Featured Programs Parks and Trails for Health – PATH – is a new initiative designed to encourage physical activity in North Carolina’s parks, greenways, and other outdoor spaces. Learn more She Changed The World 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage and NC is kicking off a campaign to celebrate NC Women Breaking Barriers. Every Day We Care This campaign is designed to promote all of the conservation, sustainability and environmentally friendly efforts across the state, including NC's place in the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 . Hello NC Hello NC is an initiative designed to feature rural culture across North Carolina. It will highlight, support and celebrate North Carolina's rural counties. The initiative will focus on hometown heroes and histories, featuring rural heritage, including foods, crafts, festivals and traditions. The stories will be told through rich photography and video that represents the unique natural beauty and cherished culture from each community. Hello NC is a tool for rural communities to help tell their stories in their own voice. NC Green Book Project The Green Book became "the bible of black travel during Jim Crow," enabling black travelers to find lodgings, businesses, and gas stations that would serve them along the road. North Carolina Award Given annually since 1964, the North Carolina Award is the highest civilian honor given by the state. It recognizes significant contributions in the fields of fine art, literature, public service and science. NC Music The roots of American music run deep in North Carolina. North Carolinians have made brilliant, groundbreaking contributions to many of America's most important music genres. 2019 was designated 'The Year of Music' to tell the authentic and compelling stories around our states music heritage and make these stories come to life.