Thursday, April 22 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Join Sustain Charlotte Thursday, April 22nd for the 10th anniversary of our Charlotte Sustainability Awards presented by Duke Energy! Help us honor smart growth and sustainability leadership across the Charlotte region at Charlotte's premier sustainability networking event!
Our honorees are leading the way toward sustainability and smart growth, and by their actions, inspire others to do the same. Check them out below!
This year we are temporarily moving our event to a virtual format and will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the awards on April 22nd (Earth Day!). We will still put on a fun, engaging event for you that will include our awards ceremony honoring local businesses, government agencies, individuals, and nonprofits, networking opportunities, and a raffle! Raffle tickets are on sale now! See packages and details below!
The awards will be presented by everybody's favorite weather guy WCNC's Brad Panovich. Plus, hear a special message from Mayor Lyles! We will be utilizing a platform called Remo to allow for multiple networking opportunities! Details will be sent to ticket purchasers.
All proceeds from these awards help us further our mission to inspire choices that lead to healthy, equitable, and vibrant communities across the Charlotte metro region for generations to come. Can't make it but want to support? Donate to our Earth Day Campaign here.
See below for this year's sponsors and nominees! Event tickets and raffle tickets are on sale now!
Raffle Tickets are $15 - $20.
2021 Charlotte Sustainability Award Nominees!
Congratulations to all our 2021 nominees! All nominees below are working toward sustainability and smart growth. We hope you will join us April 22nd to see who will be named the winner in each category!
Learn more about our nominees and read why they were nominated here.
Renee Bradley, Renee Haywood, William and Tiffany Hughes, Parks Hunter, Dave Molinaro, Greg Walter, and Beth Wytiaz
INSPIRING SMALL BUSINESS
(Gross annual revenues under $3M)
Advent Coworking, Around the Crown 10K, Carolina Urban Lumber, Charlotte Cycles, Ekologicall LLC, Free Range Brewing, Haymaker Restaurant, Leaf Burrito, Modern Fabrics, My Mindful Nest, Neighboring Concepts, Nourish Charlotte, Pure Pizza, Smelly Cat Coffee, Sun Raised Farms, and Wild Hope Farm
INSPIRING LARGE BUSINESS
(Gross annual revenues $3M+)
Barings LLC, Camden, Ginkgo Residential, Grubb Properties, PNC Music Pavillion, and Stantec
INSPIRING BUILDING PROJECT
Charlotte Regional Realtors Association Headquarters, NOVEL Atherton by Crescent Communities, and Steven's Creek Nature Center
A Servant's Heart Charitable Foundation, AirKeepers, Anne Springs Close Greenway, Charlotte Wildlife Stewards, Learn to Ride, Lindsay Pettus Greenway, Para Guide Foundation, Piedmont Culinary Guild, Sisters of Mercy, and West Side Community Land Trust
INSPIRING GOVERNMENT AGENCY
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and Charlotte Dept. of Transportation (CDOT); City of Charlotte Planning, Design & Development Department; and Mecklenburg County Park and Rec Commission
Raffle tickets are on sale now! How it works:
- You DO NOT need to attend the event in order to purchase the raffle tickets.
- Tickets will be on sale until 7 p.m. the day of the event (4/22).
- Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted right here after the event is over.
- Tickets are on sale here. Raffle tickets are sold by package (see below). You can purchase multiple raffle tickets for the same package or for different packages. There are no limits to how many raffle tickets you can purchase. All proceeds benefit Sustain Charlotte.
PACKAGE #1: TROPICAL GETAWAY - $2,340 value
Who doesn't need an escape after the year we've had! You (and up to 6 friends) deserve this 7-day retreat in a gorgeous condo in Puerto Rico, just off the beach. Included is a $300 gift certificate to American Airlines - go alone or bring your people. Donated by a generous Sustain Charlotte board member.
