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Mailing Address:

Sustainability
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Dylan Kirk
980-314-3337

Environmental Leadership Policy​

​The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners adopted the Environmental Leadership Policy on January 23, 2004.

Environmental Leadership Policy: Mission
“The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners desires that County government operate in a manner that conserves and protects our air, water and land resources, become a model of environmental stewardship for local governments, business and industry in our region, and use and apply the County's existing and future resources wisely for the benefit of its citizens.”

Environmental Leadership Policy: Principles

To pursue this mission, the Environmental Leadership Policy identified 12 guiding principles:

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Comply with all applicable local, state and federal environmental regulations in all County facilities.​​
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​Practice energy conservation in all County facilities.
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Practice waste minimization and recycling in all County facilities.
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Purchase the lowest-emission vehicles practical to meet County needs.
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Include environmental considerations in purchasing decisions for goods and services.
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Acquire, maintain and preserve land to protect the natural environment.
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Reuse existing buildings and infrastructure and avoid greenfield development.
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​Require environmentally sensitive design options in all new facilities and retrofits.
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Provide employees with opportunities and incentives to practice environmentally sound behaviors.
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Actively explore the feasibility of implementing new and innovative products and/or practices that provide environmental benefits, and inform elected officials of new opportunities.​
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Direct all County business units to integrate environmental considerations into their activities, and direct LUESA staff to assist business units with identifying and implementing environmentally sound practices.
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Develop a program for continuous review of County activities to insure we seek practical ways to reduce the adverse environmental impacts of our activities, and carefully evaluate new opportunities to achieve sound environmental practices in government operations.



Environmental Leadership Team
The Environmental Leadership Team is appointed by the County Manager’s office. It includes managers and directors from across the County, including those who have expertise in air quality, water quality, solid waste and land use.

Current Environmental Leadership Team (updated December 2014)

​​Peter JareoCharlotte Mecklenburg LibraryAssociate Director of Operations
Dave CanaanWater & Land ResourcesDirector
Bill CarrollBusiness ServicesMultimedia Communications Manager
Erin DeBeradinisAsset & Facility ManagementEnergy Manager
Mark HahnAsset & Facility ManagementDirector
Ebenezer GujjarlapudiLand Use & Environmental Services (LUESA)Director
Bill HardisterEnvironmental HealthDirector
Nyki HardyPublic HealthBusiness Manager
Michael HensleyCounty Manager's OfficeAssistant to the County Manager
Leslie JohnsonCounty Manager's OfficeAssistant County Manager
Diana KooserCharlotte Mecklenburg SchoolsEnvironmental Health & Safety Manager
Marcy MarsBusiness ServicesDirector of Purchasing
Chris MatthewsPark & RecreationNatural Resources Manager
Pamela MetcalfCentral Piedmont Community CollegeEnergy & Environmental Manager
​Leslie Rhodes​Air QualityDirector​
​Jeff Smithberger​Solid Waste​Director
​Mark Bevilacqua​Asset & Facility Management​Fleet Manager

Address

Mailing Address:

Sustainability
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte,
NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Dylan Kirk
980-314-3337