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Gateway Environmental Initiative

Guest Blog Host: Cornelia Barr 

Gateway Environmental Initiative raises $350,000 to purchase nature center site, deed to city of Winston-Salem

Some things naturally go together: Monarchs and milkweed. Kids and nature. Nineteen acres and the future of our planet.

Nineteen acres? What impact can that have?

Zero Waste in Around the World

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

On  the way to meeting the goal of recycling half of all household waste by 2020 according to the latest EU data. The new study by the EU’s statistical agency, Eurostat, shows that the our efforts have increased recycling and composting rates to 46% in 2012; that’s up from 39% in 2011. 

Climate Change and How it will affect You, see the report

Climate Change Affecting All Continents, Oceans, Report Warns


The impact of climate change on natural and human systems already can be seen across all oceans and continents, a report from Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finds.

The latest report from IPCC on climate change

The latest comprehensive report of climate change and it effects and opportunities for decision making may be found at

Tiny House

The first ever Tiny House Conference will be held in Charlotte on April 5-6, 2014!

What’s a tiny house? Most people consider a house of less than 400 square feet, and often smaller than 200 square feet, to be a tiny house. Tiny houses are built by people who want to simplify their lives, minimize the number of possessions that they must care for, and in many cases wish to live “off the grid”. In general, they want to consume less and mimimize their negative impact on the environment.

Get The Creek Week ON

Celebrate Creek Week 

March 15-22, 2014


Sustainable Business Awards and Celebration

Come Celebrate With Us! The Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center (WSSRC) and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) are co-hosting an event on October 30th at 5:30pm at SECCA. This event is free and open to the public, but reservation is strongly encouraged. The WSSRC will feature local wine and food samplings, and a sustainability awards ceremony. SECCA will host the keynote address by Holly Robbins in conjunction with the Graphic Design: Now in Production touring international exhibit. Holly Robbins is a pioneer in ecologically-sustainable design, a faculty member in the Sustainable Design Program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and partner and Creative Director for This is Folly design.

Forsyth Creek Week

Forsyth Creek Week was an action-packed week of celebration made possible through the collaborative effort of a number of local government and nonprofit organizations.  From March 16-23, Forsyth County was abuzz with fun, hands-on educational and recreational activities for all ages, teaching the community about our local waterways and deepening our connection to the water on which we depend.

The Importance of Local Food : Winstead Farm

Local farming is “how things used to be, something we have gotten away from.”

The Importance of Local Food : Yellow Wolf Farm

Stacy Martin, of Yellow Wolf Farm, remembers eight years ago when you could not find meat at a farmer’s market.