NC Environmental Stewardship Initiative


DEQ's Environmental Stewardship Initiative is designed to promote and encourage superior environmental performance in North Carolina. This voluntary program is available at no cost to our members. It provides technical assistance and networking opportunities to stimulate the development and implementation of programs that use pollution prevention and innovative approaches to meet and go beyond regulatory requirements. 

The ESI has three levels of participation. Joining is easy! Learn more about the ESI by reading the ESI brochure or the annual report.

Hear more about the ESI from our Stewards!