Who We Are

Watch this short video about our impact and mission at Sustain Charlotte

Sustain Charlotte is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization helping to advance a region-wide sustainability movement by serving as a catalyst for change.

Our mission is to inspire choices that lead to healthy, equitable and vibrant communities across the Charlotte metro region for generations to come.

Sustainability is an indicator of a community's long-term economic, social, and environmental well-being. However, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area lags other metro areas in many key sustainability measures, and prior to Sustain Charlotte's founding, there was no local organization raising awareness of the challenges to our sustainability and their solutions.

Sustain Charlotte was founded in 2010 to fill this void and has quickly become the metro area's leading voice for sustainability.

In 2014, Charlotte Magazine named Sustain Charlotte a Charlottean of the Year, and "One of Seven Charities Worth Your Dollar."

Our dedicated staff and volunteers work collaboratively with local neighborhood organizations, government agencies, nonprofits and businesses to address the most important challenges to the long-term social, economic, and environmental health of our community.

To learn more about who we are and how we are having major impacts across Greater Charlotte please visit the pages below: 

Foundation Supporters:

Our work is generously supported by the foundations and businesses below.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation • Wells Fargo • TransitCenter  • OrthoCarolina • Duke Energy Foundation • Parsec Financial • Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation • People For Bikes  • Blumenthal Foundation


We are a proud member of the 1% for the Planet Network.

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