With 50 people moving to Charlotte every day it's critical that we grow smarter. To help, in 2018 we launched an event series called Grow Smart CLT. These fun yet informative events explore the multiple challenges that Charlotte faces due to our rapid increase in population and how these can be overcome through smarter growth.
We are excited to announce that our Grow Smart CLT event series will return in 2019 on the second Wednesday of every other month from 6-8 p.m. See the event dates below.
Save the date for our next event happening November 13 from 6-8 p.m. Our topic will be on recycling! More details to come soon!
Tickets will be available soon! Thanks to the generosity of Mecklenburg County Solid Waste, this event will be complimentary for all attendees. Interested in becoming a member to attend all the events for free? Click here.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:
The Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Management Program serves all residents within the County by operating the Materials Recovery Facility to process curbside recycling, receiving over 400 tons of recyclables each day. The County Solid Waste Program also operates 4 Full Service Drop Centers that process most every disposal item that you might have. These sites are open 6 days each week and handle standard waste disposal needs, along with special handling areas for TV’s, household electronics and household hazardous wastes like paints and pesticides.
The County has teamed with the City of Charlotte to ‘Spread the Word’ regarding Recycling Right. This is important, because many improperly recycled items clog the separating machinery at the MRF and can hurt workers. Also, it is very expensive to pay to separate these items from true recyclables, then pay to dispose of them in a landfill. This improper recycling costs Mecklenburg County over $1.4 Million each year. We are also at the mercy of manufacturers who make products out of ‘hard-to-recycle’ items. So, we need your help to get the word out about Recycling Right for the items that you have.
THANK YOU TO OUR STRATEGIC PARTNER:
Interested in sponsoring? Email email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE FOR 2019 GROW SMART CLT EVENTS! And click the link for the event recap!
- January 9: Confronting Racial Equity: Lessons from Minneapolis
- March 13: LYNX System Update: Refreshing the 2030 Transit Plan
May 8: SouthPark Cultural Loop
July 10: Charlotte's Strategic Energy Action Plan: What's Next for Implementation
September 11: Community-Based Advocacy for Parks and Greenways
- November 13
2018 GROW SMART CLT EVENTS:
Click the topic for a link to the recap!
- February 21: What is Smart Growth?
- March 14: Green Spaces
April 11: Transportation
May 9: Air Quality
June 13: Water
July 11: Climate Change/Energy
August 8: Age-inclusivity
September 12: Local Food
October 10: Charlotte's 2040 Vision
November 14: Waste and Innovation
- December 12 - End of the Year Celebration