The non-profit Sustainable Now is a prototype program designed to accelerate the widespread use of sustainable environmental and economic practices. Using western North Carolina as the model region, Sustainable Now combines independently produced media, internet technology and live events to reach a broad spectrum of the regional community.
This Sustainable Now website, developed in cooperation with the Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN), provides interactive regional information on the sustainable use of energy, water, transportation and more. While certain content such as the site's searchable database of service providers and products is specific to the model region of western North Carolina, much of it is useful to households and businesses everywhere. Sustainable Now will continue to develop this model resource for ideas, information, products and services that foster sustainable living. As funding permits, we will expand the searchable database to include additional information on energy, water and transportation as well as sections on sustainable agriculture, rebuilding and more.
Ian Booth, Director