Jackson County Green Energy Park
Watch and learn as artists safely and efficiently harness the otherwise harmful greenhouse gases from the landfill to source the energy for their glass blowing, blacksmithing and pottery creations.
The Jackson County Green Energy Park (JCGEP) utilizes clean, renewable energy resources to encourage economic development, provide environmental protection, and offer educational opportunities that together will help lead towards a more sustainable future for Western North Carolina. Located in Dillsboro, JCGEP captures methane gas from the old town landfill, then uses the gas as fuel for a series of artisan studios. Tours of the park are available to the public and include a glassblowing demonstration, a walking lecture on the GEP’s renewable energy use and history, a visit to the ceramics kiln, and a blacksmithing demonstration when available.
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