Educate

Part of this work requires us to foster more resilient communities and create opportunities for the voiceless to be heard.

Knowing is half the battle when it comes to protecting North Carolina’s natural resources. We want to make it easier for citizens to see the connection between our state’s environment and everyday issues – whether it’s related to your health, your job, or your utility bill. Promoting good environmental policy doesn’t only impact our natural resources. It has a direct effect on our families and our economy.

Here at NCLCVF, we want to encourage folks from the mountains to the coast to find a way to engage in the process. We want citizens to have a voice in the environmental decisions being made at the local, state, and federal levels. We do this by educating and engaging citizens on the key issues at play, elevating the environment as part of the public debate, and through local grassroots engagement.

You have the power to engage on issues that are affecting your family, neighborhood, and broader community. With concerns ranging from affordable housing to food insecurity to high energy costs, it takes all of us to work together in order to address these challenges. Part of this work requires us to foster more resilient communities and create opportunities for the voiceless to be heard. One of our projects, PowerUp NC, is working specifically on connecting an increase in energy-efficiency and renewable energy investment to creating real, sustainable jobs and more affordable housing for North Carolina citizens. Read more about this work here.