In fall of 1998, North Carolina Executive Order 156 was issued, challenging state government to set an example of environmental stewardship. Across state government, this challenge was enthusiastically accepted. It was quickly discovered that many agencies were already engaged in numerous activities to reduce their environmental footprint. Now, local governments are joining the sustainability initiative by greening their buildings, fleets and purchases.
It’s time to reinvigorate this effort! Government employees across the state experience similar regulatory statutes and challenges, and share the extremely important role of providing services to the public. This positions government as a highly visible role model for the state’s citizens, businesses and industries, and provides an excellent opportunity to set the example, leading the way in environmental stewardship. N.C. Project Green is an opportunity to unify our efforts of sustainability in North Carolina state and local government, where we can learn from our peers and create goals to succeed in environmental stewardship initiatives.
Case studies, resources and much more information can be found on this site covering the six main topic areas below. Take a look around and get green.
Click here to join our NCPG listserv hosted by UNC for North Carolina state agencies and local government employees to discuss sustainability efforts and opportunities in N.C. government. It's also a great way to stay informed about meetings, workshops and events. We look forward to partnering with you to green North Carolina's government.
Go to Webinars and Meetings to view the PDF handouts for the Welcome to N.C. Project Green meetings!