In April of last year, the Mountain Xpress article “Future vision: Local sustainability graduate research targets real-world benefits” covered a graduate research project supporting Asheville’s Zero Waste program.
I am hoping downtown businesses can now help support this project by sharing their motivations for waste-management practices. In collaboration with the city of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability and Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, I am conducting a survey of commercial waste-management practices in downtown Asheville.
Identifying motivations for waste-management practices by businesses in downtown Asheville is important for developing effective strategies for policymakers to facilitate sustainable waste-management behaviors. Stakeholder feedback is absolutely essential for making long-term progress toward sustainability goals. Please follow the link to participate in this survey; it should take less than 10 minutes of your time, and all responses will be kept anonymous: http://goo.gl/forms/zh8oZE4U8W
— Alisha Goodman
Editor’s note: Goodman is a student in Lenoir-Rhyne University’s sustainability studies program at the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville.