Sustainability & Conservation

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We understand the crucial role we play in preserving our natural resources for future generations.

Here's how we're making a positive impact:
  • Environmental Commitment:
    • Dedicated to leading in environmental sustainability and conservation efforts.
  • Carbon Footprint Reduction:
    • Implementing energy-efficient practices to minimize our environmental impact.
    • Reducing waste generation and promoting sustainable transportation options.
  • Public Education:
    • Striving to raise awareness about environmental sustainability.
    • Encouraging individuals to adopt eco-friendly practices in their daily lives.
  • Conservation Partnerships:
    • Actively engaged in conservation efforts across North Carolina.
    • Collaborating with partners to safeguard the state's biodiversity and ecosystems.
  • Preserving Natural Heritage:
  • Integration of Conservation:
    • Incorporating conservation principles into our sustainability initiatives.
    • Protecting North Carolina's ecosystems for resilience and vitality.
  • Fostering Stewardship Culture:
    • Encouraging a culture of stewardship and environmental responsibility.
    • Leaving a lasting legacy of conservation and sustainability in our state.

Executive Order 80: North Carolina's Commitment to Address Climate Change and Transition to a Clean Energy Economy

Governor Roy Cooper laid out a series of goals for the state to strive to accomplish by 2025. Our department is working hard to reduce our environmental impact both here in NC and on the world. Here is what we are doing each day to help!

Full description of the order and directives 


Reduction statewide greenhouse gas emissions

Below 2005 levels