Educational Resource Center - Sustainable Sandhills Community planting - Pilot

 Fayetteville, NC 28301
Public School Property The project takes place on public school property. Volunteer Support Volunteer opportunities are available for this project. Pilot Project This is one of the first community projects piloted in early 2017.

The Educational Resource Center, Sunny Side and Gallberry comprise the three projects in Cumberland County that make up a community carbon bank to provide carbon credits to colleges and universities to help them reach their carbon emission goals. The project is meant to establish a stand of loblolly pine or mixed hardwood, without the use of herbicides, for the purpose of carbon sequestration in 4.7 acres at the Education Resource Center located off of Elementary Road in central Cumberland County.

Project Owner

Sustainable Sandhills is a tiny environmental nonprofit with a giant mission - to save the planet and preserve the environment of the Sandhills through education, demonstration, and collaboration. Cumberland County is the ‌fifth-most populous county in North Carolina and with 17 high schools contains the fourth largest public school system in the state of North Carolina. Its county seat is Fayetteville. Cumberland County Schools seeks to ‌fill some of its unused land and abandoned ‌fields with trees to create a lively area and receive the benefits of an urban forest.


The Educational Resource Center serves as a hub for a multitude of activities for the Cumberland County Schools System. It is located just south of Fayetteville, NC.

Planting Site

More about this project...
  • Summer 2016
    Project created

    Sustainable Sandhills created the Educational Resource Center project.

  • Fall 2016
    Planting location found

    Sustainable Sandhills identified planting sites.

  • Fall 2016
    Site prepared for planting

    The site has been prepared and is ready for tree planting.

  • Early 2017
    Planting event

    All trees have been planted for the Educational Resource Center.

  • Early 2017
    1st inventory completed

    Sustainable Sandhills completed the first inventory for the Educational Resource Center.

  • Spring 2017
    Project registered

    Carbon credits are now available for project Supporters.

  • Spring 2017
    New Supporter

    Duke University is a new supporter of the Educational Resource Center project.

  • Spring 2017
    New Supporter

    Tuft & Needle is a new supporter of the Educational Resource Center project.

    New Supporter

    The project is fully supported.

  • 2nd inventory completed

    The second inventory date is 12 months after the planting date.

  • 1st peer verification started

    Peer Validation will occur 12 months after the planting date.

  • Submitted and Finalized

    The review will then be submitted.

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