About Us2018-04-11T14:55:56-04:00

WNC for the Planet is a collective made up of local environmental organizations that provides access to service, educational, and recreational opportunities throughout the month of April. We strive to unify our community to encourage and celebrate environmental stewardship for our planet and the region.



Appalachian Trail Conservancy logo The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.
Asheville Greenworks logo Established in 1973, Asheville GreenWorks inspires, equips and mobilizes individuals and communities to take action to care for the places we love to live.
Bee City USA logo Bee City USA galvanizes communities to sustain pollinators by providing pollinators with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free to nearly free of pesticides.
  Blue Ridge Conservancy works to protect land and water resources with agricultural, ecological, cultural, recreational, and scenic value in Northwest NC, including Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties.
 Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation logo The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has invested more than $12 million toward Parkway initiatives and programs. Our work focuses on education and outreach, historical and cultural preservation, visitor amenities, and natural resources.
Carolina Mtn Club logo Carolina Mountain Club encourages and supports hiking in the Western North Carolina Mountains by leading hikes, building and maintaining trails, and working with public and private partners to conserve our natural heritage.
 Conserving Carolina Conserving Carolina are dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world.
  Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. They work to ensure North America’s diverse wildlife populations are secure and thriving, sustained by a network of healthy lands and waters.  https://defenders.org/
Energy Savers Network logo Energy Savers Network helps the climate and people  throughout Western North Carolina by connecting our network of volunteers with limited-income households to provide energy efficiency and weatherization services at no cost to the homeowner.
 Friends of the Smokies logo Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects.
  Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway work to protect, promote, and expand the Oklawaha Greenway in Henderson County.
 Green Opportunities logo Green Opportunities offers a combination of technical training, life skills training, industry-recognized credentials, and personalized support services to unemployed and under-employed residents of Asheville and Buncombe County.
Hemlock Restoration Initiative restores eastern and Carolina hemlocks to their native habitats throughout North Carolina and mitigates damage to hemlocks caused by infestation of the hemlock woolly adelgid.
MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina.
  National Parks Conservation Association protects and enhances America’s National Park System for present and future generations.
Organic Growers School is the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians, building a vibrant food & farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers.
  RiverLink promotes the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed as a place to live, learn, work and play.
Sierra Club logo The Western North Carolina (WENOCA) Group is a part of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club. Its area of interest covers the counties of North Carolina west of Buncombe county.
 Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy logo

Since 1974, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy have conserved over 71,000 acres of unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.

 Warren Wilson College logo Warren Wilson College is a liberal arts college grounded in social responsibility, where hard work and community are more than just words.
  The UNC Asheville Office of Sustainability provides strategic leadership and support for programs and activities designed to enhance sustainability literacy and engagement, and improve the health of our natural environment.