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Natural Awakenings Charlotte

Green Profiles 2020

Mar 28, 2020 12:45PM ● By Shannon Mc Kenzie

Atrium Animal Hospital & Wellness Center

 Environmentally conscious and active since 1996. Holistic animal care is care of the animal body and our planet as they are inseparable and an integral part of each other. Pesticides/herbicides on the yard or pet is discouraged due to being harmful to pets and planet. We employ a judicious use of antibiotics and pharmaceuticals. Our office recycles paper, plastic, cardboard, replaced plastic bags with paper or reusable bags and is powered by solar panels. Our nonprofit, Trees, Bees and All of These, protects trees and green spaces.

Location: 6520 McMahon Dr, Charlotte. For more information, call 704-542-2000 or visit and 


Claudia Josephine Design

Claudia Josephine Design’s “ecoluxe” focus facilitates a client’s ability to make informed choices when building, remodeling, and decorating. Our firm’s sustainable approach encourages the reuse and upcycle of select existing elements and proposes eco-friendly, quality furnishings and décor that provide clients with enduring, timeless finishes. We believe that sustainable, eco-friendly design can be stylish and home-healthy. To embark on a full-scale, luxury design experience, visit our website to view our portfolio and select services. Call us today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.

Location: Serving Charlotte and surrounding areas. For more information, call 860-796-3415, email [email protected] or visit 


Mecklenburg County Compost & Mulch: The Yard Waste Boomerangs

 Take advantage of a Mecklenburg County compost and mulch program for a full 360° of your yard waste. Did you know your curbside yard waste (leaves and brush) is upcycled into high quality gardening products? Recycling yard waste saves landfill space, remains local and is affordable. Compost is available in conveniently packaged 1.5 cubic foot bags and delivery is offered for bulk compost and mulch. Reduce your carbon footprint with upcycled yard products available at the Compost Central and Foxhole public recycling centers.

Locations: 140 Valleydale Rd., Charlotte, 980-314-3880; 17131 Lancaster Hwy., Charlotte., 980-314-3845. For more information, visit 



Organic Marketplace

Over the last 27 years, Organic Marketplace has sought to be at the forefront of business practices that lessen our collective carbon footprint. Raised beds in the rear of the store are for fresh "slow" food for Sprouts cafe as well as to beautify the environment. Our landscape has always been chemical-free and is bee/butterfly friendly with pollinator plants. Packaging waste is addressed with our bulk foods, herbs, and culinary spices department. Plastic bags were discontinued six years ago to combat plastic pollution in our Oceans.  

Location: 1012 S. New Hope Rd., Gastonia. For more information, call 704-864-0605 or visit 



 Sustain Charlotte

Sustain Charlotte’s mission is to inspire choices that lead to a healthy, equitable, and vibrant community for generations to come. We promote smart growth by collaborating with local neighborhoods, government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses to solve challenges to the long-term social, economic, and environmental health of our community. Our vision is a region in which everyone has the knowledge, resources and opportunity to make choices with a clear awareness of their combined social, economic and environmental impacts. Become a member today.

Location: 1100 S. Mint St, Charlotte. For more information, email [email protected] or visit


The Patio Farmer

Want to grow food? Have a little space? You CAN grow food at home and reduce your carbon footprint. The Patio Farmer is a small business that tailors services to meet its clients’ needs. Erin (owner/farmer) has years of experience growing food in all spaces and LOVES teaching individuals and community groups. Start with a consultation to plan your space. Join a class or host one yourself. Begin (or continue) your food-growing journey TODAY. Empower the inner green thumb you’ve always known you have!

Location: Serving Charlotte and surrounding areas. For more information, email [email protected] or visit 

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