C - Environment

Carolina Recycling Association

The CRA is a nonprofit organization established and maintained by a community of people – multi-national corporations, small businesses, local government, state government agencies, and individuals across the Carolinas who are committed to waste reduction and recycling efforts. With over 300 member organizations (over 800 individuals), the CRA is ever growing and changing to benefit our members and the recycling industry.

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area serves as the steward of the living traditions of our region, protecting and promoting the unique music, crafts, outdoors, foodways and Cherokee culture unique to Western North Carolina. Honoring the past, we make investments in rural communities for the benefit of present and future generations.