July 11 Weekly Brief!

Do you believe that Sustain Charlotte is our community’s leading voice for sustainability? #WalkTheWalk and take your support for Sustain Charlotte one step further! 

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We're launching our #WalkTheWalk Summer Fund Drive, which means now through July 19th is THE time to join our team of dedicated Sustain Charlotte members! 

You can join TODAY with a small gift of just $5/month or $60/year. You'll receive a free ticket to 2017 Biketoberfest and enjoy other great Member Benefits!

Already a member? Make a one-time special gift of $25, $60 more and/or bring a friend to our July 12th Mega Mixer and we'll give you a free ticket to our 2017 Biketoberfest!*

Through July 19th, your donation will go twice as far thanks to a generous matching gift from the Blumenthal Foundation! That means that any gift you make will be doubled!

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Over the past year, we've launched engaging new initiatives, brought exciting new events to our community, and grown our impact!  

Click here to learn more about our 2017 accomplishments to date and check out our video highlighting community members who share why they support Sustain Charlotte. We're ready to make an even greater impact in the remaining months with your help!

Our goal for this 10-day campaign is to welcome at least 60 new members and raise $5,000!  Be one of them and #WalkTheWalk

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely, 

Shannon Binns
Sustain Charlotte Founder + Director

TOMORROW: Three great reasons why you don't want to miss our Mid-Summer 'Mega' Mixer on July 12!

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Join us this Wednesday to learn how we can bring world-class bike infrastructure to CLT!

1. National expert on bicycle and pedestrian street design, Nick Falbo, is our special guest speaker. He's with Alta Planning + Design and visiting from Portland, Oregon!

2. Complimentary appetizers provided by Whole Foods Market.

3. You'll have a chance to WIN a new BIKE (a men's or women's beach cruiser), courtesy of The Bike Medics! (Get 1 for $10 or 3 for $20)

See you at Free Range Brewing tomorrow (July 12) at 6:00pm!

* Become a member at the event and get one raffle ticket FREE! Already a member? Sustain Charlotte members will receive a free raffle ticket for each friend you bring along! *

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Join us on Thursday, July 13 for a status update on the West Boulevard Corridor study!

We've supported West Boulevard neighborhood residents in this Charlotte Department of Transportation study that focuses on improving conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists along West Boulevard between Camden Road and Billy Graham Parkway. 

All who attend this meeting will have an opportunity to review findings and discuss potential improvements to West Boulevard. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 13, drop in 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
WHERE: West Boulevard Branch Library, 2157 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28208. 


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* July 20: * With support from the Knight Foundation and WeeklyRides.com, Sustain Charlotte will be hosting the first in a series of quarterly public action workshops called Shifting Gears to propel cycling in Charlotte forward! 

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Are you interested in helping make Charlotte a better city for bicycling? Would you like to learn what the City and others are already doing and work with them to achieve this goal? Join us for this FREE event!

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July 11: Learn about the Better Block -- a non-profit that applies tactical urbanism techniques to show the potential of a space that is no longer working -- at this month's Building Community Speaker Series Featuring Jason Roberts! 


September 29 & 30: Sustain Charlotte has partnered with Carolina Jubiliee 2017, which means you can support two great LOCAL nonprofits with your ticket purchase! This festival includes great music, good food, and is centered around bringing the Carolinas together to support local farming and community businesses. Use discount code SUSTAINCLT (case sensitive) and half of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Sustain Charlotte and the other to the Carolina Farm Trust!  


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

The Center for Intentional Leadership - Free Range Brewing - ROOTS Catering 
Scalable Consulting - Shook Kelley - TreeCycle America - Whole Foods Market

GOLD

 Abundant Power Group, LLC - Alta Planning + Design - Boingo Graphics - DPS Construction - Epic Capital Wealth Management - Integra Design Group - Leaf Burrito - Little - Logan Community Music School - National Gypsum - Natural Awakenings - Optima Engineering  - S&D Coffee & Tea 
ULI Charlotte - Weeklyrides.com - Wooden Robot Brewery


BRONZE

AT&T - Barrett G. Moore, DDS, PA & Associates - Carolina Urban Lumber - Charlotte Agenda - Choices Do Matter - Craft Growler Shop and Tasting Room - Dharma Construction Group, LLC - Domtar - Duke Energy - Flywheel Group - Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont - Greater Charlotte Apartment Association - Green LED Efficiency -  Greffen Systems - HDR - Healthy Home Market - HNTB - Insight Architects - Interstate All Battery Center - Charlotte - Moore & Van Allen - NC Sustainable Energy Association - Okra Charlotte / Gumbo: The Store - Queen City Bicycles - Renewable Energy Transition Initiative - SAROS Desalination - Studio Cellar - STV Engineers, Inc. - TC Lifestyle Fitness - UNC Charlotte - WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

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