Wilmington Earth Day Alliance
The Wilmington Earth Day Alliance, formerly the Earth Day Alliance of the Lower Cape Fear, was formed in 1990 by a local naturalist, Andy Wood. Wood felt that local environmental efforts would be more successful if businesses and organizations in the Cape Fear region had an opportunity collaborate. The Wilmington Earth Day Alliance serves to:
Dedicate the assets and energies to maintaining a safe, just, and sustainable planet through proactive educational programs and events designed to increase environmental awareness among the citizenry.
Bring local public, nonprofit, and private organizations and businesses together so the public can learn about their environmental efforts in the community.
In 1990, The Wilmington Earth Day Alliance hosted their very first celebration of Earth Day for all in the community to enjoy. Hundreds of Cape Fear residents came together to learn from extremely knowledgeable local organizations, support environmentally-conscious businesses, and honor our Mother Earth! We hope to see you at this year’s gathering!
Today, the Wilmington Earth Day Alliance continues the crucial work of planning annual Earth Day Celebrations thanks to a board of volunteer community members who organize the many sustainable and earth-friendly entities that partake in the festivities. The Alliance board members come from many unique walks of life, from local government and NC Aquarium employees to regional university students, but all have one thing in common: A passion for protecting Wilmington’s impressive natural habitat. Help us bring focus to vital environmental efforts by getting involved today! Read on to learn about our volunteer board and register to volunteer!
You can learn more about our nation’s first Earth Day and Wilmington’s first regional event in the Spring 2008 issue of Cape Fear's Going Green magazine. Don’t forget to browse their locally relevant environmental content while you’re at it!