Mobilizing and engaging in democracy

Our Mission

NCLCV Foundation connects and engages people to protect our natural environment and promote the well-being of our communities. We turn environmental values into NC priorities by engaging people in the democratic process, organizing in communities to connect environmental policies to people’s daily lives, cultivating environmental leaders, and advocating for policies at the state and local level that protect the health and quality of life for all North Carolinians.

We fulfill our mission by:
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Mobilizing and Engaging People in Democracy
Connecting to People’s Daily Lives​ icon
Connecting to People’s Daily Lives
Advocating for Sound Environmental Protections​ icon
Advocating for Sound Environmental Protections

We can’t do it alone

You are our partner

In order to address the multiple challenges facing our state, we need active and responsible North Carolinians. We know that protecting North Carolina’s environment starts with you. With your help, we can turn our environmental values into North Carolina’s priorities.

Our sister organization

Our sister organization (NCLCV) works with state leaders and agencies to ensure pro-environmental policies are not only passed but enforced to protect our state.

Our national partner

We work closely with our national partner, the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, to help build a strong environmental movement.

Support your environmental values

Our Work

You don’t have to be a staff member or volunteer with a nonprofit to make an impact on policy. You can get engaged and find information on how you can make a difference. Our main initiatives are:

PowerUp NC

PowerUp NC is a statewide team whose values are rooted in economic, environmental, and racial justice. We are building a movement for a stronger economy, healthier environment, and a more inclusive democracy. We are currently working in the Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Fayetteville communities.

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Civic East

Civic East is an initiative born from the urgency in Eastern North Carolina’s frontline communities. These communities are directly affected by climate change and other environmental issues. We are building genuine relationships to ensure the community is civically engaged in supporting solutions to these challenges. 

Nonpartisan Voter Engagement

Voting makes your values known. Our vision is to see a robust, informed democracy where elected officials reflect your interests and priorities. To make this a reality, we encourage you to participate in the democratic process by registering to vote. We support nonpartisan voter registration and “Get Out The Vote” campaigns.

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Administrative Advocacy

Strong environmental policies do little to protect our environment without strong enforcement. We prioritize environmental enforcement, working directly with state agencies that enforce the laws and keep us safe from toxic pollutants.

North Carolina has a history of underfunding the compliance and enforcement divisions of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), often allowing violators to go unnoticed and unpunished. We work closely with DEQ to inform and improve their enforcement programs, and support both administrative and legislative advocacy efforts to improve existing enforcement programs. 

Our Board

President
Mary Beth Powell
Vice President
Valerie Ann Johnson
Board Member
Bob Kingery
Board Member
Deborah Dicks Maxwell
Board Member
William Munn
Board Member
Elizabeth Redenbaugh
Board Member
Nina Szlosberg-Landis
Board Member
Steve Smith
Legal Counsel
John Wallace

Our Staff

Executive Director
Carrie Clark
Director of Governmental Relations
Dan Crawford
Field and Mobilization Director
Rashad Gibson
Director of Development
Margaret Hartzell
Director of Strategic Communications
Dustin Ingalls
Regional Field Director
Yvette Jones
Regional Field Director
Khalilah Karim
Regional Field Director
Monique Jackson McMillan
Outreach Director
Justine Oller
Field Organizer
Basir Razzak
Regional Field Director
Kaji Reyes-Gertes
Director of Voter Engagement
Fiaunna Shivers
Enforcement Program Director
Robin Smith

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