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.