Platinum Level Sponsors
Atrium HealthAtrium Health, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high-quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives. Environmental health and human health are connected. As stewards of health, each of us has a responsibility to take a proactive approach to protect our natural resources through our operations and our role as a healthcare leader. Atrium’s commitment to a healthy environment is demonstrated in every day choices across the healthcare system. Environmental Sustainability Solutions (ES2) provides strategies, resources, and education for teammates to engage in sustainability through professional and personal action.
North Carolina Department of Environmental QualityThe North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina's environmental resources.
The organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health, and also works to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina's needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state's school system.
USDA's Southeast Regional Climate Hub
USDA's Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) is a collaboration across the department's agencies led by the US Forest Service with contributions from many other programs including the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Agricultural Research Service, Farm Service Agency, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the Risk Management Agency. SERCH links USDA research and program agencies in their delivery of timely and authoritative tools and information to agricultural producers and professionals. SERCH assesses the climate and weather threats facing southeastern landowners and land managers; develops and delivers science-based, location-specific tools and technologies to inform climate-smart decision-making; and connects with agriculture and forestry professionals to provide assistance to implement those adaptive management decisions and practices.
USC Department of Geography
TheDepartment of Geography at the University of South Carolina was established in 1963 and is the only program in the state to offer undergraduate (B.A. and B.S.) and graduate (M.A., M.S. and Ph.D.) degrees in geography. We endeavor to maintain a balanced program of research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and outreach and service that covers the breadth of geography. Ranked among the top departments in the discipline by the National Research Council, the Department of Geography has faculty members whose expertise spans the discipline of geography. Broad areas of interest and expertise in the department include physical geography, human geography, environment-society relationships, and geographic information science.
Carbon Neutral Level Sponsors
Clean Air Carolina
Clean Air Carolina is a nonprofit organization that champions a statewide initiative to raise North Carolina's air quality to exceed that of scientific recommendations. Our mission is to ensure cleaner air quality for all North Carolinians through education and advocacy and by working with our partners to reduce sources of pollution. Medical Advocates for Healthy Air or MAHA, a program of Clean Air Carolina, is a statewide network of medical and health professionals leading the call for cleaner air through education and advocacy. Please visit our website to learn more about air quality in North Carolina, how public policy can impact health and what we are doing to support clean air policy making: www.cleanaircarolina.org.
geothinQ is a pioneering on-demand geographic land mapping and data visualization platform. Our web-based application empowers land stakeholders to accelerate smart data-driven decisions. Backed by GIS Analysts, the geothinQ platform provides access to parcel data and other current environmental, demographic, geospatial, and topographic information that helps land stakeholders measure risk versus reward and weigh challenges versus opportunities. For more information on geothinQ, visit www.geothinQ.com and follow @geothinQ on Twitter.
Gold Level Sponsors
American Society of Adaptation Professionals
As the nation’s leading professional society for climate change adaptation and resilience practitioners and scholars, ASAP is ensuring that adaptation and resilience work is equitable, ethical, and effective. ASAP connects and supports climate adaptation professionals, while advancing innovation and excellence in the field of climate change adaptation. Through ASAP’s website, member-led activities, webinars, and meetings climate adaptation professionals interact, share what’s working, collaborate with their colleagues and build essential climate resilience for communities across the U.S.
EcoAdapt and the National Adaptation Forum
EcoAdapt helps everyone meet the challenges of climate change, through innovation, training, and assistance to make planning and management less vulnerable and more climate savvy. Use our five programs to get climate savvy: State of Adaptation, Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEX.org), Awareness to Action, Adaptation Consultations, and the National Adaptation Forum.
North Carolina State Climate Office
The State Climate Office of North Carolina serves as the primary scientific extension resource for weather and climate science in North Carolina. Its mission is to define, predict, and disseminate information about climatic and environmental factors that impact North Carolina. Three primary areas of service include research, extension, and education.
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is charged with promoting and protecting the state's public health, land, air, coastal resources and water quality. DHEC provides wide-ranging resources and services and employs approximately 3,500 employees in support of its vision of healthy people living in healthy communities.
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium generates and provides science-based information to enhance the practical use and conservation of South Carolina's coastal and marine resources that foster a sustainable economy and environment. For over 10 years, the Consortium has partnered with the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program and Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments at the University of South Carolina to support coastal climate and resilience efforts.