We are official members or sponsors of the following organizations:

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a farmer-driven, membership-based non-profit organization that helps people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic foods by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building the systems family farms need to thrive, and educating communities about local, organic agriculture

The Carolina Recycling Association is a nonprofit organization established and maintained by a community of people – multi-national corporations, small businesses, local government, state government agencies, and individuals across the Carolinas who are committed to waste reduction and recycling efforts. With over 300 member organizations (over 800 individuals), the CRA is ever growing and changing to benefit our members and the recycling industry.  The mission of the Carolina Recycling Association is to conserve resources by advancing recycling and waste reduction throughout the Carolinas.

The primary functions of the North Carolina Green Industry Council are to unite all green industry associations and constituents under one umbrella organization whose responsibility it is to represent and protect the interests of our members regarding local, state and federal legislation, to promote the value of green industry products and services directly to the consumer and to represent the green industry as an advocate and leader of environmental stewardship.

North Carolina’s nonprofit sector is a vital leader in building and sustaining equitable and thriving communities.  The mission of NC Center for Nonprofits is to educate, connect, and advocate for North Carolina nonprofits.  We believe that working together with nonprofits, business, and government achieves the best solutions and strengthens the fabric of our communities and are committed to helping nonprofits be change agents that contribute to an equitable society.

The North Carolina Conservation Network  is a statewide network of nearly 100 environmental, community and environmental justice organizations focused on protecting North Carolina’s environment and public health.  The NC Conservation Network supports, trains, and coordinates diverse groups and directly advocates to achieve equitable and sustainable solutions for our environment.

The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association is a non-profit membership organization of firms interested in the welfare of North Carolina’s green industry, with emphasis on the nursery and landscape industry.  NCNLA’s vertically-integrated membership includes growers, landscape firms and retail garden centers.  Additionally, NCNLA has membership categories for industry suppliers, horticulture students and educators.

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences serves the needs of North Carolina through teaching, research, extension and international programs – helping citizens benefit from what we discover, develop and extend into the communities and fields across our state, our nation and the world.  Through ever-expanding partnerships with state, federal, local governments and agencies, agricultural organizations and industry leaders, we are doing big things to shape the future of agriculture and the life sciences.

Toward Zero Waste  is a non-profit organization in North Carolina which aims to educate individuals, families, businesses and local governments toward mindfulness of the waste they create and take active steps to drastically minimize landfill contributions. TZW promotes reuse, refilling, repair, composting and “bringing your own” reducing landfill waste by 80%.  

The Turfgrass Council of North Carolina was created in 1974 as a non-profit organization with the prime directive of promoting the turfgrass industry in North Carolina.  We encourage further study and research of turf grasses, analyze and disseminate information relating thereto and to represent a voice in matters for the turfgrass industry.  Additionally, the Council was created to enhance the knowledge concerning turf for athletic fields, cemeteries, golf courses, lawns, parks, playgrounds, roadsides and any other turfgrass areas.

Established in 1990, the US Composting Council (USCC) is the only national organization in the United States dedicated to the development, expansion and promotion of the composting industry. The USCC achieves this mission by encouraging, supporting and performing compost related research, promoting best management practices, establishing standards, educating professionals and the public about the benefits of composting and compost utilization, enhancing compost product quality, and developing training materials for compost manufacturers and markets for compost products. USCC members include compost manufacturers, compost marketers, equipment manufacturers, product suppliers, academic institutions, public agencies, nonprofit groups and consulting/engineering firms.

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