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Nonprofit Partners to Bring Back The Charlotte Sustainability Summit

Nonprofit Partners to Bring Back The Charlotte Sustainability Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Charlotte, NC (May 13, 2024) SHARE Charlotte and Carben Events are excited to bring back the Charlotte Sustainability Summit this summer to The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City. This full-day event will include multiple workshops and discussions from different nonprofit organizations, city and county leaders to highlight the impact of collaborative efforts in advancing sustainability in Charlotte.

The Charlotte Sustainability Summit debuted in 2018 and was produced by Sustain Charlotte and UNCC’s Sustainability program. After a pandemic-induced hiatus, SHARE Charlotte and Carben Events are proud to relaunch the event to continue educating Charlotteans on how they can make more sustainable choices.

“Partnering with Casey on this event was such a natural fit due to her experience in hosting the initial summit and deep appreciation for our nonprofit community. We love partnerships that allow us to create opportunities to highlight the amazing work of our nonprofits and the Environmental Ethos that we have in Charlotte” says Melissa Hovey, Managing Director of SHARE Charlotte. “Our mission is to create a better Charlotte by EMPOWERING NONPROFITS AND HELPING PEOPLE invest in their communities in ways that matter most to them.”

​Discussions will cover topics ranging from transportation, trails and land conservation, greenways and parks, waste solutions, wildlife conservation, local food and more. The event is presented by Wells Fargo and Albemarle.

“We want to spread awareness of all the hard work being done in our area to mitigate climate change,” says Casey Wilson, owner of Carben Events + Marketing. “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.”


Saturday, June 8th, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at The Dubois Center at UNCC Center City (320 E. 9th St.)


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Event check-in, coffee and light breakfast

9:00 - 9:20 a.m. - Welcome from SHARE Charlotte’s Melissa Hovey

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Block 1

  • Aligning Transportation Choices & Walkable Communities for a Sustainable Future. Led by Meg Fencil of Sustain Charlotte
  • Understanding North Carolina's Air Pollution Challenges And Solutions. Panel discussion with Jeffrey Robbins of CleanAIRE NC, Jane Singleton Myers of TreesCharlotte, and Sarah Hazel, of the City of Charlotte’s Office of Sustainability and Resiliency. Moderated by Tony Mecia of The Charlotte Ledger
  • Waste Not, Want Not: How To Be Responsible With Your Waste in Charlotte. Panel discussion led by Daniel Heaton of Envision Charlotte’s Innovation Barn, Jonathan Hill with Keep Charlotte Beautiful, and Jeffrey Smithberger of Solid Waste and Recycling for the County. Moderated by Zachary Turner of WFAE.
  • How To Conserve Wildlife in Your Backyard. Panel discussion led by Kate Greiner of the NC Wildlife Federation, Caroline Burgett of Charlotte Stormwater, and Kristin Dean of Carolina Raptor Center. Moderated by Maria Delgado of CLTtoday.

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. - Block 2

  • How Supporting Local Food Systems Benefits Your Community. Panel discussion led by Michael Bowling of Carolina Farm Trust, Samantha DeRosa of Farmers Market Management Services, and Cherie Jzar of Deep Roots Farm. Moderated by Kristen Wile of Unpretentious Palate.
  • Conservation and Connections: Pathways into a Sustainable Future. Led by Brittany Brown and Jane Love of Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail.
  • From Source to Sink to Stream: Understanding and Protecting Your Water Supply. Led by Brandon Jones of Catawba Riverkeeper
  • Getting Public Space Right: Why Public Spaces are Important to Sustainability. Led by Beth Poovey of Partners for Parks, Erin Chantry of the City of Charlotte’s Urban Design Center, and Chris Matthews of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation. Moderated by Tim Miner of Charlotte is Creative.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Keynote

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Wrap Up & Network 

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now for $30. Students receive a discounted ticket price of $20. Tickets include access to the full-day of sessions as well as lunch. Learn more and purchase tickets:

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ABOUT Carben Events + Marketing

Carben Events is an event planning and event marketing company that has been producing community and corporate events in the area for over 17 years. Owner Casey Wilson has created and/or produced some of the most well-known and loved events in Charlotte.



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