Block Leader Program

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Are you interested in conservation, working with others, and being a part of local government efforts to protect and preserve the environment? Then join the Block Leader program!

We are currently developing a new phase of the program that will launch in early 2019. This new format will offer residents and communities a menu of project options to more deeply engage with environmental topics in a way that best meets their unique needs and interests. Project areas include Energy, Waste Reduction, Water, Local Food, Sustainable Communities and Pollinators and Wildlife. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting opportunity.

More Information Coming Soon 

Program History

Block LeaderThe Block Leader program is a special effort by the Town of Cary to educate citizens about conservation, sustainability, and the environment. Block Leaders have been citizens who volunteer as grassroots environmental educators to increase their neighbors’ awareness and understanding of our Town’s initiatives and programs that preserve and protect the environment.

New Block Leaders are welcome to join at anytime. Block Leaders have served areas ranging from a single cul-de-sac to an entire subdivision, depending on how much time they are able to commit. Historically Town staff have developed route maps for each Block Leader to use in distributing informational packets to their communities.

We kick off our Block Leader season each year on April 22 in honor of the international Earth Day celebration. Block Leaders that have participated in the past and citizens interested in participating in that year's outreach program will all receive an official invitation to serve.  

The invitation to serve includes a list of Orientation Sessions where new participants can learn more about the Block Leader Program and everyone can enjoy presentations and tours about recycling, water, sustainability and more. These sessions take place at fascinating local "green" facilities and include plenty of time for Q&A with experts. In the past we have toured compost facilities, recycling facilities, water reclamation facilities, nature preserves and many others. 


Sarah Justice
Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator
(919) 469-4301