NC GreenPower

At the heart of every nonprofit is a collection of dedicated volunteers that carry the spirit and message of the organization into the community. NC GreenPower is no different, and we welcome all volunteers who wish to represent our organization. We operate using a very small staff, so we
depend on volunteers to help us spread the word about NC GreenPower.


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Volunteering / Speakers Bureau

Become a NC GreenPower Volunteer and help us spread the word.

Some of our requests will involve a formal presentation of a PowerPoint or Prezi to a small audience. Most of our requests are for volunteers to staff an outreach table at an event with one or two other volunteers. You may work on your own, but in most cases, volunteers work with a team. Speakers Bureau volunteers would be asked to greet event goers, answer brief questions about NC GreenPower and hand out promotional items, such as our recycled newspaper pencils. We will have information and photos of our projects and at outdoor events, we usually have a small solar demonstration on display.

NC GreenPower operates using a small staff so to help us spread the word about the program, we depend on hundreds of volunteers to provide education and outreach to the public. In any given year, NC GreenPower may receive more than 200 requests to speak at or attend events. Volunteers assist us by staffing nearly half of these, especially during April’s Earth Month and October’s Energy Action Month.

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact us.

The NC GreenPower Speakers Bureau was created to help carry the message of our mission to all corners of North Carolina. Comprising more than 400 volunteers statewide, the Speakers Bureau provides free presentations to any group, business or organization that has an interest in learning more about clean energy alternatives, carbon offsets and their benefits. The Speakers Bureau also strives to increase participation in the NC GreenPower program, providing economic, environmental, and health benefits to all citizens of North Carolina.

The speakers come from a variety of backgrounds and include
NC GreenPower representatives, economists, environmentalists, electric utility representatives, renewable energy advocates and generators, government officials and more. Volunteer Speakers Bureau members might staff a table with other volunteers at an Earth Day event or present on their own to a Rotary Club.

If you have never been trained to volunteer, you have the option of attending a local training session, an online webinar or participating in a scheduled one-on-one training with one of our staff members. Refresher sessions take about 20 minutes and full training sessions last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. We also provide you with a booklet to take with you for reference and provide these same materials at the event you will be staffing.

Anyone may be trained to serve as a volunteer for the Speakers Bureau. To sign up to be a volunteer Speakers Bureau member, please email us at speaker@ncgreenpower.org. We will provide you with training prior to your first volunteer experience.

If you have questions about becoming a part of the
Speakers Bureau, feel free to contact us anytime by email at
 speaker@ncgreenpower.org.

To request a speaker, fill out the form below.

  • Feb 28

    Speaker needed for presentation in Mt. Olive

    Yummy Orient, 1104 North Breazeale Ave.
    Mt. Olive, NC

    11:30AM-1:00PM

    Volunteers Needed: Presentation

    The AARP Members club in Mt. Olive has asked NC GreenPower to give a presentation about our program and renewable energy in NC. They meet every 1st Wednesday of the month, and the date is flexible; it can be any 1st Wednesday from Feb. to Nov. The presentation would be 30min for 20 members and lunch is included!
  • Mar 6

    NC Environmental Stewardship Initiative Members Meeting

    Nature Research Center, 121 W. Jones Street
    Raleigh, NC

    9:00AM-3:00PM

    Outreach Table

    NC GreenPower will be at the ESI Member's Meeting to spread the word about our new pilot program and learn how companies are embracing more sustainable practices.
  • Mar 14

    Sandhills Clean Energy Summit


    Fayetteville, NC

    11:00AM-5:00PM

    Presentation

    NC GreenPower has been invited to give a presentation at the Sandhills Clean Energy Summit hosted by Sustainable Sandhills. The mission of the summit is to raise awareness and engage communities about the implementation of solar and other clean energy technologies in the Sandhills. Landowners, utilities, government representatives and the general public are invited to this half day event.
  • Mar 26

    NCGP Board of Directors Meeting

    909 Capability Drive, Suite 2100
    Raleigh, NC

    10:00am-2:00pm

    Board meetings, while open to the public, require visitors to RSVP. Email jderosse@ncgreenpower.org to notify us of your attendance.
  • Apr 11

