Letter writer: Downtown businesses: Please share motivations for waste-management practices

Graphic by Lori Deaton

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
Asheville

Editor’s note: Goodman is a student in Lenoir-Rhyne University’s sustainability studies program at the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville.

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