About the NC Chapter

Established in 1970, the North Carolina Chapter advocates across the state and in our capitol, from the mountains to the coast, for a clean, healthy North Carolina safe for both current and future citizens. As of 2009, the Chapter has 17,000 members and 13 local groups across the state, a statewide office in downtown Raleigh, and a field office in Asheville.

In our nearly 40 year history in the state, the North Carolina Chapter has worked to pass groundbreaking environmental legislation on both the local and national level. Past issues range from putting an end to hog waste pollution to protecting the integrity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Currently, we are:

 
Protecting North Carolina's fragile coastline and mountain ecosystems;
 
Pushing for healthy air and enforceable pollution control standards;
 
Improving and connecting the state's public transportation infrastructure; and,
 
Fighting to bring clean energy solutions to North Carolina.
 
The North Carolina Chapter also conducts activities that engage members and the general public in efforts to explore, enjoy and protect our shared environment, including outdoor hikes, service activities, community forums, and research efforts.