With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about accommodating family and friends who will be visiting the Asheville area. Here are a few of our favorite Western N.C. vacation rentals, from in-town homes close to shops and restaurants, to more rural residences nestled in [...]
Craggy Park, West Asheville’s sustainable urban community, is set to release its next phase of green-built residences, this time at Orrinel Way. On Nov. 4 and 5, from 1-4 p.m., visitors can tour the three new homes of Phase II, explore Craggy Park’s community gathering spaces, and learn about sales options from Mosaic Realty [...]
Asheville, N.C., has become an increasingly huge draw for out-of-town buyers looking to relocate, and it’s no wonder. With the ideal blend of Blue Ridge beauty, adventure, culture and entertainment, people from all over the country are drawn to the region in search of the perfect spot to call home. When you’re ready to relocate to Western [...]
An early leader in the Asheville real estate market’s green movement, Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty is proud to be a part of local initiatives toward a healthier planet. To that end, Mosaic is joining forces with Appalachian Offsets for a fourth year in a row. Appalachian Offsets offers carbon offsets to fund projects that address the damage of climate change by cutting carbon-dioxide pollution in our community.
Helping to ease effects of climate change
The production of harmful greenhouse gases by humans is directly linked to climate change. From purchasing foods and products made thousands of miles away to driving gas-guzzling vehicles to heating and cooling our homes and using electricity, our actions have had an impact on the climate, with devastating results: erratic and destructive weather, severe famine, rising sea levels and crop failures. It’s up to us to find ways to stop and reverse the damage. That’s where carbon offsets come in.
Carbon offsets are pollution equivalents that can be purchased to help pay for a renewable energy project, an energy-efficiency upgrade, or the like. For example, the money from the purchase of three tons of carbon offsets would go to fund a project that either reduces carbon-dioxide production by three tons, or removes three tons of carbon dioxide from the air. Carbon offsetting is a long-lasting tool that aids the environment as well as the community.
How carbon offset initiative works
An initiative from the Green Built Alliance, Appalachian Offsets allows Asheville residents and businesses to offset their carbon footprint while at the same time helping local schools, non-profits, and other area organizations. A few simple steps will get you there: First, calculate your carbon footprint, then make a (tax-deductible) donation to Appalachian Offsets to offset your footprint, at a rate of $20 per ton. The offset donation is then matched with a local school, non-profit, or other community organization to help pay for an energy-efficiency project. Contributions from Mosaic have gone to support a variety of Appalachian Offsets projects, such as water-conservation upgrades, energy-efficiency lighting retrofits, and solar-energy installations.
For more information on Appalachian Offsets, and to calculate your carbon footprint, go to https://www.cutmycarbon.org/. To learn more about how Mosaic helps to build and support the Asheville community through green initiatives and beyond, visit https://mymosaicrealty.com/donations-volunteer-program/.
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Interested in purchasing a parcel of land in Western North Carolina? Asheville and the surrounding areas offer plenty of options to acquire acreage for whatever your lifestyle calls for, whether you’re looking for land to farm, space to raise livestock, or simply room to spread out. When you’re ready to explore acreage opportunities, [...]
Eager to support Asheville’s important nonprofit organizations this fall? Join Mosaic Realty in the coming months as it partners with local organizations to bring meaningful fall fun to our area.
A Benefit for The Center for Conscious Living & Dying - Another event that is part of our Doing Good Through Business fundraiser series: Join Mosaic broker and event host Patrick O'Cain [...]
Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty is committed to supporting the area organizations that advocate for the vitality and health of our neighbors around Asheville and Western N.C. – after all, community is in our name! And thanks to that important mission, Mosaic has reached a major milestone: The realty has given $1 million since its inception [...]
Western North Carolina is gearing up for the first-ever Asheville Beer City Comic Con, to be held Sept. 29–Oct. 1, 2023, at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in downtown Asheville. The event, of which Mosaic Realty is a proud sponsor, brings together fans and experts from varied backgrounds to celebrate comics, science, cosplay, local art – and of [...]
Finding the perfect home in Western North Carolina just got a whole lot easier, thanks to Mosaic Realty’s updated website (www.MyMosaicRealty.com). Intuitively designed, Mosaic’s site streamlines the process of perusing available properties, saving you time so that you can quickly zero in on the best fit for your needs and [...]
Continuing a decades-long tradition of connecting Western North Carolina to the global community through live music, dance, workshops and the arts, LEAF Global Arts Festival kicks off Oct. 19-22, 2023, at Lake Eden in Black Mountain. The festival, of which Mosaic Realty is a longtime sponsor, continues LEAF’s “Legends of the Americas,” a year-long exploration paying homage to First Nation, Indigenous and LatinX art, culture and [...]