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Sustainability By the Numbers

27,847 North Carolinians attended Earth Day celebrations at DENR facilities

10,259 Dollars saved as a direct benefit by the 2012 DENR Sustainability Award projects

1,629 Individuals viewed the DENR Sustainability webpage. Web visits peak with up to 466 daily visitors when Greener DENR articles are published

500 Pounds of electronic waste collected for recycling from Green Square and the Archdale Building

350 Pounds of organic waste diverted from the Wake County Landfill by composting food scraps, coffee grounds and filters at the Archdale Building

281 DENR Employees participated in the Raleigh area “Commute Smart” survey

158 People attended the 2013 DENR Sustainability Conference-120 individuals were on location and 38 more attended via a webinar

152 Projects completed since inception of the DENR Sustainability Team in 2000

93 Pledges for the Smart Commute challenge

62 Businesses and facilities recognized by N.C. Green Travel

23 DENR divisions active with the Sustainability Team

22 Presenters and exhibitors at the 2013 Sustainability Conference

14 Sustainability award nominations from 9 DENR facilities

6 Award winners representing 4 divisions

The following awards were presented by Assistant Secretary Brad Ives at the 2013 Sustainability Conference:

  • Group Award:
    • N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation at New River State Park
    • N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation at Ft. Macon State Park
  • Individual Large Project Award:
    • N.C. Division of Water Quality
    • N.C. Aquarium at Jennette’s Pier
  • Individual Small Project Award:
    • N.C. Zoo
    • N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation at Ft. Macon State Park

5 DENR staff members attended the State Energy Office Sustainability Conference

3 Divisions recognized for their achievements in the Green Square lobby

1 LEED Platinum certification achieved

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The DENR Sustainability Team is composed of representatives from 27 DENR divisions, offices and programs. Its mission is "to inspire a culture of sustainability within DENR by promoting environmentally responsible actions." More information on DENR Sustainability is available at portal.ncdenr.org/web/sustainability/home
Information on sustainability in buildings and lands in North Carolina is available on the state sustainability team NC Project Green website, www.ncprojectgreen.org.
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