About Environment North Carolina
Environment North Carolina protects the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment. What’s our key to winning? People like you. Stand up for clean air, clean water and the open spaces you care about by making a donation today.
Who we are
Environment North Carolina is a citizen-based environmental advocacy organization and a project of Environment America. We believe there’s something special about North Carolina — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it's watching for sea turtles at Cape Hatteras or taking in the views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina's natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.
Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, shortsighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment North Carolina. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.
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What we do
Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting our environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door to door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and raising funds to support our work.
When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make your voice heard — using methods like petitions, emails, letters and phone calls, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
Become a member
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment North Carolina by making a contribution today.
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ACTION FOR THE PLACES WE LOVE AND THE VALUES WE SHARE
- To breathe clean air and drink clean water
Polluters are breaking the law, and often, the government fails to stop them. Over the past 25 years, our national litigation team has filed dozens of lawsuits against companies that dumped illegal amounts of pollution into our nation’s air, rivers, bays and harbors—resulting in more than $250 million in court-ordered penalties and pollution reduction actions. With member support, Environment North Carolina is holding polluters accountable. LEARN MORE
- To power our lives with 100% renewable energy
We know we must move swiftly to transform the way we produce energy if we’re to avoid the worst effects of climate change. That’s why Environment North Carolina and our national network have worked to win pro-solar and wind policies in 25 states and clean car laws in 13 states, which led to national fuel economy standards. Now, we’re calling on cities, colleges and companies to move toward 100 percent clean, renewable energy. LEARN MORE
- To allow wildlife and wild places to thrive
Our parks and public lands, and the wildlife that call them home, are part of what makes this country so special. But they need our help now more than ever, as millions of bees are dying off, and our public lands are opened up to fracking and mining. Environment North Carolina is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban bee-killing pesticides, defending the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and standing up for our public lands. LEARN MORE