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What is SustainableNC?

SustainableNC is a partnership initiative to encourage public and private collaboration as NC strives to become a national leader in energy innovation and low carbon economy. This partnership initiative will help North Carolina reach its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2025 and will help companies, local governments, community groups, and private citizens across the state achieve their voluntary environmental goals.

SustainableNC goals:

  • Support, encourage and accelerate voluntary strategies and actions for environmental sustainability
  • Recognize self-paced voluntary actions at all levels, from initial commitments through completion of major initiatives

Why Become a SustainableNC Partner?

You and your organization can take a range of actions that demonstrate environmental leadership and best practices across the state. By setting an example, you'll help NC reach our reduction goals. 

What Does a SustainableNC Partner Do?

As a partner, you can choose one or more of the goals below or create your own.  Whether you are just getting started, ramping up your sustainability efforts or ready for a stretch goal every action makes a difference. 

Who Can Become a SustainableNC Partner?

Any entity with interests in NC can join the program.  

Goals

Planning

Planning

Goals Readiness Level
Adopt an energy disclosure policy Getting Started
Establish a market-based program  
Set a GHG reduction goal Ramping Up
Set a carbon footprint goal  
Commit to carbon neutrality Stretch Goal
Energy Efficiency & Buildings

Energy Efficiency & Buildings

Goals Readiness Level
Complete an energy audit of your building Getting Started
Install LED lighting  
Install energy efficient equipment Ramping Up
Increase energy efficiency  
Reduce energy usage Stretch Goal
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Goals Readiness Level
Increase use of renewable energy Ramping Up
Commit to 100% renewable energy  Stretch Goal
Transportation

Transportation

Goals Readiness Level
Employee transportation incentives        Getting Started
Reduce mileage of company vehicle  
Install electric vehicle charging stations on site  Ramping Up
Replace business vehicles with electric, hybrid or natural gas vehicles  Stretch Goal
Waste & Water

Waste & Water

Goals Readiness Level
Start recycling programs       Getting Started
Reduce waste to landfills  
Reduce water usage Ramping Up
Commit to 100% recyclable packaging  Stretch Goal
Engagement & Outreach

Engagement & Outreach

Goals Readiness Level
Create an internal 'Green Team'        Getting Started
Engage supply chain in emissions reporting  
Provide end-of-use manuals for products  Ramping Up
Conduct life cycle assessments for products  
Reduce supply chain emissions  Stretch Goal