The impact of our work is as varied as the treasures of this state.
But you don’t have to take our word for it —you can see the evidence all around you.
North Carolina Oyster Blueprint
The North Carolina Coastal Federation collaborates with multiple stakeholders and partners to promote oyster restoration, education, science, mariculture and sustainable harvest efforts in the state through N.C. Oyster Blueprint. Oysters provide a great deal to our well being: they filter the water from harmful pollutants, they provide essential habitat for a diverse collection of aquatic animals, and Oyster reefs also support the production of crabs and finfish valued at over $62 million annually.
Through PowerUp NC, North Carolina League of Conservation Voters Foundation is building a movement for a stronger economy, healthier environment, and a more inclusive democracy. Through education, engagement, and grassroots organizing, they are advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that lower energy bills, improve housing conditions, and reduce pollution by lowering dependence on fossil fuels.
Clear the Air for Kids!
Clear the Air for Kids!, aims to dramatically reduce diesel emissions from school buses to protect children’s growing lungs through the retrofitting of school buses with air quality filters and encouraging limited idling by buses and in the carpool lines. The program also helps schools manage ozone gardens, implement anti-idling campaigns and wave the air quality flags, the program raises awareness among parents, teachers and students about the impact of air pollution on children’s health.
Caring for Wild Cats
Carolina Tiger Rescue works for the day when animals in captivity are treated with respect. They advocate on a statewide level for the humane treatment of animals in captivity. Last year, over 19,000 people were educated about the threats to wild cats in the wild as well as in captivity.
Social & Climate Justice
In the U.S. about one in every 26 deaths–about 10,000 total–is caused by outdoor air pollution, both fine matter particulate in ozone. This disproportionately impacts poor communities and people of color. Health professionals can be powerful allies to make a difference and Clean Air Carolina’s Medical Advocates for Healthy Air, a public health advocacy group, is working to do just that. MAHA provides climate health education to prepare clinicians for clinical practice and leadership in a changing climate, to help patients identify and adapt to air pollution and climate impacts, and to build resilience in our healthcare infrastructure.
Enjoy the Outside
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail stretches 1175 miles from the Great Smokey Mountains to the Outer Banks. The Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail work tirelessly statewide building and maintaining the trail, encouraging communities to create new sections of trail, and helping people hike it. They also provide volunteer and educational opportunities to provide access to the trail for all.