A safe and healthy environment is an essential component of the greater Charlotte region’s vision for the future. CCOG’s Sustainability Program works collaboratively with partners across the region, state, and nation to improve, conserve, and protect our region’s natural resources, as well as promote a clean and healthy environment. Sustainability Program staff stay involved in a number of different energy and environmental sectors including:

• Water resources (quality and quantity)

• Air quality

• Renewable energy and energy efficiency

• Solid waste and recycling; and

• Cleaner, alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies through the CCFC, a designated U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program

All programs and initiatives led by Sustainability Program staff work to control the cost of government in the region and state, to create economic opportunity, and of course, improve quality of life for our region’s citizens. Ensuring energy and environmental resources is critical to the overall health, quality of life, and competitiveness of the greater Charlotte region.  The involvement and tasks performed by the CCOG staff vary by topic area and project.  For more information, contact Jason Wager (jwager@centralina.org), CCOG Sustainability Program Manager.