tart the New Year by participating in eco-friendly initiatives to protect our community and your family! EarthShare NC was founded in 1991 by a group of

nonprofits with the goal of connecting more people and resources to the conservation movement by partnering with employers to facilitate workplace giving and employee engagement programs. For 25 years, EarthShare NC has worked to protect NC’s

water, air, land and wildlife. To celebrate their 25th Anni- versary, an Opportunity Fund has been created to provide critical support to more than 70 NC conservation nonprofits. It will allow them to keep working for our health, economy, and quality of life – now and for years to come.

Sound Rivers EarthShare NC member Sound Rivers is a nonprofit organi- zation that guards the health and natural beauty of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins. Tey partner with concerned citizens to monitor, protect, restore and preserve watersheds covering 23% of North Carolina’s land mass. Teir goal is to provide clean water to our communities for consumption, recreation, nature preservation and agricultural use. Teir three full-time Riverkeepers® monitor and protect the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins and serve as scientific experts and educational resources to schools and communities in the watershed.

SEEDS EarthShare NC nonprofit member SEEDS has a two-acre urban garden and kitchen classroom in the heart of Durham. SEEDS develops the capacity of young people to respect life, the earth, and each other through growing, cooking, and shar- ing food. All SEEDS participants learn how food and activity affect their bodies and minds, and become better able to

choose foods that improve and maintain their health. Tey also learn how the food system is structured and how it impacts their personal choices, the environment, and their community.

NC League of Conservation Voters Foundation EarthShare NC nonprofit member NC League of Conservation Voters Foundation, a 501(c) (3) not for profit organization mobilizes voters to champion NC conservation efforts to pro- tect the NC environment.

Triangle Land Conservancy Trough the efforts of EarthShare NC nonprofit member Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), more than 18,000 acres of land in the Triangle have been permanently conserved. Many private landowners have worked with TLC to voluntarily con- serve their properties. TLC also owns and manages conserved lands, including seven nature preserves which are free and open to the public every day of the year.

Save the Date: Earth Day April 2019 Since 2015, EarthShare NC’s Corporate Earth Day Events Pro- gram has given local companies the opportunity to integrate corporate interest in the health of the community, employee team building and service to benefit the nonprofits that care for our natural resources. Last year some 400 volunteers from 28 companies came together to make a huge impact. Visit to view a calendar of volun-

teer events where you can volunteer for a number of eco- friendly nonprofits. Get your company involved in Earth Day Events, happening every April in the Triangle and Charlotte. No matter where you are located, you can celebrate Earth Day by volunteering with one of the EarthShare nonprofits and participate in EarthShare@Work! For information call 919-687-4840 or email

Sharing the Vision and Supporting the Mission of the Triangle Area Non-Profit Community EarthShare NC Protects Our Environment

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