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  • Air Quality
    Charlotte was the 18th smoggiest US city in 2011. Learn More

    Source: The American Lung Association
  • Buildings and Homes
    Charlotte ranked 25th out of 27 on green buildings. It is one of just four cities that do not require new buildings to meet energy efficiency standards. Learn More

    Source: 2011 Green Cities Index
  • Energy
    Charlotte ranked 18th out of 27 on energy due to a lack of clean and efficient policies. Learn More

    Source: Siemens 2011 Green Cities Index
  • Food
    60 neighborhoods in Mecklenburg County have no full-service grocery stores selling a combination of fresh dairy, fresh eggs and fresh meats. Learn More

    Source: Mecklenburg County Community Food Assessment, 2010.
  • Parks, Trees,
    and Green Space
    Mecklenburg County lost 33% of its tree canopy and 3% of its open space between 1985 and 2008. Learn More

    Source: Urban Ecosystem Analysis Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte, 2010
  • Waste
    Charlotte ranked 20th out of 25 on waste due to its low recycling rate, which is 12% versus an Index average of 26%. Learn More

    Source: Siemens 2011 Green Cities Index
  • Transportation
    Charlotte's ranked 25th out of 27 on transportation due to having the third shortest public transport network in the Index; as a result only 3 of every 100 workers use public transit, bicycles or go by foot in Charlotte. Learn More
    Source: Siemens 2011 Green Cities Index
  • Water
    Charlotte is projected to not have enough water for all of its residents by 2040 unless measures to use its water resources more efficiently are put in place. Learn More
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April 17, 2014
Push for more solar energy efforts in Charlotte
Source: WBTV

April 3, 2014
Charlotte earns another dubious ranking
Source: The Charlotte Observer

April 2, 2014
Charlotte metro area ranked 5th most sprawling in U.S.
Source: Smart Growth America

March 25, 2014
Charlotte drivers spend 40 hours a year stuck in traffic, study says
Source: The Charlotte Observer

February 14, 2014
Can A Sprawling Southern City Remake Its Transit Networks?
Source: Fast Company

February 12, 2014
N.C. transportation ‘reforms’ are gestures, not true reforms
Source: The Charlotte Observer

January 30, 2014
Alliance focuses on transit choices
Source: The Charlotte Observer


2014 Sustain Charlotte Awards + Earth Day Celebration!
April 22, 2014

Ticket Sales Now Open!

Sustain Charlotte's 3rd Annual  

Community Sustainability Awards + Earth Day Celebration!

Tuesday April 22, 2014 ( Earth Day)
5:30 - 8:30 pm
UNC Charlotte Center City
320 E. 9th St.

Council Member John Autry
Charlotte City Council, District 7

Alicia Roskind
Founder + Owner of Okra Charlotte

Master of Ceremonies
Ashley Batey
WBTV Meteorologist

Seating is limited, so click to purchase your tickets! *

Early bird tickets for the 2014 Sustain Charlotte Community Sustainability Awards + Earth Day Celebration are now on sale. This event has sold out the past two years, so be sure to click
here and buy now to secure your ticket! (Current Sustain Charlotte and Transportation Choices Alliance members who have financially contributed within the past 12 months will receive a separate email with a 20% discount code to be used at ticket purchase checkout.  If you would like to become a member to receive this discount, please make your membership donation via our website, and we will send you the code.

Be part of an official Earth Day event recognized by the international
Earth Day Network for this 44th Earth Day!

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