Elemental Asheville: Environmental Integrity in WNC
Preserving and enhancing our natural resources
Location: Bent Creek Experimental forest Training Center and Green machine, Woodfin
Bent Creek Experimental Forest
Renaissance Computing Institute
Western North Carolina Alliance
City of Asheville Office of Sustainability
French Broad River Keeper
Curbie Green Machine Recycling
Duke Study: Toxins Reaching NC lakes, rivers
Factsheets - RiverLink
Adopt-a-Stream Project Sheet
Environmental Education - Overview
Paddle Trail Sheet
RiverLink Projects and Outreach Factsheet
Volunteer Project Sheet
Wilma Dykeman Fact Sheet
Background Reading - Jim Fox
WNC Vitality Index
Background Reading - Julie Mayfield
Article on Smart Growth
Background Reading - Amy Musser's on Energy Conservation (replacing Chris Mathis-Panel 2)
National energy education development project - Energy consumption in the US
RESNET interactive HERS index
Boulder, CO Green points
Boulder, CO Two Techs and a Truck
Cincinnati, OH LEED tax exemptions
Additional Background Reading & Resources
Garbology: America's Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes
Living Green & Saving Energy – Tips, news, and commentary on going green and saving money
Going Green Magazine – Easy ways to go green
Living Green Magazine – Where Green is Read!
Natural Life Magazine – Green family living
National Geographic Green Guide/Green Living – Pertinent, useful ideas and resources for green living, saving energy, gardening, reducing & recycling, green household.
National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
Backyard Composting – North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service – Asheville 828 255-5525
A Recycling Revolution – Facts for folks who thrive on information
Clean Air Council – protecting everyone’s right to breathe clean air – lots of recycling tips.
Global Stewards – Eco-friendly tips and sustainable solutions for a healthy planet.
Top Environmentally-Friendly Cars – a new study highlights vehicles that are least harmful to the environment.
Green Clothes – Fashion and eco product news – lots of articles, resources. One of interest: Eco Products from Coffins to Edible Shoe Cream.
Green Home Guide – US Green Building Council – ideas for eco-friendly building, remodeling.
Ways to Get Involved
List of local and regional organizations with an environmental focus
Volunteer with the WNC Alliance