2022 Charlotte Sustainability Awards

2022 Charlotte Sustainability Awards Presented by Duke Energy

On Friday, April 22, we hosted an evening of celebration and inspiration at the 10th Annual Charlotte Sustainability Awards Presented by Duke Energy. 

Over the past decade, Sustain Charlotte has lifted up and honored more than 500 organizations and individuals who are moving our region toward sustainability.

This year’s sold-out dinner, fundraiser, and networking event recognized 63 nominees in six categories. The 2022 winners include:

The evening was emceed by Director of Leadership for LEAD NC, Ray McKinnon. All proceeds from the event will help Sustain Charlotte further its mission to inspire choices that lead to healthy, equitable, and vibrant communities across the Charlotte metro region for generations to come. 

The 2022 Charlotte Sustainability Awards was sponsored by Duke Energy, Ally, Sunlight Financial, Wastequip, J. Leigh Events, Arrival, Carolina Urban Lumber, Sun Raised Foods, Mecklenburg County Solid Waste with wipeoutwaste.com, Electrolux, Boingo Graphics, and Lowe’s Home Improvement.

We congratulate all of this year's nominees (you can read more about them below) and thank our sponsors for their support. 

2022 Sustainability Award Winners

Congratulations to all our 2022 nominees:

Small Business: Around the Crown 10k, Claudia Josephine Design, Cleanstreak, Crown Town Landscapes, E-Fix Developers, Ekologicall, Frugal Fido Upcycled Dog Boutique, Helt Design, Hoppy Planet Foods LLC, Human Powered Movement, Insight Architects, Inspired Plastics, Recovered Brands, Ride Jaunt, Sanctuary Bistro, Spacecraft, Summit Coffee, Sun Raised Foods (Click here to read more about each nominee)

Large Business: Arrival, Bank of America, Ginkgo Residential, HDR Inc., IKEA Charlotte, Sunlight Financial LLC, Wastequip LLC., Wells Fargo Charlotte Green Team (Click here to read more about each nominee)

Non-profit: A Roof Above, ArtPop Street Gallery, BikeWalk North Carolina, Carolina Farm Trust, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Charlotte Green Initiative, Charlotte ReCyclery, Charlotte Wildlife Stewards, CLT Bike Camp, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Great Outdoors University, Historic West End Green District, Margaret Burtin Inc, MoRA (Monroe Road Advocates), NorthEnd Partners, The Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPA), TreesCharlotte, Upcycle Arts (Click here to read more about each nominee)

Individual: Carolyn Hilliard, Christopher Dennis, Jim Warren, Kevin Raley, Margaret Burton, Michael A. Brown, Reggie Singleton, Sam Spencer, Scott Curry, Shruti Agrawal, Terry Lansdell, Tom Gabbard (Click here to read more about each nominee)  

Building Project: Ally Charlotte Center, Camp North End/Wild Landscaping, CMPD University Division Station, CYKEL Apartments, Johnson C Smith University, Solis Midtown, The Joinery (Click here to read more about each nominee)

The Recycling Excellence award is a joint partnership between Sustain Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Solid Waste.

This year's Recycling Excellence Award nominees include: Blue Line Technologies Inc, Bosch Rexroth, Charlotte Independent Brewers Alliance, Margaret Burton Inc, Tim Teter, Trips For Kids Charlotte, Vantage South End. (Click here to read more about each nominee.)

If you have any questions about the awards or nomination process, please contact Elina Shepard at [email protected].

Thank you to our sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring this year's event? Contact Jasmine Bamlet, Development Manager | [email protected].

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Carolina Urban Lumber  


Silver Sponsors  


In-Kind Sponsors
Dover Vineyards
Tryon Distributing
Blue Blaze Brewing
Resident Culture
HopFly Brewing
Birdsong Brewing
Free Range Brewing
Crown Town Compost




2021 Award Winners

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