Land trusts work to enhance local economies
For some North Carolina communities, the "trail to success" for economic development is being found through actual trails.
Southeast Green - Business depends on the environment and the environment depends on business
On the eve of Labor Day weekend, a new report from the nonprofit, nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows that more than 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in the second quarter of this year - more than double the number of jobs announced in the first quarter.
NC Green Travel recently recognized the Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market for the steps it has taken to be a good steward of the environment. With the addition of the Pitt County market, North Carolina now boasts 100 sustainable tourist destinations. You can find a list of all of North Carolina's green tourist destinations on the NC Green Travel Website.
Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The three-story, 100,000-square-foot school opened in fall of 2013 and represents the first LEED Platinum elementary school in North Carolina.
With water becoming an ever increasing need globally, and with fresh water becoming more expensive nationally, a recently organized American company is preparing to introduce a modern and upgraded version of the traditional rain barrel.
The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), a leading 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to shaping the state’s clean and efficient energy future, will host its 6th annual Making Energy Work conference October 1-2, 2014 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Nearly 600 state, regional and national clean energy providers, advocates and decision-makers are expected to attend the two-day conference to discuss the latest information, solutions and technologies impacting a secure energy future and how clean energy plays a role in a globally competitive economy.