Waste Away: Sustainability Series Part 1

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Joe Pellegrino
We kick off our monthlong Sustainability Series at Xpress with content designed to inform and inspire our readers — from profiles of local sustainability leaders to a look at the Buncombe County landfill to our annual poetry contest and the possibility of robot-run restaurants.




  • Matthew Willey painting 50,000 bees across U.S.

    -by David Floyd
    Willey says people started gravitating to the project as soon as he started to work. “I’d turn around as I was painting, and there’d be a grandfather and a young…
  • Zoë Mihalas gets young people outside

    -by Brooke Randle
    Mihalas received the Distinguished Service Award for Youth Education from Trout Unlimited last year for her work in creating a new generation of conservation-minded youth. She challenges young people to…
  • Local seed libraries give the gift of gardening

    -by Laura Hackett
    The Black Mountain Public Library and UNC Asheville offer programs that provide free seeds to the community.


  • Screen Scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The latest Silent Sundays features insights on Harold Lloyd's stunt double, while Asheville 10-Minute Movies finds a new home at The Grey Eagle.