What is Asheville GreenWorks?
Established in 1973, Asheville GreenWorks inspires, equips and mobilizes individuals and communities to take action to care for the places we love to live.
With thousands of volunteers, we engage the community in grassroots projects such as tree plantings, urban agriculture, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation of green spaces, care and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees.
Through our work, Asheville has been designated as a Tree City USA for 36 years.
GreenWorks Accomplishments 2016
Number of volunteers: 3,215
River and roadside cleanups: 216
Pounds of litter collected by hand: 33,170
Trees planted in Buncombe County: 374
Tons of materials collected at Hard 2 Recycle events: 107,000 lbs
Tires collected at Tire Amnesty Days: 5,909, filling 6 tractor trailers
Number of students engaged in environmental education: 5,964
Click HERE if you're interested in helping out!
Thursday - March 23rd
2017 Environmental Excellence Award
GreenWorks invites nominations of individuals, businesses and organizations located in Asheville and throughout Buncombe County for a 2017 Environmental Excellence Award.
6pm to 9pm
Asheville Masonic Temple
Friday - April 21st
Murray Hill Community Orchard Planting
In partnership with the City of Asheville we will be installing our 8th community orchard. We need loads of muscle to help get these big Apple trees in the ground.
10am to 2pm
Murray Hill Park
187 Bartlett Road, Asheville NC 28801