Sustainable Spirits is a casual monthly gathering for the sustainability community organized by the North Carolina Composting Council. It started in June 2013 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!
Our next Sustainable Spirits is Thursday, July 21st from 6pm to 8pm. We’re meeting at:
Young Hearts Distilling
225 S Wilmington Street in Raleigh
July’s gathering is sponsored by:
The North Carolina Business Council is a network of businesses and business associations that have committed themselves to building sustainable businesses that practice corporate responsibility and implement the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit.
To receive email invitions, please fill out this form.
If you would like to sponsor or organize an event in your community, get in touch with the organizers.
Sponsor a Sustainable Spirits gathering!
Each Sustainable Spirits event is sponsored by a local company or organization that cares about the soils and natural life of North Carolina. The hallmark of the sponsorship program is exposure to your target audience. Each Sustainable Spirits gathering is announced by email to a list of more than 1000 interested people, it is publicized on our website and is announced through social media. The sponsor’s name and logo is posted on all publicity emails and the web page and will be added to our permanent list of Sustainable Spirits sponsors on our web page.
On the evening of the event, the sponsor may set up a banner or small table (depending on space) and hand out informational materials. The sponsor’s representative is given time for a short presentation about the business, their core values, and goals. Staff and friends of the sponsor are invited to take part in the evening – it’s their party too!
Three sponsorship levels
- The sponsorship, as outlined above, requires a donation of $100.
- The sponsor may choose to provide hors d’oeuvres for the group for a $300 donation.
- Non-Profit organizations may sponsor at no cost.
All donations help support the work of the NC Composting Council in educating people about composting and promoting the use of compost to improve and preserve NC soils.
Numbers (June 2013 – April 2022)
Nearly 9 years of events!
Ashville, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Elon, Greensboro, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Raleigh, RTP, Pittsboro, Saxapahaw, & Wilmington.
46 different venues
65 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%)
3,855+ attendance through all events
22,400+ online invitation visits
Current and Previous Co-Hosts & Venues
BE NOW Organics
Bond Brothers Brewery
Brunswick Community College
Bull City Burger Brewery and Restaurant
Busy Bee Café
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Compass Rose Brewery
Crank Arm Brewery
Don’t Waste Durham
Dram & Draught
Duke Fuqua Net Impact
Duke Nicholas Net Impact
Durham Coop Market
Durham Farm and Food Network
Durty Bull Brewery
Earth Heal/My Community Green
Eastern Carolina Organics
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Elon University Office of Sustainability
Environmental Professionals of Color
Every Tray Counts
Fair Game Beverages
Haw River Farmhouse Ales
Jireh Family Farms
Loading Dock Raleigh
Market Hall-City Market
Mystic Farm & Brewery
Naughty Penguin Tasting Room
NC B Corps
NC Business Council
NC Clean Technology Center
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
Oaks & Spokes
Pelagic Beer & Wine
Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
Raleigh Brewing Company
Raleigh City Farm
Research Triangle Foundation
Self-Help Credit Union
Sierra Club Capital Area Chapter
Smith Gardner Engineers
Southern Energy Management
Sweet Peas Urban Gardens
Tap & Table
The Eddy Pub
The Oak House
The Pharmacy Cafe
The Roof at The Durham Hotel
The Wine Lounge
Top of the Hill
TOPO Brewery and Restaurant
Town of Cary
Toxic Free NC
Triangle Food Makers
Triangle Land Conservancy
Trophy Tap & Table
UNC Center for Sustainable Enterprise
UNC Chapel Hill Recycling
US Green Building Council – Triangle Chapter
Vimala’s Curryblossom Café
Wake Tech Community College
Young At Heart Brewery
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