Greener Asheville?

Sunday we had the joy of seeing Obama in person. It was truly a “yes we can” moment, being able to be part of making history! And for the first time, not just “his”-story, the white European, but all-of-ours story. It was an extraordinary event—peaceful, efficiently run and so very hopeful. And at a time when Asheville certainly needed, ummm, pumping up.

So it was my true surprise when the stadium cleared out and was [left] filled with litter! This was green Asheville? I just thought there would have been recycling buckets or—novel idea—that people would at least have picked up their own garbage! You brought it in, you take it out! Do we in Asheville just say we are green? What is that all about Asheville?

— Ariel Harris

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