2019 Environmental Awards & Trashion Show

April 27, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM

Environmental Awards & Trashion Show guests will be treated to an Oscar-like evening of awards and fashion inspired by a love for our local environment.

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There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


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 GreenToGo, 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 open bar (beer & wine) throughout the event.

GA Tickets ($50) include first-come, first-served seating and 2 beer & wine tickets. $40 for members.

All tickets include a pre-show reception and designer meet & greet, heavy 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.

A big THANK YOU to our Sponsors!!


Biltmore Iron and Metal Company

Historic Cotton Mill Studios


  • Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty
  • Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore
  • Gigantic!
  • John and Grace Curry


  • Waste Management
  • EcoDepot Marketplace
  • Equinox Environmental
  • Gaia Herbs
  • Mast General Store


  • Leapfrog Landscaping
  • Sugar Hollow Solar
  • adapt PR
  • Eco-Readers @ Glen Arden Elementary
  • Gail Petty-Johnson & Darrell Johnson
  • Lynn & Allen Brailsford


  • New Belgium Brewery
  • Johnson Brothers Dist,
  • Candoni Wines

About GreenWorks

Established in 1973, Asheville GreenWorks inspires, equips and mobilizes individuals and communities to take care of the places we love to live. With thousands of volunteers, GreenWorks engages the community in grassroots projects including tree plantings, urban agriculture, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation of green spaces, and preservation of Asheville's rivers and trees. The Youth Environmental Leadership Program works to usher in a new generation of environmental warriors for our community. Asheville GreenWorks remains the most active volunteer environmental organization in Western North Carolina.