2019 ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS AND TRASHION SHOW
Join Asheville GreenWorks on Saturday, April 27 @ 6-9PM at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore for an evening of fashion, performing arts, and community celebration with a focus on environmental sustainability. Helen Chickering (BPR) and Blake Butler (adapt PR) will MC this very special fundraising event.
Guests will be treated to performances by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, a special “Eco Readers” Kid’s Runway Strut, and a recycled fashion show by local and regional designers set amidst a fantastical “Truffula Tree” forest inspired by Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.
Keynote speaker Crystal Dreisbach of Don’t Waste Durham will share her experience implementing “Green To Go,” an innovative reusable solution to styrofoam take-out containers in Durham, NC.
We will also highlight the inspiring & diverse stories of our 2019 Environmental Excellence Award winners including:
- Dr. Paul Sisco (Lifetime Achievement)
- Susan Sachs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Education)
- Jay Kranyik, Asheville Botanical Gardens (Individual)
- Mosaic Realty, JAG Construction, and East/West Capital Group (Business)
- Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (Organization)
- MSD (“Golden Shovel”)
- Tamia Dame (Youth)
- Scott Richards (Memorial)
VIP Tickets ($75) include front row seating and complimentary drinks throughout the event. GA Tickets ($50) include first-come, first-served seating and 2 drink tickets. $40 for members.
All tickets include a pre-show reception and designer meet & greet, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee.
Proceeds benefit Asheville GreenWorks’ critical work in the area of plastic reduction, including our citizen-led Plastics Reduction Task Force, a Go Easy Guide – an online resource to help business owners find affordable solutions to waste problems, a broad community awareness & education campaign, and furthering innovative partnerships with businesses and communities throughout the area.
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