Founded in 1987, NERC is celebrating its silver anniversary in 2012. Looking back, it seems to have been a constant whirlwind of innovation, success, and collaboration. A unique organization, NERC can boast of its leadership in regional strategies that support environmental and economic sustainability through source reduction, recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, and recycling market development. NERC has demonstrated its leadership with its projects and has broken new ground in a number of important areas.
As an organization, NERC conducts projects that influence policy and affect change through research, technical assistance, demonstration projects, and education.
Among NERC's many accomplishments since its 20th anniversary are: