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Sustainability Office

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

Recycling program to expand to Hillcrest and Deaverview communities

Recycling program to expand to Hillcrest and Deaverview communities

Asheville Sanitation crews delivered the big blue recycle bins to the Hillcrest and Deaverview communities the week of Sept. 26. Recycling expands to these communities Oct. 3.   Thanks to the success of the curbside recycling program in the Southside communities, which began in October 2015, more Asheville Housing Authority residents will have access to the program by


Asheville event to mark National Drive Electric Week

Asheville event to mark National Drive Electric Week

A message from the City of Asheville Office of Sustainability:   National Drive Electric Week 2016 is right around the corner, as it takes place the week of September 10-18. This is a nationwide celebration that seeks to increase awareness for today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlights the benefits of all-electric and plug-in

Joint Energy Innovation Task Force forms, announces meeting

Joint Energy Innovation Task Force forms, announces meeting

Buncombe County, the City of Asheville and Duke Energy Progress have established a joint task force known as the Energy Innovation Task Force.   Members have been appointed from local government, environmental and clean energy advocates, large and small businesses, local institutions and Duke Energy Progress. They will research, recommend and implement energy efficiency and


Asheville’s Earth Day: Hard to Recycle collection, 25-cent ART bus rides and Tire Amnesty Days

Asheville’s Earth Day: Hard to Recycle collection, 25-cent ART bus rides and Tire Amnesty Days

What do you do with that old stereo, leftover Styrofoam, cellphones and computers? And old tires, for that matter. Yikes, right? Asheville, we’ve got you covered.   Hard to Recycle event Fortunately, Asheville GreenWorks is on the case. First up is the Hard to Recycle collection this Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at

How green can Asheville businesses go? City teams with chamber for Workplace Challenge

How green can Asheville businesses go? City teams with chamber for Workplace Challenge

Business owners and managers, we feel you. Running a business is hard work. Employees have to be supported, customers need to be served and bills have to be paid. You have a multitude of decisions to make every day. So what if we give you credit for making the right ones? Industrial and commercial buildings


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