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circa 2010
Elena M. Michel, Msc.

Charlotte Green Living Examiner

2010.FEB.23 - Present

Elena Michel has been writing for since 2010. Articles report on everything from upcycling to local green shopping, exemplary organizations and individuals, and Charlotte's latest sustainability news.

JN Fries Middle School


JN Fries Middle is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) school dedicated to presenting their students with their future options, including green collar jobs. Elena offered just that at their annual careers fair.

Charlotte Regional Partnership


Green Strategy: A Summary of the UK & Charlotte Business Leaders Breakfast  ::   What comes to the forefront of your mind when you hear the word green? Once upon a time, green was a color. Now, green is... more. 

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, GreenWorks


Going Green: Be Eco-Nomical & Eco-Friendly  :: Elena was invited to guest speak on behalf of CCC's GreenWorks for the NorthWest Chapter at the Pine Island Country Club to a group of business owners and operators.

Saga ScanFeast


The Saga of the Carolinas' celebrates their Scandinavian and Germanic roots with an annual ScanFeast. Our team was on hand to advise on sustainability, and Elena was invited to guest speak on the main platform.

Sustain Charlotte


Charlotte 2030: A Sustainable Vision for Our Region  ::  Sustain Charlotte hosted a public launch event at the Uptown Square (Trade/Tryon) declaring their dedication to a more sustainable city. 

US Postal Service (Regional) for PCC Day


Guest speaker instructing small businesses who operate USPS stores on the subject of cost savings by being more sustainable. Go green to make green!

Charlotte Parent Magazine


Teaching Kids Eco Responsibility  ::  Most parents agree children need to be charged with some form of personal responsibility to instill independence and problem solving skills. On top of... more. 

FOX News on WCCB Charlotte with Morgan Fogarty


Walking the Green Walk  ::  Elena Michel really walks the enviro-friendly walk and that includes no lights when she's at work! Even her accessories are green; she wears a recycled soda can tab bracelet. Michel is a... more.

Charlotte Talks on WFAE 90.7


Green: England vs. America  ::  The Charlotte Talks interview with Mike Collins at WFAE addresses the UK's sustainability progress over the USA. Topics ranged from the building industry to retail, the ecosystem to energy.

Charlotte County Day School


The Charlotte Country Day School invited Elena to instruct a fourth grade class on the fundamentals of sustainability and green building. Educating children is a privilege ensuring a greener future.