29 Aug '16, 11am

Get your tickets now - the Green Gala Sustainable Business Awards & Fundraiser is on 9.15 at @RitzCarlton Charlotte!

Get your tickets now - the Green Gala Sustainable Business Awards & Fundraiser is on 9.15 at @RitzCarlton Charlotte!

Speaker: Suzanne Shelton Why sustainability matters — and why your efforts matter. Most Americans see “green” as “good,” they say energy conservation impacts their daily purchases and activities, and they claim they’d buy a more energy efficient home if they had the choice and not buy products from brands or companies that treat the environment poorly. The problem is, we don’t see a lot of action backing up those words. Less than 1 percent of our farmland is organic, less than 1 percent of our housing stock has undergone a deep energy efficiency retrofit, and less than 1 percent of single-family homes have solar on their rooftops. And we haven’t seen a major decline in sales of brands with questionable environmental ethics yet. Meanwhile, the global population continues to grow, demanding more of the earth’s resources, and scientists keep sounding the alarm bell that tempe...

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