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Corporate Earth Day Events

Triangle Launch!


EarthShare NC's new Earth Day program is launching April 2015. Demonstrate corporate commitment to the environment, reward and engage your staff with fun team building, do something good for your community to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, network with businesses... there are SO many reasons to be part of the first annual EarthShare NC's Corporate Earth Day Events program in the Triangle--a fun, meaningful way to support nonprofit organizations that are working every day to care for our air, land water and wildlife. Companies can take part in any or all activities including: 


  • Corporate Challenge and After Party: We will match employee teams with hands-on projects with local conservation nonprofits for the afternoon of April 16. Then we are throwing a party for participating companies and nonprofits at Social Gameroom and Tap!
  • Leadership Breakfast, Wednesday, April 22nd from 8-9:30 AM: Be our guest at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham (opening April 2015!) for a unique event featuring leaders in corporate sustainability, updates from environmental leaders, Corporate Challenge awards, and networking.

See our Earth Day 2015 page for details and benefits.

Contact Executive Director Heather Beard    919-687-4840
or confirm via website by 3/15  to become a sponsor.
Photo from PLC on Facebook

Piedmont Land Conservancy's 25th Anniversary


Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC) held the first in a series of 25th Anniversary Tours celebrating permanently protected lands in their nine-county Piedmont region. On February 14th, land lovers of all ages enjoyed learning about the Conservancy's efforts, noshing on home-cooked BBQ, touring Deep Creek Farms in Yadkin County and watching the Junior Southern Rodeo Association performance. If you missed the first tour, their next outing will take place at Flintrock Farm in Rockingham County. Join them March 14th from 10am-12pm, and treat yourself to lunch from Small Potatoes Mobile KitchenVisit this page for more PLC 25th anniversary events.

NCSEA Census Confirms State's $4.8B Clean Energy Industry Continues to Lead

The NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) recently announced results of its 7th annual Clean Energy Industry Census, quantifying the clean energy industry's economic impact on North Carolina. NCSEA created the Census to help measure the impact of North Carolina's clean energy policies and identify where policies are or are not achieving the results policymakers, economic developers, and industry envisioned. The 2014 report reaffirms the role of NC's flourishing clean energy industry in driving the state's economy, with an annual growth of approximately 25% since 2012, and $4.8 billion in gross revenues in 2014-- up $1.2 billion from 2013. According to the report, clean energy projects have reached all corners of North Carolina and bring with them jobs and investment in local communities. Click here to read the full report.

Photo from Fan Li
Enjoy the Raptor Trail and Learn Something New

Every Friday, Carolina Raptor Center hosts field trips. The Center provides visitors with a unique opportunity for hands-on learning and up-close encounters with the over 25 species of raptors living along the 3/4 mile Raptor Trail. Visitors receive a field trip box packed with science and art based activities the whole family can enjoy. Click here to learn more about the Friday events and the Center's many activities.

Photo from BRPF
More TRACK Trails Mean More Happy and Healthy Children

Kids in Parks (KIP), a signature program of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, has been awarded $921,000 from the BCBSNC Foundation to continue its work helping kids and families reconnect with nature through TRACK Trails. Over the next three years, the grant will be used to expand the network of trail adventures throughout North Carolina, with a goal of designating at least one trail in every county. BlueCross BlueShield is an EarthShare NC workplace giving partner. We appreciate their support of ESNC nonprofits through employee gifts and other partnerships.
March/April Events:  Mark Your Calendars

EathShare NC Corporate Earth Day Events- Join by March 15th

March 15th is the deadline to reserve your spot to participate and receive all benefits of sponsorship for EarthShare NC Earth Day Events!

Makin'-a-Difference Monday for Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, March 16th

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy for the latest edition of Makin'-a-Difference Monday at the Oskar Blues Brevard taproom on Monday, March 16th at 5:00pm. Click here to read more about CMLC and how you can support CMLC with a pint.


NC BREATHE Conference with Clean Air Carolina, March 26th

Join Clean Air Carolina on March 26 for the first NC BREATHE Conference to learn how they are Bridging Research on Economics, Air Quality and The Health of Everyone. There is no charge to attend. Visit to see the conference agenda.


Earth Day Jam with LandTrust for Central NC, April 17-19th

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina invites you to attend Earth Day Jam on April 17-19. With a stellar line up of music and activities for the kids, EDJ brings the community together to celebrate Mother Earth. Visit to learn more and buy a ticket.


EarthShare NC's Leadership Breakfast, April 22nd

April 22nd EarthShare NC's first annual Leadership Breakfast. Become a sponsor or purchase individual tickets.


Fifth Annual Flytrap Frolic with NC Coastal Land Trust, April 25th

The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust presents the fifth annual Flytrap Frolic at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden on April 25th, 9am-1pm. Bring your neighbors, friends, and family to learn about our native insectivorous plants! See

Thanks to Fan Li for contributing to this edition of E-News.

ESNC Member Events:
See all events on our  ESNC Member Event Google Calendar

3/7 Hoop Pole Creek Nature Preserve Clean-up with North Carolina Coastal Federation. Click for details.


3/7 & 3/8 Join SEEDs for a series of dry-stack atone wall workshops in March. Register Here.


3/10 Webinar on Bringing Low Cost Wind Power to the Southeast by SACE. Register Here.


3/21 MountainTrue will host a Biological Monitoring (SMIE) Training. Click here to register.


4/18 PTRF's 7th Annual Riverkeeper Cup Cleanup Challenge. See more events here.

Winter Tips:

Windows waste plenty of energy and money. Here are simple things you can do to make your existing windows save energy and keep your home a little cozier: 


  • Install weatherstripping on drafty doors and windows. Storm doors and windows should have weatherstripping on all movable joints.
  • Use stretch-seal, heat-shrink plastic sheeting kits for windows as an inexpensive and easy way to seal warped or single-glazed windows. 
  • Use window quilts or shutters over your windows to keep the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer. An uninsulated drape can cut window heat loss by one-third. An insulated drape can reduce it by half. 
  • Remove, clean, and store window air conditioners. If this isn't possible, wrap the unit with a thick layer of fiberglass insulation and seal it with plastic sheeting and duct tape to keep out moisture. 

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