PACKAGE #2: BIKE TO WORK IN STYLE WITH GRÜNESTRASSE - $195 value
If you love to bike to work, to shop, to play - we have the bag for you! Touted as the 'world’s most comfortable bicycle backpack,' The Shellback Bike-to-Work Backpack from GruneStasse can be yours. Capable of transporting your work attire crease-free, along with everything else needed, GrüneStrasse is the champion of fearless bicycle commuters and the Shellback is the ultimate bike-to-work accessory.
PACKAGE #3: MOUNTAIN GETAWAY - $750 value
Need a weekend get-away? Enjoy a three-night stay in this beautiful riverfront cabin in Blowing Rock! Details here! This lovely home-away-from-home sleeps 6 so bring your family or friends! Donated by a generous Sustain Charlotte Board Member.
PACKAGE #4: NAMASTE PACKAGE - $189 value
Stretch, release, relax and exhale this winter. Treat yourself to a month of unlimited yoga at Y2 Yoga. This 1-month unlimited pass can be used at either the Cotswold or Dilworth location. Take time this spring to try something new or to come home to your practice.
PACKAGE #5: ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY DURRETT DESIGNS - $650 value
Searching for that perfect piece? Dress up your walls with Charlotte in electric blues, "Queen City Haze" by local artist Sydney Durrett of Durrett Designs. This acrylic on canvas is sized 18" x 24".
PACKAGE #6: RACE AROUND CHARLOTTE - $130 value
Calling all runners! Haven't registered yet for Around the Crown 10K? We have you covered. Win two entries (valued at $80) to run Charlotte’s inner beltway on Labor Day Weekend. Included in this package are two Recover Brands shirts (valued at $50) lightweight, eco-friendly, 'field-tested and ready for anything' - a perfect pairing.
PACKAGE #7: FOR THE CAFFEINE LOVERS - $150 value
How do you fuel your day? Starbucks Coffee + Bang Energy! This package includes a gift basket donated by Starbucks Cotswold filled with a Been There Charlotte mug, reusable tote, reusable straws + travel case, reusable Starbucks lid, and bag of Siren's Blend coffee (1 pound). PLUS, from Bang Energy - 2 cases of Bang Energy, a drawstring bag with shaker bottle, and Bang Energy Hat
PACKAGE #8: EAT & DRINK CHARLOTTE - $370 value
EAT: Who's hungry? Get a taste of the Queen City with this assortment of gift cards to local restaurants! Enjoy a $75 gift card from Sea Level, a $50 gift certificate from Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, and a $25 gift certificate from The CowFish Sushi Burger Bar.
PACKAGE #9: ALIGN YOUR CAREER WITH A CAREER VISION AND TRANSITION STRATEGY SESSION - $500 value
Ready for a career change, but don't know where to start? Align your passion, purpose, and career by landing the job you’ll love with a Career Vision & Transition Strategy Session from Actually Done. Their guided process reveals your forward career forward.
PACKAGE #10: SUSTAINABLE LIVING - $90 value
We know the leaves are just popping now, but what will you do when they start to fall this Autumn? We've got the perfect and sustainable solution - a Leaf Burrito! Replace your single-use plastic and paper yard waste bags with a reusable, zip-up yard bag. Be the envy of your neighbors this fall with this handy and good-for-the-environment tool.
Plus, 6 bags (1.25 cubic ft each) of Queen City Compost from Mecklenburg County Solid Waste.
PACKAGE #11: ORIGINAL ART BY WHALEROAD ART - $150 value
Add color to your walls with this original piece by local artist Emily Wilson of Whaleroad Art titled "Old Town Footpath". Acrylic on canvas size 14" x 14".
PACKAGE #12: FORE! THE COUPLE THAT GOLFS TOGETHER - $300 Value
FORE! the couple who golfs together, Natixis Investment Managers donated this package that sets you up with the gear and accessories to hit the course in style. Package includes 2 Yeti Brand tumblers, 2 boxes of Titlist golf balls, 2 Nike golf shirts (1 women sized L, 1 men sized XXL), 2 insulated wine tumblers, 2 golf accessory kits, and reusable metal straws.
Thank you to our sponsors!
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