City of Charlotte to Announce Strategy That will bring New jobs

Brandi Williams
bnwilliams@charlottenc.gov
10/18/2018

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Circular Charlotte strategy outlines the potential for hundreds of jobs and significant economic growth

What  ::

How Circular Charlotte Could End Waste and Poverty :: A Media Demonstration  

 

The City of Charlotte is striving to become a global leader in environmental sustainability, balancing economic growth, while preserving natural resources. To this end, the City of Charlotte plans to launch Circular Charlotte, a new, regenerative economic model designed to produce zero waste and the potential to generate hundreds of jobs and significant revenue.

 

On Oct. 18, city leaders and stakeholders will share information about this new strategy, how the City's partnerships with Envision Charlotte and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation will help implement the new strategy, and detail the benefits for the Charlotte community.

 

Who ::
Victoria O. Johnson, Director Solid Waste Services and Circular Charlotte

Amy Aussieker, Envision Charlotte Executive Director

 

When ::

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at 2 p.m.

 

Where ::

Johnson C. Smith University

Please come to Stadium B Parking Lot at 617 Summit Ave. at the back of the University. This lot is located across the street from the Johnson C. Smith Football Stadium.

 

Editor's Notes ::

  • Media are asked to RSVP to the event by texting CircularCLT to 24587. This provides instructions on what to bring to become a part of the experience.
  • An electronic press kit will be made available to all media. Email Brandi N. Williams, APR at bnwilliams@charlottenc.gov for access to the press kit. Other interview and information requests should also be directed to Williams.
  • Interviews about Circular Charlotte are available by request. Interviewees include ::
    • Marcus Jones, Charlotte City Manager
    • Victoria O. Johnson, City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services Director and Circular Charlotte Project Manager
    • Amy Aussieker, Executive Director Envision Charlotte
    • Eva Gladek, founder of Metabolic and coauthor of the Circular Charlotte report
  • Products created as a part of a circular economy model will be available for photo and video at the event.

 

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