Charlotte Mayor Patsy B. Kinsey issued an official proclamation
designating September 21 – 28, 2013 "Environmental Sustainability Week”. USGBC-North Carolina Chapter is one of
several organizations that will observe the week with special events and
USGBC NC will host a lunch program, "Carbon Nation:
Buildings and Beyond” on September 24. USGBC NC Emerging Professionals and UNC
Charlotte have teamed up to present a free screening of the documentary "Carbon
Nation” on Wednesday, September 25 at 12:45 p.m. at UNC Charlotte’s Uptown
Building. A question and answer session with the director Peter Byck will
follow the film. Byck also is the keynote speaker at the Sixth Annual Green
Gala and Sustainable Business Awards hosted by USGBC NC on the evening of
September 25. In addition, USGBC NC will
observe the Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday, September 28 by
participating in projects at schools around the state to demonstrate that
"Where we learn matters.”
Other noteworthy events during Environmental Sustainability
Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Companies will build a LEED
Silver home during a 30-hour period on September 27-28.
Keep Charlotte Beautiful has adopted a one-mile stretch of
Central Avenue and will host a street cleanup on September 28.
The City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood and Business Services
team and Sustain Charlotte will celebrate recent sustainability successes with
Power2Celebrate, an awards program on September 28.
Sustain Charlotte, UNC Charlotte’s Urban Design Program and
the National Resources Defense Council will host "Dollars and $ense: How Land
Use Patterns Affect Community Revenue” featuring Joe Minicozzi on September 24.
The City of Charlotte will complete retrofits offered
through the Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Program resulting in
improvements to more than 1,432 residential units and 407,963 square feet of
The City of Charlotte will partner with the Greater
Charlotte Apartment Association to host Greg Searle as a speaker for the South
End Trends New Construction Trolley Tour. Searle, executive director of
BioRegional North America, is a pioneer in the field of sustainable occupant
Charlotte Magazine will celebrate its 45th
anniversary on September 27 with a gala benefiting Sustain Charlotte.
Duke Energy’s Smart Energy Now Program, dedicated to
reducing energy consumption in uptown Charlotte, invites individual office
occupants to support these efforts by committing to behavioral changes at http://smartenergycharlotte.com/pledge.
The Mayor’s proclamation of
Environmental Sustainability Week reaffirms the city’s goal of making Charlotte
a national and global leader in environmental sustainability.