About Us

City of Charlotte's Office of Sustainability

​The Charlotte City Council's vision states, "Charlotte will become a global leader in environmental sustainability, balancing economic growth with preserving our natural resources."​ 

The Sustainability Office provides support to achieve the City Council's vision.

The City of Charlotte recognizes that protecting our natural resources, promoting conservation, and improving the environment is fundamentally important to quality of life and essential to maintaining a vibrant economy.  Charlotte will become a global leader in environmental sustainability by:

  • Becoming a model environmental community in how it manages solid waste, energy, water and air;
  • Leading by example by practicing environmental stewardship in City operations and facilities as guided through the Internal Environmental Operations Plan;
  • Seeking and supporting collaborative and regional solutions to environmental problems; and
  • Analyzing data and applying technologies to reach our environmental goals.

We focus our work on two areas:  1) sustainability programs and projects; and 2) smart cities programs and projects.


Rob Phocas, Esq., LEED AP

Sustainability Director
City Manager's Office

City of Charlotte
600 Eas​t Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-336-7558

RPhocas@CharlotteNC.gov


Erika Ruane

Sustainability Coordinator
City Manager's Office

City of Charlotte
600 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

704-432-2076
Erika.Ruane@CharlotteNC.Gov


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