Charlotte Sustainability Awards

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Save the Date!

Wednesday, April 22 (the 50th Earth Day) from 6-9 p.m.
Extravaganza Depot (1610 N. Tryon St.)

Since 2012, Sustain Charlotte has honored smart growth and sustainability leadership in Greater Charlotte through this exciting annual event. Our honorees are working toward sustainability and smart growth, and by their actions, inspire others to do the same. The awards help us further our mission to inspire choices that lead to a healthy, equitable, and vibrant communities across the Charlotte metro region for generations to come.

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! *Deadline March 2, 2020

Sustain Charlotte is now seeking nominations for our 2020 Charlotte Sustainability Awards. Do you know a person, building project, business, government agency or nonprofit that deserves to be honored for advancing smart growth and sustainability in Charlotte? Nominate them for a Charlotte Sustainability Award!

*This year we are excited to announce the addition of a new award! The Mecklenburg County Recycling Excellence Award sponsored by Mecklenburg County is an exciting addition to our program! Due to some different submission requirements, there is a separate nomination form.

Charlotte Sustainability Award nominations

The Mecklenburg County Recycling Excellence Award


All nominees will be announced mid-March and winners will be revealed at Sustain Charlotte's 9th annual event honoring those who are working toward sustainability and smart growth. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 2, 2020.


Tickets are on sale now for our 2020 Charlotte Sustainability Awards! We hope you will join us Wednesday, April 22 (the 50th Earth Day) at Extravaganza Depot! This unique event brings together sustainability leaders from a range of disciplines and sectors: for-profit, nonprofit, and government.

$105/ticket   |    $850/table of 10


Our event isn't your average awards ceremony. Our attendees are always fun and inspirational, the dinner is always local, delicious, and sustainable, and our program is upbeat. The evening will be a memorable and exciting affair that honors and celebrates our most outstanding local sustainability leaders and attracts many of Charlottes' leaders, elected officials, and media. We will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and Sustain Charlotte's 10th anniversary!

Tickets include dinner, an awards ceremony, raffle and an open bar of wine and beer.

We are excited to announce that WCNC's Brad Panovich will return to emcee our event again this year. See video of what to expect below!



If you are interested in volunteering for the Charlotte Sustainability Awards, please email All volunteers will receive a free ticket to the event!


*Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact

Platinum Sponsor

Duke Energy

Gold Sponsors

Charlotte Magazine           

Timber Block New Logo


Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsor



Learn more about the audience you could reach through sponsorship, here.



2019 Award Winners

2018 Award Winners

2017 Award Winners

2016 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners



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