March 3 Weely Brief!

On March 1, we launched a landmark initiative to transform the way people move around the region! We want YOU to be a part of it!

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Register for Way2Go CLT and our online platform and app will help you plan and log your trips biking, walking, carpooling and riding transit! The more trips you log, the more chances you have to win monthly prizes!

What could you win? Gift cards and packages to Coaltrane's Char GrillBirdsong Brewing Co.Canvas, a Boutique, and more! 

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Are you in? You can join as an individual or join a team for free RIGHT NOW! 

To join a team: First, click here to see all the companies, neighborhoods, and other organizations that have formed teams. If you don't see your organization listed, click here to let us know!

To join as an individual: Simply click here to register at way2goclt.org!

Do it for your health. Do it for your wallet. Do it for Charlotte. Do it for the shameless bragging rights. Together, let's drive one million fewer miles in 2017!

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Thanks to financial support from NCDOT and Kimley-Horn, we’re able to bring this initiative and customized platform to you at no cost!

Way2Go CLT is Powered By:

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Don't miss this opportunity to show your support for local sustainability!

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The 2017 Sustain Charlotte Awards Celebration on April 26 is an opportunity to honor and be inspired by our many local organizations and individuals who are working hard to make our community healthy, equitable and vibrant for generations to come. 

Will you show your support and thanks to our local sustainability leaders by submitting a nomination for an individual or organization today? 

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Don't delay! The nomination deadline is March 12th. 

Don't have tickets yet? Get yours NOW at our Early Bird price!

Many thanks to our event sponsors: 

Food Sponsor, ROOTS Catering; Media Sponsor Charlotte Magazine; Gold Sponsor Rodgers Builders; Silver Sponsors Blumenthal FoundationDuke EnergyO2 emcS&D Coffee and Tea; and Bronze Sponsor Little.

Don't miss a fun evening of networking and learning at our Monthly Mixer on Wednesday, March 8th!

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Our Monthly Mixers provide an opportunity to learn more about us, our partners, and meet others interested in local sustainability issues. Plus, you'll have a chance to win a great raffle prize!

Join us on Wednesday, March 8, at Free Range Brewing from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. At 6:45, our program will begin and you'll hear from Way2Go CLT Sponsor Kimley-Horn who will talk about how through design they are working to create a more sustainable local community. 

Then, we'll raffle off a savory gift from Benny Pennello's Pizza in NoDa!

This is a family-friendly event and everyone is warmly welcomed. Please be sure to register to let us know you're coming!

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Local residents like you play a critical role in ensuring we have the resources to carry out our work in the community to inspire choices that lead to a healthy, equitable and vibrant community for generations to come! Click below to be the change and become a sustaining member today!


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Join for $10/month or $120/year and you'll get a Sustain Charlotte T-shirt!

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Join the Sustain Charlotte Spring Ride Committee! 

Like bikes?  Like riding bikes with other people?  Sustain Charlotte is looking to organize a new spring ride during BIKE! Charlotte as a fundraiser for our bicycle program. We're forming a volunteer committee to help plan and execute this ride!  

If interested, email Kate Cavazza, our new Bike Program Manager at kate.cavazza@sustaincharlotte.org

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Sustain Charlotte Launches Community Challenge to Drive 1 Million Fewer Miles Alone [CharlotteFive]

"50.7 percent of Charlotteans would like to bicycle more, 76.6 percent would like to walk more and 56 percent actually live within a 10-minute walk to a public transit stop. Do you fit those numbers? This is where the Way2Go CLT website and app come in. They can be found here. Way2Go CLT, a partnership with N.C. Department of Transportation, Kimley-Horn, Integra Architecture and the Charlotte Area Transit System, is powered by RideAmigos, a national transportation demand management platform, and lets you log miles that you travel by transit, carpool, biking or walking." Click here to read Way2Go CLT press conference highlights and how YOU can register!


Campaign Aims to Cut 1 Million Driving Miles in Charlotte [Charlotte Business Journal]

"Advocacy group Sustain Charlotte launched an eight-month campaign Wednesday to reduce solo driving trips by one million miles as part of a push to make people more aware of options such as mass transit, walking, biking and carpooling. Known as Way2GoCLT, the program includes backing from the state transportation department and an online component created by Los Angeles firm RideAmigosShannon Binns, executive director of Sustain Charlotte, told CBJ on Wednesday at a kickoff event in South End that the goal is to raise awareness while also putting some fun into a good cause." Click here to read learn about Way2Go CLT and how YOU can register!


