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    Charlotte family commits to cycling lifestyle

    When Edward Doughty heard Sustain Charlotte's executive director Shannon Binns speak at a recent Leadership Charlotte event, he did far more than listen and take notes. Doughty went out and bought bicycles for his entire family that weekend as a birthday gift to his wife. The next day, they rode about 10 miles on the greenways. "The kids loved it. We had a great day!"

    Since then, they've been doing lots of exploring on two wheels. One of the unique perks of riding bikes as a family has been discovering new destinations. "We found a little park in Huntingtowne Farms that we didn't even know existed." 


    Cycling is a family activity for this crew!

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    Grier Heights computer lab comes to life

    Volunteers from Sustain Charlotte’s Community Corps have partnered with CrossRoads Corporation and Grier Heights neighborhood volunteers to install 40 laptop computers in the Grier Heights Community Center.


    Many partners worked to make Grier Heights' Community Center computer lab a reality!

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    Sustain Charlotte members celebrate at summer potluck

    June 23 may have been the hottest day of the year, but it didn't keep our members from enjoying a family-friendly evening of grilling and games at a beautiful (and surprisingly breezy) lakeside pavilion in Park Road Park! We celebrated the success of our June fund drive and welcomed many of the 61 new members who have joined in the past few weeks. The financial support of our members allows us to do the important work of moving Greater Charlotte further along a sustainable path. This picnic was our chance to say THANK YOU!


    The Sustainability Scholars from Davidson College joined us for food and fun!

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    CATS narrows down options for Silver Line rail

    Following a series of public meetings over the past year, CATS staff have determined two possible alignments for the future Silver Line light rail. These options are based on technical considerations as well as input from over 1,000 community members who shared their desires and concerns for the corridor.

    Click here to see the area under consideration. At the June 22 Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) meeting, we learned that CATS has narrowed down the possible alignments from four options to two. Here's the area through which the Silver Line will run:


    Study area for the Silver Line (image from


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