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The 411 on going green in Raleigh

Further Raleigh’s climate action for sustainable living.

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Raleigh is no stranger to sustainability efforts. In the past 15 years, there has been a 21% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions despite the steady increase in population, and, in 2021, Raleigh City Council established the Community Climate Action Plan to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in 2050.

Raleighites can enhance these efforts with active involvement in our environment. Here are a few ways to participate:


Get involved with organizations like Clean Jordan Lake, The Great Raleigh Cleanup, and Adopt-a-Highway. Each organization prioritizes environmental service toward the betterment of our city + state’s land.

Stay in the know

Follow along with your go-to local news sources to watch environmental happenings. Pro tip: Check government platforms and RALtoday for updates. We’ll always keep you in the know.

Spread the word

Providing information to others in the community who may have limited access to resources and engaging in environment-centered dialogue is helpful. Try engaging in conversations in person or online involving the sustainability of Raleigh. Take it a step further and sharing information to friends and family like the RALtoday newsletter to connect others to current information.

For more information on how to get involved in environmental activism, check out The City of Raleigh’s sustainability site or RALtoday’s guide for a list of 35+ local volunteer opportunities.

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