UWABC’s fierce commitment to addressing equity, education, poverty, and injustice shows up big in our focus on community schools, coordination of United for Youth, mobilization of volunteers through Hands On Asheville, support of the statewide NC 211 call center, and funding for local nonprofits. These programs are relied upon for improving the lives of individuals and families in our community. Today, UWABC has an opportunity to do something spectacular for its long-term operations costs, ability to fulfill our mission, and the health of our planet.
With leadership from Green Built Alliance and their Appalachian Offsets program, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County has been selected as the first nonprofit recipient of their program to channel carbon offsets from local companies into local community solar projects. Blue Ridge Power has also committed to supporting UWABC with a 68kW solar system. This investment will reduce our building’s carbon footprint by 60% and allow us to convert those savings into greater investments in youth and families across Buncombe County.
We're thrilled to partner with Blue Ridge Power and Green Built Alliance's Appalachian Offsets program to dramatically reduce our energy consumption and convert the cost savings directly into strategies and solutions that impact youth and families across Buncombe County.
- Dan Leroy