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EPA Awards Land-Of-Sky Regional Council Grant to Fund Reading, Riding and Retrofit – Schools Leading The Way To Sustainability

Release Date: 02/24/2010
Contact Information: Kara Belle, (404) 562-8322, belle.kara@epa.gov

(ASHEVILLE – February 23, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award Land-of-Sky Regional Council a Climate Showcase Grant to fund the Reading, Riding and Retrofit project that will support environmental sustainability in public schools throughout Buncombe County, North Carolina. The project will create energy efficient school building retrofits, transportation system enhancements, Recycling improvements and volunteer “Green Teams” to support the schools.

The Climate Showcase Grant will directly support the annual reduction of Green House Gas emissions by an estimated 1,129 tons. Land-of-Sky Regional Council will partner with Buncombe County and City of Asheville school officials and other partners to lay the ground work for long term potential reduction of Green House Gas emissions by more than 11,000 tons annually.

Who: EPA and Land-of-Sky Regional Council

What: EPA Climate Showcase Grant Award Ceremony

When: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Public Works Building – 161 South Charlotte Street, Room 109, Asheville, North Carolina