Viewers of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday were treated to a mini-debate on political philosophy. Reacting to a presentation on a “Sustainability Report Card” created for the community by Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit that researches and champions ...Read More »
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CHARLOTTE – Charlotte received a grade of “D” for land use in a new report issued by Sustain Charlotte, a local nonprofit dedicated to environmental sustainability and economic vitality. In its inaugural report, Sustain Charlotte said the city faces challenges ...Read More »
Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham and City Council members John Autry, David Howard, Patsy Kinsey, Vi Lyles and LaWana Mayfield were on hand to celebrate the winners of Sustain Charlotte’s third annual sustainability awards on April ...Read More »
Charlotte ranks as the fifth most sprawling metro area in the nation, says Smart Growth America, a national sustainable growth research and advocacy group. The advocacy group examined 221 metro areas across the country with populations of at least 200,000 ...Read More »
ReVenture Park’s plan to burn Mecklenburg County’s trash to produce electricity has gone up in flames. In a city that’s trying to diversify its economy from one focused mostly on banking, the loss of a project that would have generated ...
Tagged with: Argand Energy Solutions Bill Gupton Charlotte Center City Partners Chatham Olive Duke Energy Corp. Forsite Development Ivan Urlaub North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association ReVenture Park Shannon Binns Sierra Club Sustain CharlotteRead More »
The Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board today adopted the county commissioners’ conflict of interest policy after conflicts of interest concerns arose regarding the ReVenture Park plant. County attorney Marvin Bethune told the WMAB to continue weighing the pros and cons of the ...
Tagged with: Bill Gupton Bruce Gledhill Calor Energy Jessica Halvorsen Linda Ashendorf Marvin Bethune Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board Ollie Frazier ReVenture Park Rich Deming Shannon Binns Sierra Club Sustain CharlotteRead More »
It’s a question of conflicts of interest. On the one hand, some are wondering why two people employed by Calor Energy, a consultant for developers of a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s trash, are allowed to sit on ...
Tagged with: Allison Warren Bill Gupton Brett Rhinehardt Calor Energy Charlotte Motor Speedway Landfill Forsite Development Jeremy O'Brien Linda Ashendorf Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board Ollie Frazier Republic Waste Services ReVenture Advisory Council ReVenture Park Rich Deming Shannon Binns Sierra Club Sustain CharlotteRead More »
If 2010 is remembered for anything in Charlotte, it’ll be the year of grand plans. That’s how I’ll remember it, at least. Despite a year in which the economy has been in the toilet, with high unemployment in Mecklenburg County ...Read More »
Shannon Binns’ message isn’t new, but he’s hoping how he delivers it and who helps him will make people take notice. But first he has to get the Charlotte community, particularly the business community, to financially back his vision, a ...
Tagged with: Anthony Foxx Bill Gupton Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority David Merryman Ernie McLaney George Dunlap Jennifer Roberts Mary Tribble Robert McElfresh Shannon Binns Sierra Club Sustain Charlotte Tim NewmanRead More »
The long-term vision for Sustain Charlotte was unveiled today in uptown. Nearly a dozen speakers were at “The Square” at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets for the event, including Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts. Before he ...Read More »