Established in 1970, the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club advocates across the state and in our capitol, from the mountains to the coast, for a clean, healthy North Carolina safe for both current and future citizens. The Chapter has over 15,000 members and 14 local groups across the state, a statewide office in downtown Raleigh, and a field office in Asheville.
Slow Food is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 that promotes the pleasure of good food and the integrity of local cultures that grow it. It envisions a region with local markets, restaurants, and small farms overflowing with fresh food and food choices. Locally, Slow Food is represented by Slow Food Piedmont Triad. The group is comprised of people from a broad range of backgrounds, all fun-loving, all committed to the enjoyment of eating good food and supporting our local food community. In both thought and action, Slow Food Piedmont Triad promotes a slower, more harmonious rhythm of life. Local initiatives include providing food education, promoting the sustainable use of land, identifying endangered food species, and supporting artisan producers, slow restaurants, and small farmers.
The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a farmer-driven, membership-based501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic food by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building systems that family farms need to thrive, and educating communitiesabout local, organic agriculture.
The purpose of the Community Sustainability Program Committee is to review the City’s Local Action Plan and provide periodic reports and recommendations to City Council with regard to greenhouse gas emissions and related sustainability issues. Sixteen members are appointed by the City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor. The Chairman of the Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor. The members of the committee shall be composed of individuals with the following skills or background: small, medium and large business, industrial, architectural/building, transportation, energy and environmental.
Yadkin Riverkeeper seeks to respect, protect and improve the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin through education, advocacy and action. North Carolina’s rapid population growth, particularly in the Triad region, is having a profound impact on the Yadkin River. This unprecedented growth threatens local drinking water supplies. Consequently, the program works with residents, regulators and elected officials throughout the basin to ensure compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and NC pollution control laws.