Congratulations to all these companies and individuals that help to preserve and protect our environment!
Here’s the announcement from Sustain Charlotte:
This was our biggest awards event yet — here’s a few numbers!
- 270 attendees!
- 200 pounds of electronic waste collected from attendees for responsible and localrecycling by eCycleSecure!
- 70 nominees honored!
- 18 sponsors!
- 7 elected officials in attendance including: Charlotte Mayor Clodfelter, Charlotte City Council Members Autry, Lyles, Mayfield, Kinsey, and Howard and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Cotham!
- 0 waste created! All items needed are being reused or composted!
Sustain Charlotte Founder and Director Shannon Binns opened the evening by reminding the audience that, “We are all just a few of the one billion people who are participating in an Earth Day event today, making it the largest civic observance in the world. The tremendous turnout this evening is a testament to our region’s growing awareness and commitment to caring for that which sustains us, and those who will come after us.”
City Council Member John Autry welcomed the audience by thanking our nominees, and Sustain Charlotte, for making our community better: “It’s wonderful to have a partner like Sustain Charlotte — an organization you can count on for accurate information, strong advocacy, and a passion for a sustainable community.”
Keynote speaker and founder of Okra Alicia Roskind
WBTV Meteorologist Ashley Batey
Danny Pleasant (far left) and Vivian Coleman accepting 2014 Transportation award on behalf of Charlotte DOT.
2013 winner Ray Atkinson (center) presenting.
Tobe Holmes and Allison Billings (center) accepting 2014 Land Use award for Charlotte Center City Partners.
2013 Buildings + Homes winner Craig Lewis of Lawrence Group (far left) and 2013 Parks + Open Space winner Jim Garges of Mecklenburg County Park & Rec (far right) presenting.
Mike Davis accepting 2014 Energy award on behalf of the NC Sustainable Energy Association.
CMS’s Diana Kooser presenting on behalf of 2013 winner Phil Berman.
Ronnie Goins (L) and Joe Fass (R) accepting 2014 Waste Reduction award on behalf of Eaton Corporation.
2013 winner Jennifer White presenting.
Rebecca Cheatham, June Blotnick, + Mary Stauble accepting 2014 Air Quality award for Clean Air Carolina.
Sustain Charlotte Board Chair Jenifer Daniels presenting on behalf of 2013 winner Leslie Rhodes of Mecklenburg County Air Quality.
Leconte Lee (center) and Nick Nock (right) accepting 2014 Food award for their business, Go-Go Fresco.
Sustain Charlotte Board Chair Jenifer Daniels presenting on behalf of 2013 winner Cassie Parsons.
Julie Stancil, Bridgett Williams + Kelly Merkl accepting 2014 Social Equity award on behalf of MGR Charlotte.
2013 winner Barney Offerman presenting.
Rick Roti, Debra Glennon, + Ron Shearin of the Charlotte Public Tree Fund accepting the 2014 Water award.
Diana Daniels presenting on behalf of 2013 winner Rick Gaskins of Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.
Joe + Pamela Robinson accepting the Sustainable Economy award on behalf of their business, PPRE Forevergreen. 2013 winner Shannon Johnson with Albemarle Downtown Development presenting.
Billy Booe accepting Outstanding Educator award on behalf of winner Cindy Moss with Discovery Education.
2013 winner Regina Guyer of UNC Charlotte presenting.
2014 Overall Outstanding Leader David Walters of UNC Charlotte.
2013 winner Bill Gupton of the Central Piedmont Sierra Club Chapter presenting.
All award plaques made from Forest Stewardship Council certified bamboo – a fast growing resource!