EarthShare North Carolina is a steward of the state. We partner with workplaces and YOU to strengthen the capacity of our 70+ member nonprofits to make NC sustainable for the people who live and work here. Do your EarthShare: Learn. Give. Volunteer.
June/July EarthShare NC E-News 
In This Issue
Congratulations to EarthShare NC award winners! 

Campaign Coordinator of the Year:
City of Durham Seven Stars Strategy Team


This team of volunteers works year round to engage Durham's employees in giving back to their community. Thank you, Seven Stars Strategy Team! Your efforts resulted in over $100,000 in employee charitable contributions for the environment, health, social services, and more.


Campaign of the Year: FLS Energy

FLS Energy does a great job connecting employees with EarthShare NC nonprofits. FLS increases the impact of employee gifts by making a matching contribution. They also host speakers from EarthShare nonprofits and in 2013 completed a volunteer project with Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy. All these factors contributed to an 83% increase in FLS Energy's total giving to the community last year.
Community Friend of the Year: Philip Blumenthal of Blumenthal Foundation

EarthShare NC's work to strengthen environmental nonprofits is advanced each year with the help of people and organizations across the state who invest their time and resources into that mission. Philip Blumenthal is a long time friend to the environmental community who has become an ESNC advocate and advisor in the Charlotte area.
LandTrust of Central North Carolina Joins EarthShare NC


Companies across North Carolina will now make a larger impact in preserving special NC places through their partnership with EarthShare NC. 


In May, LandTrust for Central North Carolina joined EarthShare NC's coalition of 70 NC and national non-profits. The LandTrust for Central North Carolina preserves the lands, vistas and essential nature of a ten-county region including Anson, Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Iredell, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan and Stanly.


 Businesses partner with EarthShare NC to make it easy for employees to take part in keeping NC a healthy and beautiful place. "EarthShare is a convenient way for our members to contribute to our organization in a meaningful and sustainable manner," said Jason Walser, Executive Director of the LandTrust for Central North Carolina. "It's also a great way to introduce a broader audience to the important work we are doing to permanently protect unique natural areas, land along rivers and streams, family farms and cultural sites throughout North Carolina's heartland."


EarthShare NC Executive Director receives  

national New Business Leadership Award


Heather Beard, Executive Director of EarthShare NC (ESNC) since 2004, was presented with the inaugural New Business Leadership Award at the EarthShare national meeting in Washington, DC on June 6th. The award was created to recognize the staff person in the EarthShare national network with the most outstanding accomplishments in leadership and growth for the year. ESNC staff, the Board of Directors, and ESNC's nonprofit Members have created many new workplace partnerships and demonstrated creativity and innovation in finding new approaches to meet our mission.

Photo from SEEDS
 A Busy Summer at SEEDS  

EarthShare Member SEEDS in Durham, NC recently celebrated the grand opening of their newly renovated space with a Pie Social/Contest and Skill Share Auction. The day resulted in 106 pies, 15 skillshares, and money raised for salaries for DIG summer crew members. The Durham Inner-city Gardeners (DIG) program empowers teens by teaching organic gardening, business practices, healthy food choices, and food security values.
SEEDS, founded in 1994, teaches respect for life, the earth, and each other through gardening and growing food. Read more at
Free coffee, tea, and snacks!

Out of an office in downtown Durham, EarthShare NC's 2.5 staff members make a big impact on preservation across the state. We are a friendly crew and would love your help, whether it's one hour or one day a week.
What do you love to do? Filing, mailing, data entry; creative work with photos, videos, or online content? Expertise in SalesForce, web design, or marketing? We will put your talents to good use. Help ESNC and you help 70+ nonprofits!

Contact or call 919-687-4840
ESNC Member Events:
See all events on our ESNC Member Event Google Calendar
Mondays June-Aug:
Local Bites: Market Crawl and Cooking Class with NC Coastal Federation. See details
6/28, 7/7, 7/12, 7/14, 7/26: Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail workdays across the state. See the full calendar
7/4-7/5: 35th Annual Festival for the Eno with Eno River Association.
7/12-7/15: French Broad Float with Western NC Alliance. See website for trip details. Weekend option available.
Green Picnic Guide  
from EarthShare


  • Use washable, reusable cloth napkins and tablecloths--check your closets for old bandannas and linens that you don't mind getting dirty.
  • Stick to sunscreen and insect repellents made with fewer chemicals and avoid spraying your entire picnic area with toxic products. 
  • Take your waste home with you. Leftover picnic food is tempting to park animals. Bring an extra storage container for food waste and a tote bag for recycling.
  • Consider using your melted ice to rinse reusable dishes and utensils.
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