Environmentally Speaking

DAQ Director Mike Abraczinskas (center) and Deputy Director Michael Pjetraj (far left) congratulate members of the 2017 DAQ Team of the Year (Larry Goodwin photo).


With three nominations detailing his extraordinary service in 2016, Tim Skelding has been named Division of Air Quality Employee of the Year.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality is launching a new high school curriculum focused on air quality in North Carolina.

NC GreenTravel Initiative is North Carolina’s sustainable tourism recognition program that assists travel-oriented businesses by helping them to improve their brand by conserving natural resources, protecting the state’s environment and attracting more visitors to o

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is working with N.C. State University to prepare a new generation of environmental educators.

By: Jamie Kritzer 

One of our most important jobs in the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is educating the next generation to appreciate and protect the environment.

By: Sarah Young

Two people instrumental to recycling and stormwater programs in North Carolina have retired from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

Aaron Sebens, a teacher at Central Park School for Children in Durham, just completed his state Environmental Education Certification, a professional development program provided through the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced last week that 122,405 acres offshore of Kitty Hawk, N.C. will be offered in a commercial wind lease sale on March 16, 2017.

Chandler Holland, a Teens & 20s writer for the Burlington Times-News, is in her senior year of homeschooling and plans to complete the N.C. Environmental Education Certification during her gap year before attending Warren Wilson College with a merit-based scholarship.

Governor Roy Cooper on Tuesday named Michael Regan, a leader in environmental advocacy with ample experience working with energy and businesses, to lead the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

DEQ was recently recognized nationally as a 2016 Best Workplaces for Commuters Race to Excellence Award Winner for Best Employer!

Educators from all regions of North Carolina gathered at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center last week for the 6th annual meeting for nonformal educators.

A state environmental program that has helped create thousands of jobs and spurred more than $14 billion in economic growth has celebrated a big milestone.