MountainTrue honors Richard Burt for community service




MountainTrue honors Richard Burt for community service

From staff reports

Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 4:53 p.m.

Last Modified: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 4:53 p.m.

ASHEVILLE — On Thursday, MountainTrue announced the winners of the MountainTrue Awards, presented each year at the organization’s Annual Member and Supporter Gathering. 

Award honorees are recognized for their hard work and dedication to protecting our forests, mountains, rivers and streams, and promoting clean energy and sustainability.


Green Sage Cafe of Asheville received the Green Business Award. MountainTrue presents the Green Business Award to a local Western North Carolina business that has exhibited leadership in implementing green practices, getting other businesses to make their operations more sustainable or engaging in environmental advocacy.

Green Sage Cafe, with three locations throughout Asheville, has been a model business for the region. Owners Roger Derrough and Randy Tally are committed members and supporters of MountainTrue. The restaurant has led the green charge in Asheville, installing solar panels, using local and organic ingredients whenever possible and utilizing green practices throughout.

For the past year, Green Sage has hosted Green Drinks, a series of discussions where the community can hear from and ask questions of environmental advocates and organizations every Wednesday. For more information on Green Drinks,