Thursday - Jun 29, 2017

Sustainability Office

City of Asheville working toward a proactive plan in the face of climate change

City of Asheville working toward a proactive plan in the face of climate change

Scene from Biltmore Village during the Flood of 2004. Asheville flooded when Hurricanes Ivan and Frances converged back-to-back on Western North Carolina that September, causing deaths and property damage.     Climate change is not just a buzzword or an agreement signed by nearly 200 nations recently gathered in Paris. It affects us here in

Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Ripe serviceberries are available for picking in Asheville parks, including Pack Square Park in front of City Hall.   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 birds alike. Serviceberries are early


City of Asheville joins with community partners to celebrate Earth Week April 21-23

City of Asheville joins with community partners to celebrate Earth Week April 21-23

The City of Asheville is joining with community partners for a weekend full of Earth Day events and family-friendly activities. The City of Asheville, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Equinox, GreenWorks, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Grower’s School, Mountain True and RiverLink are hosting Asheville Earth Week on April 21, 22, and 23. With multiple events at


Asheville GreenWorks Hard-2-Recycle collection happens Saturday

Asheville GreenWorks Hard-2-Recycle collection happens Saturday

Packing peanuts cluttering up your life? What about Styrofoam from holiday shipping? These items don’t go in your regular recycling bin but you can responsibly dispose of them during Asheville GreenWorks next Hard-2-Recycle event, coming up Jan. 14 in Asheville. They are accepting a lot of things that we tend to accumulate: old cellphones, used books, printer

Asheville’s Office of Sustainability turns lens on climate resiliency

Asheville’s Office of Sustainability turns lens on climate resiliency

Prolonged droughts resulting in regional woods fires pose challenges to our environment and climate resilency. This dynamic is one that the City of Asheville Office of Sustainability and NEMAC are analyzing.   Topic to be incorporated into City’s Comprehensive Plan update   Flooding. Landslides. Drought. Wildfire. Each season brings more worldwide reminders that weather and


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