    Chapel Hill Science Festival - UNC Science Expo

    UNC-CH 180A Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

    10:00am-2:00pm

    Volunteers Needed: Giveaway Event, Outreach Table

    Help NC GreenPower educate event goers about our program and new pilot program! There will be food, experiments, hands-on activities, and other non-profits at this fun event.
  • Apr 11

    Hillsborough Earth Day Music Festival

    Hillsborough Street
    Hillsborough, NC

    1:30pm-6:30pm

    Volunteers Needed: Giveaway Event, Outreach Table

    Be part of the third annual Earth Day Music Festival hosted by Live It Up! on Hillsborough Street by volunteering for NC GreenPower at this event!
  • Apr 19

    City of Durham Earth Day Festival

    Rock Quarry Park 701 Stadium Drive
    Durham, NC

    12:00pm-5:00pm

    Volunteers Needed: Giveaway Event, Outreach Table

    The City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Keep Durham Beautiful to host the 2015 Earth Day Festival. There will be food, artists, and non-profits at the festival.
  • Apr 21

    State Energy Office Conference

    McKimmon Conference and Training Center, NC State University
    Raleigh, NC

    Giveaway Event, Outreach Table

    NC GreenPower will have an outreach table at the State Energy Conference to tell people about our new pilot programs. See you there!
  • Apr 22

    NC State University Earth Fair

    NC State campus brickyard
    Raleigh, NC

    10:00am-2:00pm

    Volunteers Needed: Giveaway Event, Outreach Table

    NC GreenPower needs volunteers to staff an outreach table at NC State's Earth Fair on campus. Help educated students about our program and new pilot projects!
  • Apr 24

    Hillsborough Earth Evening

    The Pavilion in River Park (downtown)
    Hillsborough, NC

    6:00pm-8:00pm

    Volunteers Needed: Giveaway Event, Outreach Table

    Help spread the word about NC GreenPower! There will be local vendors and restaurants at this fun event.
  • Apr 25

    Piedmont Earth Day Fair

    Winston-Salem Fairgrounds 421 27th Street Northwest
    Winston-Salem, NC

    10:00am-5:00pm

    Volunteers Needed: Giveaway Event, Outreach Table

    This fair is the largest Earth Day celebration in the region! Come join the fun and tell people about our new pilot program.
  • Apr 25

    Wilmington Earth Day Festival

    Hugh MacRae Park 1799 S College Rd
    Wilmington, NC

    12:00pm-6:00pm

    Volunteers Needed: Giveaway Event, Outreach Table

    The theme for this year's festival is "Life Starts from the Ground Up" to coincide with the Food and Agriculture Organization designating 2015 the "International Year of Soils."
  • Apr 25

    Indian Trail Earth & Arbor Day

    Crossing Paths Park, 120 Blythe Dr.
    Indian Trail, NC

    10:00am-1:00pm

    Volunteers Needed: Giveaway Event, Outreach Table

    Help spread the word about our pilot program solar on schools to the Charlotte area!

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My NC GreenPower

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My NC GreenPower is a community for advocates of a cleaner, greener environment in North Carolina to join together for fundraising. Individuals and groups can create a profile page and launch campaigns, raising money to fund renewable energy and carbon offset projects across our state.

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My NC GreenPower campaigns allow you to help raise money for renewable energy, carbon offsets or both. You can choose a campaign idea that we provide for you – such as running a race, offsetting your home, office or school, donating for your birthday – or create an entirely new campaign! Click the links below to browse existing campaigns that are in need of funding or start one of your own today.

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Renewable energy or “green power” is defined as energy that consists of electricity provided from solar, wind, small hydro, landfill methane, animal waste methane, agricultural waste and/or other biomass resources. Contributions to NC GreenPower have made projects like these possible. The installation of the renewable energy system was funded by the project owner.

This generator project is grid-tied and interconnected with their electric utility. The utility compensates the producer for the electricity generated to the grid, and NC GreenPower provides additional incentives for the green attributes (or RECs) for each kilowatt hour added to the grid.

