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Executive Order 80: North Carolina's Commitment to Address Climate Change and Transition to a Clean Energy Economy

Governor Roy Cooper laid out a series of goals for the state to strive to accomplish by 2025. Our department is working hard to reduce our environmental impact both here in NC and on the world. Here is what we are doing each day to help!

Full description of the order and directives 

0%Reduction statewide greenhouse gas emissions Below 2005 levels

What are we doing in North Carolina?

Gov. Roy Cooper urges Congress on Feb 6, 2019, to take a more active role in battling climate change.

Video courtesy of WRAL.com

What are we doing as a Department?

The Department of Natural and Cultural resources is wide and varied, with 39 state parks, 27 historic sites, 11 museums, 4 aquariums, the N.C. Symphony, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office, Office of State Archaeology, the African American Heritage Commission, the Office of Land and Water Stewardship and the N.C. Zoo.

But lets start with what the Zoo does.