How Did Charlotte Become a Segregated City? [CharlotteFive]

"Back in the 1890s, Charlotte wasn’t a segregated city — white people and black people lived on the same block all over the city. They mixed together. But all that changed in the early 1900s. You can still see the remnants of this 1900s segregation by looking at Charlotte’s wedge and crescent: The wedge of wealthy people in south Charlotte and the crescent of high-poverty areas stretching from the west, up to the north and over to the east." The land development and transportation infrastructure decisions we make determine whether or not our city is segregated by race and income. Listen to this great podcast to learn how Charlotte became so segregated and how we can learn from our past mistakes.


Bike Sharing is Expanding into South, North and East Charlotte [CharlotteAgenda]

"Plans are for the program to add 30 new bike stations over the next 18 months. That would roughly double the size of the bike-sharing system. It’s also twice as aggressive a plan as B-cycle leaders announced over the summer. A lot of the expansion has come from demand from apartment developers. Neighborhood associations are also getting in on the action." We're thrilled to hear that a lot of the expansion has been spurred by demand from apartment developers and neighborhood associations, showing our community's growing desire for sustainable modes of transportation!


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* March 8 - 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 6:45, our program will begin and you'll hear from Way2Go CLT sponsor Kimley-Horn who will tell you about their sustainability efforts! This is a family-friendly event and 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!


* March 18 - Davidson College Green Ball 2017 Benefiting Sustain Charlotte *

7:30pm - 10:30pm @ Davidson College, 405 North Main Street, Davidson, NC 28035.

Hosted by Environmental Action Coalition, Green Ball is a night of dancing, fun and fund-raising for the Davidson Lands Conservancy and Sustain Charlotte. The Green Ball features swing dancing and silent auctions of prizes donated by local artists and businesses. Tickets start at just $10. We hope you will attend this event in support of our work and the Davidson Lands Conservancy! Click here to register. 


* April 26 - 2017 Sustain Charlotte Awards Celebration *

5:30pm - 8:30pm @ LaCa Projects Gallery, 1429 Bryant St, Charlotte, NC 28208. 

Nine award-winning visionaries. Nine locally curated courses. One incredible journey into Charlotte's future through the eyes, hearts, and hands of our sustainability leaders. Meet our 2017 winners, while noshing on nine courses with ROOTS Catering! Ticket purchase includes two drinks, a delicious, locally-sourced nine-course meal, and an evening of celebration you don't want to miss! Get your early bird tickets before March 15 for just $55! 

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March 3 - KEEPING WATCH on Habitat Sustainability Salon

7:00pm - 9:00pm @ UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Artists are agents of change. Robert Bush, president and CEO of the Arts & Science Council, moderates a panel discussion with artists and curators whose art amplifies messages of environmental concern. Reception at 7 p.m., panel at 8 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Carolina Raptor Center. Registration is required. Click here to register.


March 4 - Open Data Day

9:00am to 5:00pm @ Hygge Coworking West, 2128 Remount Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Open Data Day is an international event held on Saturday, March 4th. Code for Charlotte is looking to help advance the voice of local advocacy through open data! You’re invited to spend the day focusing on how to use data to drive the voice of Charlotte’s advocacy. Most of the day will be focused on actively using existing data sets and/or brainstorming about what data is needed.  Computers are welcome and will help use resources but are not necessary for participation. Click here to register!


March 9 - Wine to Water Charlotte Chapter Launch Party

6:00pm - 9:00pm @ Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203. 

Wine To Water is committed to providing clean water to ONE MILLION people by 2019. Help by attending this event to learn more about Wine to Water! Free admission to attend and learn more about how Wine to Water serves and educates those in need of clean water globally. Click here to learn more. 


March 13 - KEEPING WATCH Mechanical Eye Exhibit Opening Reception

5:00pm - 7:00pm @ Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202. 

The Department of Art & Art History and Rowe Galleries present Mechanical Eye, March 13-29, featuring the work of Rob Carter, McColl Center for Art + Innovation/UNC Charlotte Artist-in-Residence, and students in Associate Professor of Art Jeff Murphy’s Video Art course. Working in a variety of media, including video and photography, Rob Carter often explores historical developments in agricultural science and human relationships to the natural world. His new video piece, Catawba, focuses on Cowans Ford Dam and Lake Norman and will be the centerpiece of the Rowe exhibition. Click here to learn more!


March 23 - Uptown Gallery Crawl

6:00pm - 9:00pm @ Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202.  

The Projective Eye Gallery joins other local art venues for the Uptown Gallery Crawl. Hop on a trolley bus and check out artist Shaun Cassidy’s new earthwork installation in our gallery, then see exhibitions at The Mint Museum, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Sozo Gallery, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, and more. Click here to learn more!


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We're happy to announce that O2 emc has joined the Sustain Charlotte Partner Network at the Silver 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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