December 29 Weekly Brief!

Watch the video below to learn about the tremendous impact we've had in the community this year thanks to our supporters! 

Click here to view or download the full, detailed list.  

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Will you help us make an even greater impact in 2017? 

The year will be coming to an end in just two days, which means you only have 48 hours to help us reach our goal to raise $15,000!  

Give the gift that Sustains Charlotte by donating $25, $50, $100 or more before year end

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We are sincerely grateful to all who have supported us so far with a gift in support of our end of year goal! We look forward to working together to have an even greater impact in 2017!


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Join our team as a communications intern for spring 2017!

We're seeking a qualified intern to join our team for 10-20 hours per week January through May 2017!

Click here to learn more and apply! The deadline for applications is December 31st. 


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Enlisting Bikes In the Fight Against Inequality [CityLab]

"We try to remind people that we know that commute time is one of the most significant indicators of someone's ability to move out of poverty. And we know that some of Baltimore's most vulnerable neighborhoods have some of the longest commute times. They are in the city but they can't get to jobs or amenities like healthcare and schools and groceries without being on the bus for an hour." Better, safer bicycle infrastructure can become a powerful tool for improving social and economic equity in Charlotte. Will we invest in a network that serves all people?


New Entertainment Venue Approved for South End Industrial Buildings [The Charlotte Observer] 

"Charlotte City Council voted to approve a redevelopment that will bring new entertainment and dining options to a set of industrial buildings on the edge of booming South End. The vote in favor of the plan was unanimous, in spite of misgivings by Charlotte planning staff about the site’s road infrastructure and connectivity." Planning staff didn't lend their support to the plan because it didn't include the requested street connection that "would allow for vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian mobility through an area that is converting existing warehouse uses to an entertainment district...The connection would support the City’s policy goal of increased connectivity and a denser street network in transit station areas.” We are disappointed that Charlotte City Council approved this plan despite concerns about connectivity. Accessibility for people traveling by ALL modes is essential if we really want to create vibrant urban activity centers!


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* January 11: Sustain Charlotte Monthly Mixer with Green Drinks Charlotte * 

6:00pm - 7:30pm @ Free Range Brewing, 2320 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205. 

Join us for an informal and fun evening of conversation and networking! Our Monthly Mixers provide an opportunity to learn more about us, our partners, and meet others interested in local sustainability issues. At 6:30, our program will begin and you'll hear from special guest Clean Air Carolina! Everyone is warmly welcomed. Please be sure to register to let us know you're coming: 

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Note: In an effort to sustain our events and programs (including our Monthly Mixers), we're asking that all non-members donate just $5 to attend this event. Not a member? Join today for just $5/month or $60/year to attend all future mixers at no cost, plus receive other great benefits!


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We're happy to announce that RED Group has renewed their membership in the Sustain Charlotte Partner Network at the Gold level! We're proud to have their support of our mission and your community! 

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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

Free Range Brewing - TreeCycle America - Wooden Robot Brewery

GOLD

#thesavageway - Abundant Power Group, LLC - Alfred Williams & Company - Alta Planning + Design - Belk - Boingo Graphics - The Center for Intentional Leadership - Charlotte Magazine - DPS Construction - Environmental Window Solutions - Epic Capital Wealth Management - Integra Design Group - Logan Community Music School - National Gypsum - New Belgium Brewing - Optima Engineering - Packard Place - Recover - S&D Coffee & Tea - Triple C Brewing - Weeklyrides.com


BRONZE



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