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Thanks to everyone who came out to our largest annual fundraiser, CiderFest NC, last month. The fourth annual event was our biggest and best CiderFest yet, increasing attendance by 150 percent with more than 1,200 guests on hand and generating four times as much revenue for our nonprofit as it did last year. Click here for more photos!  Stay tuned for a date and details for our fifth annual CiderFest NC in fall of 2017! Credit: Petras Barcas Photos
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WNC Green Building Council Newsletter | November 2016

Remember the
WNC Green Building Council
in Your Year-End Giving!

As the holiday season draws closer, there are many ways to give back to support the WNCGBC's programs and priorities!

See below for some of the fundraising and outreach initiatives we are participating in this holiday season, several of which come with great incentives for giving.

You can also always make a tax-deductible donation on our website to support the work we do while reducing your tax responsibility as the end of the year approaches.

Your generous support is what allows us to grow our established programs and launch new projects to serve the green-building community and beyond. Thank you!
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to the WNC Green Building Council Today!

Get Local Coupon Book By Supporting WNCGBC in Give!Local Campaign

Mountain Xpress is celebrating the WNCGBC and 46 other local nonprofits this holiday season with a two-month grassroots donation campaign that’s accessible, fun and rewarding. Last year, Give!Local raised $37,000 for 30 nonprofits. This year, they are shooting for $100,000.

Anyone who donates $20 or more through Give!Local will receive a coupon book filled with great freebies and discounts worth more than $100 from your favorite retailers around the area. High Five Coffee, The Hop, Frank’s Roman Pizza and dozens of others have donated discounts, services and products to thank you for your contribution.

We're also offering unique incentives for donations made specifically in support of WNCGBC through Give!Local.

Donate to the WNCGBC's Give!Local campaign by Dec. 31 at this link!

Enjoy A Night at the Theater and Help Us Reach Fundraising Goal for Appalachian Offsets Project

Earlier this fall, we were excited to announce the long-awaited relaunch of our Appalachian Offsets program for the community. We soon identified our first project of upgrading Blue Ridge Group Homes‘ lighting to more energy-efficient LED lamps. The $16,000 project will result in a savings of 57,047 kilowatt hours and $5,018 in energy costs annually, and is only $500 from being fully funded.

To help us complete fundraising for this project, Charlotte Street Computers has generously donated 50 tickets for us to sell to Asheville Community Theatre's holiday show, "Snowbound," a world-premiere play including original live bluegrass music. We are selling these 50 tickets at $10 each to raise the last $500 for this worthy project. Your ticket purchase can help get us there!

What: Fundraising performance of "Snowbound" to support energy-efficiency upgrade project at Blue Ridge Group Homes
Where: Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15
How much: 50 tickets available at $10 each to raise the final $500

Reserve your seat by donating $10 at this link on our website for each ticket you'd like to buy. Once we receive your donation, we will follow up with you for information to mail your tickets or make them available for pick-up at our office, based on your preference.
Click here to purchase theater tickets and support this community project!

Holiday Shopping for a Cause: Support The WNCGBC By Using AmazonSmile

The WNC Green Building Council is part of the AmazonSmile program, through which Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by their customers.

Follow this link to set up the WNCGBC to benefit from your future purchases.
Once you designate us as the beneficiary of purchases from your account, simply start at and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the WNCGBC. Every purchase pays our nonprofit, which adds up quickly, particularly around the holiday season. We appreciate your support of the WNCGBC's work to advance sustainability!

Set Up AmazonSmile to Benefit Us Today!

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, Nov. 16
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

French Broad Community Energy Forum
Location: Madison County Cooperative Extension Office, 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall, NC
Cost: Free to attend with lunch and refreshments provided

Wednesday, Nov. 16
5 to 7 p.m.

NCBPA Industry Networking Event
Location: Ben's Tune Up, 195 Hilliard Avenue, Asheville, NC
Cost: Free with happy hour drinks and appetizers provided

Thursday, Dec. 15
7:30 p.m.
Snowbound Fundraiser for Appalachian Offsets

Location: Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut Street, Asheville, NC
Cost: $10 donation per ticket, payment taken on WNCGBC site

Did You Know?

WNCGBC is proud to be the latest partner nonprofit and a new member of the Asheville Grown community program!

Go Local cardholders receive $50 off one of our Green Gauge home assessments. The 2017 Go Local card goes on sale for $16 later this month, with deals starting early in December and all proceeds going to support local schools.
Member Spotlight
Thanks to Deltec Homes for their ongoing support as leadership circle members and as regular sponsors of our Kids Zone area of the annual CiderFest fundraiser!

Deltec is an award-winning prefabricated homebuilder that prides itself on manufacturing sustainably in a facility powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Offering round, traditional and modern styles, their homes are best known for energy efficiency, flexible floor plans and durability.

Click here to learn more about Deltec!
On the Blog
Last week, Amy Musser of Vandemusser Design shared some simple but effective steps to help minimize your exposure to the particulate matter currently in our outside air due to forest fires burning in our region.

Read more here!
Rebates Available
The Duke Energy Progress Residential New Construction Program promotes the practice of building highly efficient, better-quality homes with incentives including a rebate of up to $9,000.

Click here for more details and resources!
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