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Green Profiles 2023

 The Patio Farmer’s Plant Club

The Patio Farmer is a woman-owned 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. Consider joining The Patio Farmer's monthly subscription service this spring and summer to learn how to grow cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, ginger, basil, and passionflower. Two membership levels are available. Supplies included! 

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

Organic Marketplace

Over the last 30 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 nine 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

 Mecklenburg County Compost & MulchCompleting the Circular Economy with Yard Waste

Spring is compost and mulch season! Did you know your curbside yard waste (leaves, grass, 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 or sold in bulk, like a full pick-up truck.  Reduce your carbon footprint with upcycled yard products available at the Compost Central and Foxhole Full-Service Centers.  Check out for more details.

Locations for pick-up: 140 Valleydale Rd., Charlotte; 17131 Lancaster Hwy., Charlotte. For more information, 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 advocate for local solutions that reduce our impact on the climate, advance racial equity, and support residents’ health and wellness. 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. We invite you to become a member today.

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

 Claudia Josephine Design

A 2022 Charlotte Sustainability Awards nominee for Inspiring Small Business, Claudia Josephine Design’s “ecoluxe” focus enables informed choices when building, remodeling, and decorating. Our 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. 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

 The Schiele Museum of Natural History

You may know that The Schiele has a state-of-the-art planetarium and exhibits featuring wildlife, American Indian artifacts, gems and minerals, dinosaur fossils, and more… But did you also know that the museum has a nature trail and a working farm with live animals and local crops? When you visit The Schiele, indoors or out, you support a mission to promote understanding of the natural world through research, programs, and the collections we hold in trust for the public.

Location: 1500 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. For more information, visit or call 704-866-6900.


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 or at one of our events. Small Changes make Big Impacts! Contact us today and reduce waste.

Location: Order online for shipment within the U.S., refill deliveries to Charlotte and parts of Union County. Also at South End Market, Lokal in Camp North End and Painted Tree Boutiques in Matthews. For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Sedona Waterproofing Solutions

Dedicated to helping families achieve healthier and energy-efficient homes. Offering moisture control and prevention, mold remediation, crawlspace repair and encapsulation – which results in an annual energy savings ranging from 15-30%, and ultimately cleaner, healthier air in your home. We seek to address the root-cause of your moisture issues and use best practices to resolve. Call today for a free inspection that includes a complete analysis with accompanying photos and several proposal/quotations to address issues to accommodate varying budgets.

Location: Supporting Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Rowan, Iredell, Union, Gaston and York Counties. For more information, call 704-960-7906 or visit

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