Weekly Brief June 6!

Did you know that an average of 44 people move to Charlotte every day, and we’re projected to become the second fastest growing large U.S. city through 2030?

How do we protect our quality of life in Charlotte as we prepare to welcome 400,000 new residents over the next 25 years? The answer is smart growth. 

Sustain Charlotte is THE voice for smart growth and sustainability in the Greater Charlotte region and we need YOUR support!

Over the past year, we've hired new staff, expanded the scope of our programs, and brought exciting new events to our community. Now, we're ready to make an even greater impact in the coming months by growing our membership program!

Today, we launched our Summer Fund Drive, which means NOW is the time to become a member! A small monthly gift of just $5/month will support our work to encourage smarter growth and a sustainable Charlotte region.

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Our goal for this 10-day campaign is to welcome a minimum of 50 new Sustaining Members! Be one of them and BE the change that Sustains Charlotte.

Plus, join today at the $5/month level or higher and we'll give you a free T-shirt, bike bell and a ticket to Biketoberfest 2016!

Already a member? Refer a friend for membership and if they join (and list your name when they signup) we'll also give you a free ticket to Biketoberfest!* 

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Join us TOMORROW for our 'MEGA MIXER'!

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We're partnering with Tour de TurnsFriendship TraysCharlotte Cycles and Triple C Brewing Company for this unique, collaborative event!

Join us tomorrow, anytime between 4pm and 8pm for great food, people, and an exciting raffle! 

Schedule:
4:00pm - 6:00pm: E-bike demos
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Mixer program.

PLUS, for each beer you purchase, Triple C Brewing is generously donating $1 to support our work and Friendship Trays!

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invite your friends on Facebook!


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#ibikeCLT Campaign Update:

1,424 people have signed our online statement of support and over 850 have signed offline!

Over 2,200 local residents are asking Charlotte City Council to approve a protected bike lane through Uptown, connecting Irwin Creek and Little Sugar Creek Greenways! Add your name and join them! 

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* June 7: Sustain Charlotte + Green Drinks Charlotte Mega Mixer - A Special Collaboration! *

4:00pm - 6:00pm e-bike demos, 6:00pm - 8:00pm program. @ Triple C Brewing Company, 2900 Griffith St, Charlotte, NC 28203. For the month of June, the Sustain Charlotte + Green Drinks Charlotte Monthly Mixer is partnering with Tour de TurnsFriendship TraysCharlotte Cycles and Triple C Brewing Company for an exciting, family-friendly event! Join us at Triple C Brewing Company for great local brews, E-bike demos, and a fantastic raffle where you'll have a chance to win a brand new E-bike provided by Charlotte CyclesTriple C Brewing is generously donating $1 from each beer sold to Sustain Charlotte and Friendship Trays! Click here to RSVP.


June 9: Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) Conference Panel: Bicycling Charlotte

6:00pm - 7:30pm @ UNC Charlotte Center City Building, 320 E. 9th, Charlotte 28202. This panel will discuss the state of bicycling in our region with respect to people, institutions, governments, and other social actors. The moderated discussion will explore ways to increase the numbers and diversity of bicyclists, how we can increase the social benefits of bicycling, how bicyclists and their advocates work together, and whether there is a social imperative for bicycling that could quicken the pace of developing a bicyclist-friendly community. Our Bicycle Program Director, Jordan Moore, will be on this panel! Click here to learn more and to register. 


June 20 - August 5: Charlotte Air Awareness Clean Commute Olympics

Minimizing vehicle emissions is one of the most powerful steps our community can take to improve air quality. Challenge your friends and coworkers to make a positive change! Record at least five clean commutes for an entry into the Grand Prize drawing. You could win an Ultra-HD television to watch the Rio games, or one of seven weekly prizes for clean commuting this summer! Sustain Charlotte is a partner for this challenge. Registration is now open! Click here to register yourself or company today!


MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

Is your company interested in joining the Sustain Charlotte Partner Network? Our generous partners play a critical role in supporting our work. Through our corporate membership program, we provide year-round brand exposure, positive publicity, and business development opportunities to those businesses and nonprofits that are helping make our community more sustainable through their products, services, or commitment to move their organization towards greater sustainability. Become a partner today!

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PLATINUM

Wooden Robot Brewery - TreeCycle America

GOLD

#thesavageway - Alfred Williams & Company - Alta Planning + Design - Belk - Boingo Graphics - The Center for Intentional Leadership - Charlotte Magazine - DPS Construction - Environmental Window Solutions - National Gypsum - NC GreenPower - New Belgium Brewing - Optima Engineering - Packard Place - Pinckney Marketing - Recover - S&D Coffee & Tea - Triple C Brewing


BRONZE


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