Environment and Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

This page is part of Activate Good’s collaborative online knowledge base about issues impacting the Triangle area that can be tackled through volunteer action and more!

Environment & Sustainability Quick Facts

  • 2019 was North Carolina’s hottest year on record in 125 years of record keeping 
  • North Carolina’s worst-ever drought was in 2007
  • The two biggest air quality problems in NC are ground-level ozone and particle pollution
  • Pollinators are essential to the production of over 85% of our food and fiber producing crops
  • From 2001-2021, NC lost 24% of its tree cover

Explore Articles

Check out some of our awesome Community Partners working in this cause area!

How You Can Help

Take action! Find a local volunteer opportunity related to the environment and sustainability!

Learning Resources

Interested in learning more about this issue? Check out some of these books, articles, documentaries, podcasts, and more.

Take action by learning – and use your purchase power to support our work (and independent bookstores) too! If you find something you like and make a purchase through any of our cause-oriented Bookshop lists, Activate Good will receive a portion of the sale.


Documentaries and Videos

Podcasts and Other Resources

Learning is a lifelong process — there’s always new information out there, and the journey to share it is best completed together. Would you like to help us collect and share knowledge about this topic? Learn about contributing here.

Other Ways to Make an Impact


  • Visit our website to sign up for needs of environmentally-focused organizations, or specific opportunities that benefit the environment


  • Advocate for environmentally-conscious practices and policies at your place of work

Listen & Learn

  • Check out resources right on this page!
  • Follow some of our environmentally-focused Community Partners and other organizations on social media to learn right from the source


  • Consider taking up a leadership position in the community and using your platform to advance the cause 



  • Make a financial contribution to Activate Good’s Civic Empowerment Fund!
  • Fulfill needs on an organization’s wishlist
    • Feel free to check out all our Community Partners here

Purchase Power


  • Do your due diligence in researching candidates, platforms, and policies. Common Cause is a great tool for learning about your representatives and what they advocate!
  • Then, use your vote to back those that you believe work to address the issue

Social Entrepreneur

  • Have an innovative idea on how to address part of the issue?  Develop a new initiative!

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