About Us2020-01-28T10:49:28-05:00

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.
 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.
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.
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.
  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.