FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2012
Contact: Rob Phocas, Energy and Sustainability Manager
704-336-7558 or rphocas@CharlotteNC.gov
Take a tour by desktop or on foot
The City of Charlotte has released the Charlotte Green Tour application, telling the story of environmental sustainability investments in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The Charlotte Green Tour presents the environmental story as “themes” based on the following categories:
- Energy, Water
- Solid Waste
- Air & Transportation
- Parks & Green Space
- Envision Charlotte Sites
The Green Tour application is available as a mobile tour that generates a walking route for use in Uptown Charlotte or as desktop computer story map version. The application detects the type of device from which the link is accessed and presents either the desktop or mobile version. A special “Green Star” theme highlights environmentally-friendly features along Tryon Street in the Charlotte center city. Visitors and residents taking the Green Star tour will visit sites such as LEED-certified buildings, electric vehicle charging stations, and recycling locations. The City of Charlotte collaborated with Mecklenburg County on content development for the environmental features.
The direct link to the Charlotte Green Tour mobile version is: http://maps.charlottenc.gov/greentour
To learn more about energy and the environment in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, please visit www.power2charlotte.com and www.charmeck.org.