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Environmental Groups in West North Carolina

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Sierra Club – Wenoca Group
Asheville
828-683-2176
Mission: Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
-Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
-Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment;
-Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives

French Broad Riverkeeper
Asheville
828-258-8737
Mission: MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina.

The Climate Reality Project: Western North Carolina Chapter
Asheville
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Watauga Riverkeeper
Boone
828-258-8737
Mission: MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina.

Sierra Club – Pisgah Group
Brevard
919-833-8467
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Sierra Club – Central Piedmont
Charlotte
704-458-6651
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

Catawba Riverkeeper
Charlotte
704-679-9494
Mission: The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation educates and advocates to protect the Catawba-Wateree River Basin for all who depend on and enjoy it.

The Climate Reality Project: Charlotte, NC Chapter
Charlotte
Mission: The Earth is facing a climate crisis, driven by fossil fuels. At the Climate Reality – Charlotte, NC Chapter, we’re here to make urgent action a necessity by bringing education and awareness to the Charlotte region.

Green Riverkeeper
Hendersonville
828-692-0385 ext.1004
Mission: The Green Riverkeeper is the key protector and watchdog of the Green River Basin in Western North Carolina. MountainTrue’s Green Riverkeeper Gray Jernigan, who also serves as our Southern Regional Director, fights for safe and healthy waterways for all citizens of the Green River watershed.

Broad Riverkeeper
Lawndale
704-300-5069

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Sierra Club – Orange-Chatham Group
Chapel Hill
617-599-0669
Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Climate Reality Campus Corps: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter
Chapel Hill
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Sierra Club – Headwaters Group
Durham
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

The Climate Reality Project: NC Chapter
Durham
415-602-1234
Mission:
To educate the public about the science and consequences of the climate crisis and to encourage people to act in ways, big and small, that will help keep our planet livable for all life forms.

Climate Reality Campus Corps: North Carolina Central University Chapter
Durham
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Sierra Club – Piedmont Plateau Group
Greensboro
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

The Climate Reality Project: Orange County, NC Chapter
Hillsborough
919-260-3686
Mission:
Inspire individuals, communities, governments and businesses to do everything possible to save our planet from the climate crisis, pollution, and all other forms of damage to our earth.

The Climate Reality Project: Lake Norman, NC Chapter
Lake Norman
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Haw Riverkeeper
Pittsboro
919-542-5790
Mission: Our mission is to promote environmental awareness, conservation and pollution prevention; to speak as a voice for the river in the public arena; and to put into peoples’ hands the tools and the knowledge they need to be effective guardians of the river. Our Haw Riverkeeper advocates for clean water, and against threats to the river.

North Carolina Wildlife Federation
Raleigh
919-833-1923
Mission: Since 1945, North Carolina Wildlife Federation has worked for all wildlife and habitat bringing together citizens, outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and anglers, government and industry to protect North Carolina’s natural resources. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, our non-profit 501c3 organization is made up of people who value wildlife and wild places and the many ways to enjoy them.
Mission: To protect, conserve and restore North Carolina wildlife and habitat.

Sierra Club – North Carolina
Raleigh
919-833-8467
Mission:1. Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth, starting right here in North Carolina.
2. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources.
3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
4. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Sierra Club – Cape Fear
Raleigh
919-833-8467 ext 105
Mission: Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet!

Sierra Club – Capital Group
Raleigh
Mission: Explore, Enjoy & Protect the Environment of North Carolina.

The North Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals
Raleigh
Mission: Promote standards and ethics throughout the professions that comprise environmental management;
Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among professionals; and
Provide recognition for outstanding environmental management achievement in North Carolina.

NC League of Conservation Voters
Raleigh
919-839-0006
Mission: Protecting our natural resources while ensuring all North Carolinians have the best quality of life possible.

Upper Neuse Riverkeeper
Raleigh
919-856-1180
Mission: As the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper my job is to protect the water quality in the Upper Neuse River Basin.

Climate Reality Campus Corps: North Carolina State University Chapter
Raleigh
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Dan Riverkeeper
Stoneville
336-613-6109
Mission: Dan Riverkeeper will be dedicated to protecting our waters and restoring them to a condition that few today have seen. Frequent water quality testing, regular patrols, and community engagement are tools used to advocate for proper enforcement and further legislation to protect our precious resource.

Sierra Club – Foothills Group
Winston Salem
336-659-8838
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystem and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

The Climate Reality Project: Winston-Salem, NC Chapter
Winston-Salem
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Yadkin Riverkeeper
Winston Salem
336-722-4949
Mission: Yadkin Riverkeeper seeks to respect, protect and improve the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin through education, advocacy and action.

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Sierra Club – Medoc Group
Elm City
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Sierra Club – Cypress Group
Greenville
252-258-3329
Mission: The Cypress Group of the Sierra Club exists for its members to explore,enjoy and protect our environment through conservation, education, outings, and advocacy.