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Request a Speaker

The NC GreenPower Speakers Bureau was created to help carry the message of our mission to all corners of North Carolina. Comprised of many speakers statewide, the Speakers Bureau provides complimentary presentations to any group, business or organization that has an interest in learning more about clean energy alternatives, carbon offsets and their benefits to the people of this state. We have speakers located throughout North Carolina who are trained to speak to a variety of audiences, and love to do so! In addition, our speakers receive training which enables them to address the needs of most audience requests.

Requesting a speaker is easy and is at no cost to you.

To request a speaker for your event, please fill out the request form

Please complete and submit this request form if you would like for someone from NC GreenPower to speak at or staff an awareness table for an upcoming event. You will get an email within 1-2 business days letting you know that your request has been received by NC GreenPower.

However, due to the volume of requests that we receive, it may take us a few weeks to secure a speaker for you. We ask that you are patient and contact us if you have any questions about your request.

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Corporate Sponsorship

Take a positive step for North Carolina and help reduce negative impacts on the environment through a donation to NC GreenPower.
Sponsoring NC GreenPower is a cost-effective way for companies to send an ongoing positive message that can increase retail sales, improve customer and employee loyalty, and earn the community’s respect. Plus, NC GreenPower is working to provide a cleaner environment, which means a greener future and healthier, more productive employees. Download a sponsor benefits sheet here.

Sponsorship Levels
Champion $24,000 and above annually
Partner $9,000 to $23,999 annually
Supporter $3,000 to $8,999 annually
Friend $1,200 to $2,999 annually
100% offset Contribution amounts vary

Whether you are developing your environmental initiative or just looking for ways to strengthen it, NC GreenPower can help.

By supporting our nonprofit, you can help to:

  • Meet your organization’s environmental goals
  • Reduce dependence on fossil fuels
  • Enhance morale and educate your employees
  • Demonstrate leadership in the community
  • Support positive corporate branding
  • Bolster local renewable energy economy
  • Build a sustainable energy future for N.C.

Corporate Connections Options
Our Corporate Connections Program is focused on working with sponsors to expand marketing benefits and activities into the workplace with awareness campaigns and fund drives.

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Employee Awareness Drive

This first level requires minimal effort on your part. NC GreenPower will schedule a lunch and learn or other opportunity for employees to learn more about our program, at no cost to you.

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Employee Matching Campaign

After your company signs up for an Employee Awareness Drive, you can also opt to match all or a portion of employee donations made to NC GreenPower, allowing you to achieve a higher sponsorship level faster.

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Corporate Sponsorship

You can qualify for Corporate Sponsorship with a donation of $100 per month and NC GreenPower will work one-on-one with your organization to offer marketing benefits that best suit your needs. With a donation of $250 or more per month to renewable energy you qualify for the more competitively priced product and get more energy for your money! Download a sponsor benefits sheet here.

Sign Up to Become a Sponsor

NC GreenPower individual and corporate participation is vital to the success of our program.  Join the thousands of individuals who support NC GreenPower and add your name to this growing list of corporate sponsors!  Corporate sponsorship sends a strong positive message to your community about your commitment to the environment and to our state.

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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a world-renowned green building program that provides building owners and operators with a framework for finding and implementing real-world green building design, construction, operation, and maintenance.

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You can now buy green power for your LEED project easier than ever! Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) produced in North Carolina for LEED Green Power Credit points can be purchased through NC GreenPower.

NC GreenPower RECs are accepted by the NC Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED Green Power Credit points. Now, you can utilize renewable energy generated right here in North Carolina to support your state and community. A LEED Green Power Credit for your project, and a cleaner environment for North Carolina, all in one simple step. Current LEED purchasers can be found in our sponsor listing online.

To learn more or to request a quote, contact Katie Shepherd Lebrato at 919-857-9026 or by email: corpsales@ncgreenpower.org

Become a Sponsor
Add your organization to the list of corporate sponsors who are supporting NC GreenPower and our efforts to improve North Carolina’s environment.  Sign up today!

If you have questions about your NC GreenPower sponsorship, please contact NC GreenPower at 866-533-NCGP or by email corpsales@ncgreenpower.org

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Sponsorship Levels
Champion $24,000 and above annually
Partner $9,000 to $23,999 annually
Supporter $3,000 to $8,999 annually
Friend $1,200 to $2,999 annually
100% offset Contribution amounts vary

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