, sustainability innovation and storm

Asheville 2018 in review: New leadership, APD data releases, bond projects advance and more

Asheville 2018 in review: New leadership, APD data releases, bond projects advance and more

  With 2018 in the books, it’s time to take stock of City of Asheville projects and developments from the past year. Here are 10 topics that your City government advanced in 2018.   Debra Campbell becomes Asheville City Manager The search for a new City Manager began in April 2018 with the selection of


Learn about home composting at free workshops

Learn about home composting at free workshops

  Composting is the ultimate in home-based recycling. Through composting, you can feed your landscape, not the landfill. When added to the garden, compost conditions our heavy North Carolina clay soil so that plants grow better and faster. The City of Asheville partners with Asheville Greenworks for composting education, including these upcoming composting workshops: Dec. 18, 6

Asheville City Council adopts 100% Renewable Energy Resolution

Asheville City Council adopts 100% Renewable Energy Resolution

  Envision a clean energy future for the City of Asheville. That’s a City powered entirely by renewable energy through multiple strategies.   It’s not as far-fetched as you may think. Aspen, Colo., is already powered by 100% renewable electricity — a mix of approximately 50% wind, 45% hydropower, and the remaining 5% from solar


Asheville residents asked to bag leaves in sturdy paper

Asheville residents asked to bag leaves in sturdy paper

  Dear Asheville, We’d like you to offer you a new solution for leaf collection this season: paper bags! They are so totally useful — compostable and more eco-friendly. Below is a guide on how to use them effectively, with as little hassle as possible to you, our residents. Thank you, City of Asheville  

Asheville community garden blooms and there’s room for more participation

Asheville community garden blooms and there’s room for more participation

Amanda Levesque, left, and  Clare Hanrahan check on plants at the Elder & Sage  Community Garden,  33-35 Page Ave., downtown. Planking and raised beds make the garden accessible to those in wheelchairs.     These two friendly words just seem to go together: community garden.   After all, you get two things out of it

Free for the picking, find serviceberries in Asheville parks and along roadsides

Free for the picking, find serviceberries in Asheville parks and along roadsides

Serviceberries are ripening in Asheville parks, including Pack Square Park in front of City Hall.   Here are recipes that use them too   Edible serviceberries are ripening throughout many of Asheville’s parks, such as Park Square Park and Carrier Park. This native edible species is well adapted to our climate and feeds humans and


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