Environmental Resource Program

Guide to North Carolina Environmental Groups

Carolina Health and Environmantal Center CEP Field Sites



Leading the university's outreach activities in the environmental area is the Environmental Resource Program (ERP), run jointly by the School of Public Health and the CEP. Established in 1985 to link the environmental resources of the University with the citizens of North Carolina, the ERP is one of only a handful of university-sponsored programs of its kind in the nation. It provides training, technical assistance, educational materials, online resources and policy research to North Carolina's environmental and community groups, local governments and public schools. It also convenes workshops among diverse stakeholders on strategic environmental issues. It maintains the Carolina Health and Environmental Community Center (CHECC) web site and its CHECC Listservs. It undertakes environmental education. It publishes the Guide to North Carolina Environmental Groups.

The Environmental Resource Program also ensures that community concerns and issues are incorporated into every aspect of each North Carolina-based site in the CEP’s field site network. ERP staff work with environmental organizations and agencies in the host communities of the CEP field sites — Highlands and Macon County; Manteo and Currituck, Dare and Tyrrell Counties; Morehead City and Carteret County; and the Research Triangle Area. They strive to assemble a diverse group of local leaders in each area who advise site staff, particularly with regard to the key environmental issues facing each host community. These Community Advisory Board members also help the CEP create a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience for its field site students.

Carolina Environmental Program
CB# 1105, 100 Miller Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1105
Phone: 919-966-9922 | Fax: 919-966-9920 | E-mail: cep@unc.edu