Sustainable North Carolina will present awards in five different categories to companies at its fourth annual conference on Nov. 9.

Sustainable North Carolina is a non-profit group that promotes business practices which boost the state’s economy and communities as well as natural resources.

The awards categories and finalists are:

  • Pollution Prevention:
  • NC Aquarium at Roanoke Island/EarthSaver, LLC
    The Habitat ReUse Center
    Naval Air Depot – Cherry Point
    Smart Commute Challenge
    Shaw Contract Group
    Wake County Environmental Services

  • Product Stewardship:
  • Maverick Enterprises
    Shaw Contract Group

  • Clean Technology:
  • Cyberlux
    Guilford County School District / Innovative Designs
    Piedmont Biofuels
    Duke Power / Progress Energy

  • Global Sustainability:
  • Counter Culture Coffee
    McGill Environmental Systems of NC
    North Carolina Zoological Park
    Redwoods Group

  • Innovative Initiatives:
  • IDCE / Green & Greater Charlotte
    ECG, Inc.
    Guilford County School District / Innovative Designs
    Culture & Heritage Museums
    NC Sustainable Energy Association
    Smart Commute Challenge
    SJF Ventures/SJF Advisory Services
    The Village Project
    UNC Chapel Hill School of Public Health

    A panel discussion about building a sustainable economy is also part of the event, which begins at 5:30 PM on Nov. 9 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. To register for the event, visit or call SNC at 919.839.2111.