Sustainable Spirits is a casual monthly gathering for the sustainability community organized by the North Carolina Composting Council.  It started on June 2013 and though we had to take a pandemic break in 2020, we’re back to rotating around the [expanded] Triangle and statewide through different establishments creating a space for people to gather, meet each other, and engage in fun and meaningful conversations in venues that support our environmental commitment to composting and as near zero waste as possible.  

Sustainable Spirits is free, unstructured, and open to everyone interested in anything from renewable energy and civic engagement to green building, organic farming, and beyond!  

The first Sustainable Spirits of 2022 is Thursday, January 27th from 6pm to 8pm.  We’re meeting at

The Optimist

1000 Brookside Drive in Raleigh.

This is a great indoor/outdoor venue that serves wine, beer and great COFFEE for that cold January evening.

Please join us and bring your ideas for locations and activities in 2022.

To learn about future gatherings please visit our event calendar or visit our Eventbrite Page.  

To receive email invations, please fill out this form.

If you would like to sponsor ($500) or organize an event in your community, get in touch with the organizers.

Numbers (June 2013 – Sept 2021)

Over 7 years of events!

13 communities
Ashville, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, Saxapahaw, Pittsboro, Wilmington, Greensboro, Elon, RTP, Cary, and Holly Springs

45 different venues

63 partner organizations

25 average attendance (except during the pandemic when we went virtual)

900+ email list
with 27% email open rate! (non-profit average is 22%)

3,800+ attendance through all events

22,400+ online invitation visits

Current and Previous Co-Hosts & Venues

Abundance Foundation
American Underground
BE NOW Organics
Bond Brothers Brewery
Boulted Bread
Braeburn Farms
Brooks Contractor
Brunswick Community College
Bull City Burger Brewery and Restaurant
Busy Bee Café
Carolina Brewery
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Circa 1888
Clouds Brewing
Compass Rose Brewery
Crank Arm Brewery
Dram & Draught
Duke Fuqua Net Impact
Duke Nicholas Net Impact
Durham Coop Market
Durham Farm and Food Network
Durham Originals
Durty Bull Brewery
Earth Heal/My Community Green
Eastern Carolina Organics
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Elon University Office of Sustainability
Endless Produce
Environmental Professionals of Color
Every Tray Counts
Fair Game Beverages
Fullsteam Brewing
Girl Honey
Haw River Farmhouse Ales
Hungry Harvest
Kailyard Farms
Kickback Jack’s
Loading Dock Raleigh
Market Hall-City Market
McGill Environmental
Murphys Naturals
Mystery Brewing
Mystic Farm & Brewery
Natty Greenes
Naughty Penguin Tasting Room
NC B Corps
NC Business Council
NC Clean Technology Center
NC GreenPower
NC Solid Waste Association of North America
NC State University Business Sustainability Collaborative
NC State University Net Impact
NC Sustainability Connection
NC Water Resources Association
Nickelpoint Brewery
Oaks & Spokes
Pelagic Beer & Wine
Piedmont Biofuels
Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
Raleigh Brewing Company
Raleigh City Farm
Raleigh Times
Regulator Brewery
Research Triangle Foundation
Self-Help Credit Union
Sierra Club Capital Area Chapter
Slow Money
Smith Gardner Engineers
Southern Energy Management
Sustainable Duke
Sweet Peas Urban Gardens
Swinerton Builders
Tap & Table
The Crunkleton
The Eddy Pub
The Frontier
The Hive
The Oak House
The Optimist
The Pharmacy Cafe
The Plant
The Roof at The Durham Hotel
The Wine Lounge
Top of the Hill
TOPO Brewery and Restaurant
Toxic Free NC
Triangle Food Makers
Triangle Land Conservancy
Trophy Brewing
Trophy Tap & Table
TS Designs
Tyler’s Taproom
UNC Center for Sustainable Enterprise
UNC Chapel Hill Recycling
US Green Building Council – Triangle Chapter
Vimala’s Curryblossom Café
Wake Tech Community College
Wetrock Farm
Young At Heart Brewery

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