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Natural Awakenings Charlotte

Green Profiles 2021

 A Greener Clean

We believe in being good stewards of God's creation. Reusable cloths, lambswool dusters, eco-friendly laundry detergent, washable shoe covers, toxic free cleaning chemicals, and hybrid company vehicles to save on fuel and emissions represent our commitment to the environment. Giving customers more free time through nontoxic, healthy-home cleaning services and while reducing our carbon footprint is our mission. Serving the Lake Norman area. Call today to see how we can help you.  


For more information, call 704-765-2035, email [email protected] or visit



The Patio Farmer


The Patio Farmer is a small business that tailors services to help YOU grow food at home (and   reduce your carbon footprint), no matter how much (or little) space you have. Erin (owner/farmer) has years of experience growing food in all spaces and LOVES teaching individuals and community groups. Book a consultation, join or host a class, sign-up for Plant Club (monthly subscription program) or place an order for home delivery to begin (or continue) your food-growing journey. The Patio Farmer is here to help!

Location: Serving Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston and surrounding counties. For more information, email [email protected] or visit



For The Love Of Dutch

 For the Love of Dutch feeds, nourishes and nurtures your pet with natural food. Our ready to serve, handcrafted, small batch stews are made with fresh, seasonal produce and sustainably sourced meat from local farms. We love pets - and we love caring for them with socially responsible practices. We honor this commitment by supporting local farmers and sourcing less beautiful, nutrient-rich produce and less talked about organ meat to save food waste. Our BPA Free and FDA approved packaging is 100% recyclable (Recycle No7 pouch and labels).


Location: Serving Charlotte and surrounding areas. For more information, visit, email [email protected] or call 704-576-7916. 



Kings Mountain Preserve and Retreat Center


As the Charlotte area’s only Conservation Burial Ground, Kings Mountain Preserve is proud to offer the most environmentally sensitive method of burial in our nation. Bodies cannot be embalmed, and any containers must be 100% biodegradable. No concrete vaults or metal caskets are permitted. In addition, a Green Burial avoids producing an average of 534.6 pounds of harmful carbon dioxide per cremation. Facilities include an outdoor pavilion and chapel for ceremonies in nature, as well as a retreat center that sleeps up to 6.


Location: 321 Indian Springs Rd., Blacksburg, SC. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 877-375-2495 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. Affordability, livability, and access to essentials goods and services without a car are key areas for which Sustain Charlotte advocates. We invite you to become a member today.


Location: 1100 S. Mint St, Charlotte. For more information, visit



Mecklenburg County Compost & Mulch: Completing the Circular Economy with Yard Waste


Spring is compost and mulch season! 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. Mecklenburg County has high quality compost available in conveniently packaged 1.25 cubic foot bags and delivery is offered for bulk compost and mulch from our external partner, C&M Restorations. Reduce your carbon footprint with upcycled yard products available at the Compost Central and Foxhole Full-Service Centers.


Locations for bulk pick-up: 140 Valleydale Rd., Charlotte; 17131 Lancaster Hwy., Charlotte. For more information, visit For delivery, call C&M at 704-858-7617. 




 A Zero Waste and Refill Shop based in Charlotte. Our mission is to empower our community to a healthier, simpler and more sustainable lifestyle by changing our consumption habits. Owner, Valerie, offers a curated selection of non-toxic and eco-friendly alternatives for your home and your body. Get your refills of shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap and more delivered right to your doorstep. Register for our free Introduction to Zero Waste class online. Small Changes make Big Impacts! Contact us today and reduce waste.


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



Farm Fresh Carolinas


Farm Fresh Carolinas utilizes local farms and delivery logistics throughout the greater Charlotte  area to deliver fresh, organic produce to your door and reduce our collective carbon footprint in the process! Customers may utilize our reusable bag and package recycling programs. Food is not wasted – Farm Fresh donates leftover and damaged food to local food banks or to local farms for livestock feed. Enjoy flexible options ranging from curbside and co-op pick-up to delivery to residences and workplaces. Sign up for Farm Fresh deliveries today.

Location: Serving Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Cabarrus, York and N. Lancaster counties. For more information, visit  




Organic Marketplace

 Over the last 28 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 for fresh organic produce for Sprouts cafe as well as to beautify the environment. Our landscape has always been chemical-free with an emphasis on pollinator friendly plants. Packaging waste is addressed with our bulk foods, herbs, and culinary spices department. Plastic bags were discontinued seven 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

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