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Charlotte Sustainability Summit returns

The upcoming summit will discuss land conservation, greenways + parks, and wildlife conservation across the Queen City.

A crowd of people gather in an outside pavilion with trees and a tall square building in the background.

The Charlotte Sustainability Summit debuted in 2018 and was produced by Sustain Charlotte and UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability program.

Photo by Grant Baldwin Photography

Cruising through Charlotte, you don’t have to look far to spot lots of green. Despite being a rapidly growing city, great effort is being taken to preserve the Queen City’s natural wonders.

Do you love strolls on The Little Sugar Creek Greenway? How about learning ways to keep our air and water supply clean? You have the chance to join these conversations during the Charlotte Sustainability Summit — organized by SHARE Charlotte and Carben Events.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 8th. The annual summit will be at The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City.


  • 8:30-9 a.m. — Check in and networking
  • 9-9:20 a.m. — Welcome
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m — Block 1
    • Aligning transportation choices and walkable communities
    • Understanding North Carolina’s air pollution challenges and solutions
    • How to be responsible with your waste in Charlotte
    • How to conserve wildlife in your backyard
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m — Block 2
    • How supporting local food systems benefits your community
    • Conservation and connections: pathways into a sustainable future
    • Understanding and protecting your water supply
    • Why public spaces are important to sustainability
  • 12-1:30 p.m. — Keynote and lunch
  • 1:45-2:45 p.m. — Networking and wrap-up session
Groups of people gather around tables in a large room.

One of the many workshop conversations includes how supporting local food systems benefits the Charlotte community.

Photo by Grant Baldwin Photography via Carben Events

This full-day event will include workshops and discussions from different nonprofit organizations, city, and county leaders to highlight the impact of collaborative efforts in advancing sustainability in Charlotte.

“Wanting to get involved can be a little overwhelming so we are connecting interested citizens with these nonprofits and community leaders so they can have a better understanding of a variety of sustainability topics and learn easy ways of how they can get involved,” said Casey Wilson, owner of Carben Events + Marketing.

Guests will take part in a variety of topics such as transportation, trails + land conservation, greenways + parks, waste solutions, wildlife conservation, local food, and more.

A young deer grazes in a grassy field while gazing at the camera.

Conserving wildlife in your backyard is beneficial for both local biodiversity and creating a sustainable environment.

Photo by CLTtoday

Editor’s note: CLTtoday City Editor Maria will be serving as a moderator for the breakout session: “How to Conserve Wildlife in Your Backyard.”

Tickets are on sale for $30. Students receive a discounted ticket price of $20. Tickets include access to the full-day of sessions + lunch. Volunteers for the event are also needed.

SHARE Charlotte and Carben Events said they are proud to relaunch the event to continue educating Charlotteans on how to make sustainable choices.