The Nature Conservancy in North Carolina
Kill Devil Hills
252-441-2525
Mission: Every species we protect and acre we restore begins with you.

White Oak-New Riverkeeper
Midway Park
910-382-1370
Mission: It is the mission of the White Oak-New Riverkeeper Alliance to restore and protect the White Oak and New Rivers through strong advocacy, enforcement of environmental laws, public education and promotion of citizen ownership and responsibility in the care of these rivers.

Sierra Club – Croatan Group
Morehead City
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment;
and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Crystal Coast Waterkeeper
Morehead City
252-514-0629
Mission: Through education and advocacy, we work for the protection of the waters, land and communities of the Crystal Coast and offshore Atlantic Ocean, to preserve the heritage, values, recreation and seafood of the areas vital ecosystems.

The Climate Reality Project: Eastern North Carolina Chapter
Morehead City
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Lower Neuse Riverkeeper
New Bern
252-637-7972
Mission: Protecting the lower Neuse River basin through education and advocacy.

Izaak Walton League of America – White Oak River Chapter
Swansboro
252-393-8879
Mission: Eastern NC Chapter of IWLA, dedicated to protecting soil, air, woods, waters, wildlife, outdoor recreation and conservation activities

Pamlico Tar Riverkeeper
Washington
252-946-7211
Mission: To monitor and protect the Tar-Pamlico River and its watershed through education, advocacy, and research.

Waterkeepers Carolina
Washington
252-702-0039
Mission: To safeguard the health of all people by monitoring, protecting, and restoring North Carolina’s water while promoting environmental justice from the mountains to the sea.

Cape Fear Riverkeeper
Wilmington
910-762-5606
Mission: To protect and improve the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through education, advocacy, and action.

Environmental Groups in United States

1% for the Planet...A global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet. More than $175 Million dollars given back to the environment.

314 Action- 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in science.  We are committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting the Trump administration's attacks on science.

350.org- 350 is building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change.

Association of Environmental Professionals...to be the interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions.

American Bird Conservancy...to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Our commitment to bird conservation remains absolute, even while some other groups shift their mission to prioritize people over wildlife. We believe unequivocally that conserving birds and their habitats benefits all other species — including people.

American Farmland Trust...to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

Audubon ...to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Center for Biological Diversity...At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Citizens Climate Lobby...Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Clean Water Action...To protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

Conservation International...Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

Conservation Land Foundation..to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Earth Island Institute...Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends.

Earth Justice...Earthjustice was created by a small group of attorneys with a passionate belief that the power of the law could be used to preserve the environment.

Earth Watch Institute...To engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

Earthworks... Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

Environment America...Through Environment America, you protect the places we love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives.

Environmental Defense Fund...to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Environmental Working Group...to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

Forest Stewardship Council...to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.

Friends of the Earth...fights to protect our environment and create a healthy and just world.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness ... is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.

Green America... to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Green Latinos...a national non-profit organization that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States.

Greenpeace ...Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace Fund... campaign on a variety of issues, centering on the following: Stop climate change, Defend our oceans, Protect ancient forest, Say no to genetic engineering, Eliminate toxic chemicals, End the nuclear age, Encourage sustainable trade and agriculture, Demand peace and disarmament.

Interfaith Power & Light - Interfaith Power & Light inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

International Rivers...protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

Izaak Walton League...To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Land Trust Alliance...To save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.

League of Conservation Voters...works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, as part of the Conservation Voter Movement along our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

National Geographic Society...The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

National Parks Conservation Association... protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.

National Wildlife Federation ...We believe America’s experience with cherished landscapes and wildlife has helped define and shape our national character and identity for generations. Protecting these natural resources is a cause that has long united Americans from all walks of life and political stripes. To hunters, anglers, hikers, birders, wildlife watchers, boaters, climbers, campers, cyclists, gardeners, farmers, forest stewards, and other outdoor enthusiasts, this conservation ethic represents a sacred duty and obligation to protect and build upon our conservation heritage for the sake of wildlife, ourselves, our neighbors, and—most of all—for future generations.

Natural Resource Defense Council...NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Ocean Conservancy... Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.
Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Polar Bears International...to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.

Rainforest Action Network... preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.

Rocky Mountain Institute... (RMI)’s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

Stand.Earth...believes that protecting our planet is everyone’s business. Because of our work, environmentally responsible businesses and governments will thrive. Natural systems will be protected, and the people and wildlife that depend on them will prosper. Markets will be more transparent and ethical.

The Climate Reality Project...To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

The Nature Conservancy...to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

UN Environment Programme...to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Waterkeeper Alliance...strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development...to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful.

World Watch Institute...Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

World Wildlife Fund...to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.