Charlotte to get boost from Bloomberg nonprofit’s sustainable city initiative (WFAE)

Charlotte is about to get some extra help in attracting federal dollars to become a more sustainable city — it’s among 25 U.S. cities selected for the Bloomberg American Sustainable Cities initiative.

The goal of the three-year partnership is to help local governments complete sustainable energy, transportation, and infrastructure projects by offering support staff and technical assistance.

“It’s both a recognition of the City’s commitment to address these challenges and the work they have done so far,” said Shannon Binns, founder of local nonprofit Sustain Charlotte. Binns said he hopes that the additional resources will help the city continue work to lower climate pollution, “especially in disadvantaged communities historically overburdened by pollution.”

Read the full WFAE article.