​Sustainability Office - What We Do

​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 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.

​​Sustainability and North End Smart District

​North End Smart District 

At the Town Hall Meeting on February 16, 2017 hosted by Councilmembers Al Austin and Patsy Kinsey, the North End Smart District Vision was presented by Rob Phocas as part of the Statesville Avenue Development Update​ to 170 community members including residents, service providers, faith leaders, and business owners. 

The vision is in the early stages but the call to action is to raise awareness of the opportunities to be engaged and invested in the things that are happening in the area and what it means in the to be part of a “Smart City”.​

Erika Ruane
Sustainability Coordinator

City of Charlotte
600 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202