Sustainability

Erika Ruane 

Erika Ruane:
Sustainability Coordinator

Erika leads city-wide sustainability initiatives related to energy, air, water, and waste. She oversees the American Cities Climate Challenge, focusing on the Transportation actions, and leads the SEAP Transportation and Workforce Development and Equity action areas.

Katie Riddle 

Katie Riddle:
Sustainability Analyst

Katie manages city projects and programs related to Sustainability. She is the project manager for the Strategic Energy Action Plan, leading the Buildings and Energy Generation action areas. Katie also supports the Climate Challenge Buildings and Energy Generation action areas.

In December 2018, after the unanimous passing of the Strategic Energy Action Plan, Charlotte was awarded the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge. Through this challenge, the City received two full time Natural Resources Defense Council employees to support sustainability goals around buildings and transportation through December 2020.

John Thigpen 



John Thigpen, NRDC:
Climate Advisor – Buildings

Catherine Kummer 



Catherine Kummer, NRDC:
Climate Advisor - Transportation