he 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.