Sustainable Raleigh News: Volume 1, Issue 4

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Economic Strength...Environmental Stewardship...Social Equity.

African Sustainability Tour

Gaining International Attention

Sustainable Raleigh is working with the International Affairs Council of North Carolina to take international visitors on “green” tours. In June, African visitors took the Downtown Sustainability Walking Tour.  In July, Palestinian and Israeli visitors toured the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant solar array.

Listen/read more about the African tour by WUNC-FM radio. 

Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant

Award-winning Project

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has awarded Raleigh’s Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant a Peak Performance Award for 100 percent compliance for the past 10 consecutive years, and the Excellence in Management Gold Award for its commitment to sustainability, resiliency and innovation.

RMB Green Roof

Green Roof Growing on Municipal Building

Recent visitors to the Raleigh Municipal Building (RMB) parking deck may have been surprised to find a green garden growing on the formerly bare roof over the fuel pumps located between the garage and the old Police building. The green garden was moved from Fire Station 9 to the RMB roof over a three-month period.

Hurricane Survival Kit

Hurricane Preparedness

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts June through November; the peak season is mid-August to late October. Hurricanes can produce winds exceeding 155 miles per hour and tornadoes, as well as cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall. Now is the time to prepare for hurricane season.

COR Sustainability Report

The City of Raleigh wants to save taxpayers money,” is the opening line of an online news article recently published by the Raleigh Public Record. The article focuses on Raleigh’s innovative sustainability initiatives and their impacts on taxpayer dollars.

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Trolley Pub

The Trolley Pub is a pedal-powered, eco-friendly, pub-crawling trolley for up to 14 people at time. The Trolley Pub is powered by YOU and your fellow pedalers. It’s hard not to smile on the Trolley Pub!

If you have a photo showing sustainability in action and would like it considered for our Photo of the Month, include a brief story and email it to 


Cost of Electric Driving


The price of gasoline is posted at every gas station, but what about the cost of driving on electricity? The Department of Energy’s “eGallon” allows drivers to see how much they can save on fuel by using electricity instead of gasoline. 


Eco-friendly Taxi

Taxi Taxi

Taxi Taxi of Raleigh is the green transportation service in the Triangle. “Taxi Taxi puts Raleigh on the cutting edge in incorporating the latest environmental and technological innovations into taxi service,” said general manager Fred Platt.


City of Raleigh
Office of Sustainability
222 West Hargett Street #302
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 996-3840