Our Mission

The Charlotte City Council’s vision states, “Charlotte will become a global leader in environmental sustainability, balancing economic growth with preserving our natural resources.”

Charlotte will lead, as a global city, by continuously improving, protecting, and preserving the environment, its community, and economy, while ensuring equity and resilience- for today’s and future generations.

Our Values

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 energy, air, water and waste;

  • Leading by example by practicing environmental stewardship in City operations and facilities as guided through the Strategic Energy Action Plan (SEAP);

  • Seeking and supporting collaborative and regional solutions to environmental problems; and

  • Analyzing data and applying technologies to reach our environmental goals.