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
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