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

    Source: The American Lung Association
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  • Buildings and Homes
    SUSTAIN CHARLOTTE BECAUSE
    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
    SUSTAIN CHARLOTTE BECAUSE
    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
    SUSTAIN CHARLOTTE BECAUSE
    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
    SUSTAIN CHARLOTTE BECAUSE
    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
    SUSTAIN CHARLOTTE BECAUSE
    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
    SUSTAIN CHARLOTTE BECAUSE
    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
    SUSTAIN CHARLOTTE BECAUSE
    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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RECENT NEWS

September 16, 2014
Sustain Charlotte Launches MoveCharlotteSmarter.org to Connect Residents to Local Transportation Issues

September 10, 2014
Grading Charlotte
Source: Creative Loafing

August 28, 2014
N.C.'s sharp right turn threatens transit in 2 booming metro areas
Source: E&E Publishing

August 21, 2014
Charlotte's Sustainability Report Card
Source: WFAE

August 15, 2014
Charlotte needs better sustainability – Report offers suggestions for city’s livability
Source: TOD News and The Charlotte Post

August 13, 2014
Charlotte area's recycling volumes aren't increasing
Source: Resource Recycling

August 6, 2014
15 takeaways from Sustain Charlotte's Sustainability Report Card
Source: Creative Loafing

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sustain Charlotte October Mixer!
October 7, 2014

Come help us celebrate the brand new

Transportation Choices Alliance website!



What: Sustain Charlotte Monthly Mixer
When: Tuesday, October 7 @ 5:30-7:30PM

National Gypsum is a Partner of Sustain Charlotte and one of the largest gypsum board producers in the world.  Find out how sustainability is woven throughout the culture of this Charlotte-based company!



Schedule
5:30: Networking begins
6:30: Guest speaker: National Gypsum
6:45: More networking

*Please grab a drink in the tasting room and then sign in at our table in the brewhouse!*


Where: Triple C Brewing Company
2900 Griffith St, Charlotte 28203



Click here to RSVP!

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