Focus Areas

​Environment Focus Area

Charlotte will become a global leader in environmental sustainability, balancing economic growth with preserving our natural resources.

Environment Focus Area Plan FY2018 and 2019

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
  • Analyzing data and applying technologies to reach our environmental goals

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​Environment as a council priority

The Environment Council Committee develops this area's priorities which support the protection of Charlotte's natural resources, promote efforts toward become a global leader in environmental sustainability and enhance the city's
mission to maintain its residents’ quality of life.
The Environment Focus Area council committee works on this area's priorities and goals. Visit City Council's site for committee members, upcoming meetings and agendas.
Visit City Council's site ​for a committee member listing, upcoming meetings and agendas.

Charlotte's Mayor appoints a committee of city council members who focus on addressing​ city policies for air and water quality, land preservation and energy and resource conservation to protect our resources and better manage growth.