Environment North Carolina Latest Blog Posts

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Drew Ball
State Director, Environment North Carolina

This past weekend, many of us celebrated America’s Independence Day. To me, the Fourth of July always felt like the half-way point of the year. Needless to say, it’s been a stressful first half of 2020 with COVID-19. Now that society is starting to slowly open, and we are allowed to cautiously venture out, we are being encouraged to practice the three Ws: Wear a mask; wait 6 feet apart to avoid close contact; and wash your hands. Now I’d like to add a fourth W: “Waste not. Responsibly use reusables during this time.”

Tips for making the most of a backyard camping adventure.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Greener Together writing contest! We are pleased to announce the winners.

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Krista Early
Advocate, Environment North Carolina

North Carolina has suffered from some of the worst PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination in the country. We’ve seen the effects it has on our communities and on our citizens. The PFAS problem continues to grow. 

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Krista Early
Advocate, Environment North Carolina

The story of a powerful chemical company is all too familiar to North Carolinians. 

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 10), many of us are making plans to celebrate our moms. Here are 12 ideas that you can use celebrate both your mom and nature this Mother’s Day.

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Jamie Lockwood
Climate and Clean Energy Associate, Environment North Carolina

Spot North Carolina's natural beauty in these Hollywood films. 

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Drew Ball
State Director, Environment North Carolina

Looking for some children’s books to help spark your young one’s love of nature? We’ve got you covered.

Earth Day was primed for a big celebration this year -- it's 50th. But with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it's an event that can't be celebrated with a big party. Still, that doesn't mean teachers (and parents teaching at home) can't connect with students on a broad array of environmental issues.

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Drew Ball
State Director, Environment North Carolina

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico happened 10 years ago and many remember it like it was yesterday.