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Sustain Charlotte Sustainability Awards Call for Nominations

Friday, March 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Shelton
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Do you know a person, project, plan, business, or nonprofit that deserves to be honored for advancing smart growth and sustainability in Charlotte? Nominate them for a Charlotte Sustainability Award by Wednesday, March 14.

All people, projects, and organizations nominated must be located in the Greater Charlotte region. Entries will be judged by an independent panel of local Sustain Charlotte members. 

Entries will be evaluated by the extent to which they meet one or more of these criteria (as applicable):

  • Engages the community in planning/identifying challenges and their solutions
  • Uses land efficiently, building up rather than out
  • Considers future adjacent uses
  • Improves resilience to natural hazards
  • Respects community character, design and historic features
  • Creates or enhances a vibrant mix of uses (residential, retail, office)
  • Increase the range of housing options available (size, type, affordability, location)
  • Utilizes low-impact or regenerative design techniques and materials
  • Considers existing or planned development and/or other infrastructure
  • Protects or enhances open space, farmland, parks, or critical environmental areas
  • Improves air quality by reducing air pollution
  • Uses renewable energy and/or promotes energy efficiency
  • Strengthens the local economy
  • Enhances a sustainable food system
  • Encourages or incorporates creative solutions to reduce waste
  • Creates or enhances sustainable transportation choices (biking, walking, transit)
  • Integrates infrastructure that reduces the impact of stormwater runoff, supports water conservation and/or protects aquatic habitats.

Check out the 2017 nominees and winners here. Questions? Contact Jennifer.Dean@sustaincharlotte.org.

For more information, visit their website here.


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