Sustain Charlotte honors Earth Day

The advocacy group Sustain Charlotte honored individuals and initiatives for working to make the city a greener place at its annual awards ceremony and Earth Day celebration Wednesday night.

Awards were made to 31 winners in nine categories. First place winners:

Energy: Envision Charlotte.

Food: Green Teacher Network.

Land use: Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN).

Social equity: Youth Development Initiatives.

Transportation: B-Cycle / Charlotte Center City Partners.

Sustainable Economy: Centralina Council of Governments.

Waste Reduction: Central Piedmont Community College.

Water: Autobell Car Wash.

Outstanding leader: Terry Lansdell.

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