Focus Areas

​Environment focus area

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

Given fast-tracked growth, Charlotte’s environment team seeks to balance economic prosperity with protection of natural resources. We continue to explore efficiencies that will streamline the city’s efforts with those of the community groups who are working to manage solid waste, energy, water and air. We lead by example in our efforts to protect the environment and we promote the advancement of Charlotte as a SMART city, through consistent data-driven and environmentally conscious decisions in areas such as energy, water, waste, and transportation. The City of Charlotte will:

  • Lead by example with environmentally friendly city operations
  • Protect water quality
  • Protect air quality
  • Reduce and recycle waste
  • Protect trees/urban forestry
  • Use data and technology to protect natural resources
  • Expand economic success for everyone

​Environment as a council priority

Environment Focus Area Plan FY2018 and FY2019

The Environment Committee recognizes that environmental stewardship is fundamentally important to quality of life and essential to maintaining a vibrant economy. Protecting our natural resources, promoting conservation, and improving the environment all enhance the City's mission to preserve the quality of life of its citizens.​

Members of the committee are appointed by the Mayor of Charlotte. The committee addresses City policies for air and water quality, land preservation and energy and resource conservation to protect our resources and better manage growth.​

Dimple Ajmera At large bio page 
Larken Egleston district 1 bio page 
Matt Newton district 5 bio page 
Greg Phipps district 4 bio page 
Braxton Winston At large bio page 

​Council Committee meetings

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (CMGC)

2nd floor, Room 280

​SEAP Supporting Documents

SEAP Documents

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​Upcoming events



Committee Documents

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​Please submit your comments using Google Forms until November 7th, 2018 at 11:59pm. In order to make sure your comments are officially submitted, please use this Google Form link. We will take all submitted comments under consideration and  endeavor to  respond to all comments by December 7th, 2018. The full SEAP and executive summary are available above.