Why is the city doing this program?
Charlotte’s Green Crown is a citywide voluntary and free program that shines a spotlight on eating and drinking establishments in the restaurant and beverage industry implementing environmentally sustainable practices. Complementing the city’s larger sustainability and resilience strategy, Green Crown businesses demonstrate their commitment to the environment through four main categories:
Waste Management, Energy and Water Conservation, Pollution Reduction, Commitment to the Community. The Green Crown program highlights these local establishments to help these businesses reach their full potential in reducing carbon emissions, saving energy, reducing waste and creating a healthier environment for all. Promoting sustainable practices amongst eating and drinking establishments means less waste going into our landfills, and a reduction in resources, such as energy and water.