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.

Learn more about Sustainability and the North End Smart District>>

Learn more about Council's focus on environment

Sustainability Director
City Manager's Office

Erika Ruane

Sustainability Coordinator

City Manager's Office

phone contect704.432.2076


email Erika.Ruane@CharlotteNC.Gov


location600 E. Fourth St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

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