Sustain Charlotte is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, engaging and uniting citizens to solve Charlotte’s sustainability challenges. We inspire choices that lead to a healthy, equitable and vibrant community for generations to come.  LEARN MORE

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    Greenways are vital to our growing community

    Over 100 people came out to Resident Culture Brewing for our second Grow Smart CLT event, proving that green space is a priority for Charlotteans. Our panel discussion centered around how green space is impacted by, and plays an important role in a growing city like Charlotte. Panelists were:

    • Michael Dunning (Shook Kelley)
    • Lee Jones (Mecklenburg Co. Park and Rec)
    • Reed Perkins (Queens University)
    • Adam Raskoskie (Partners for Parks)
    • Rick Winiker (Greenways for Mecklenburg)


    Photo credit: Greenways for Mecklenburg

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    The Blue Line Extension is open. What's next for public transit?

    If you followed our BLE opening adventures on Friday, you may have noticed that we were pretty excited.

    Okay, really excited.  We talked to dozens of transit riders who shared their #ridethattrain stories with us! 

    Transit riders shared how a better transit system will help them navigate Charlotte!

    The opening of the BLE was the culmination of decades of planning and hard work by our local transportation & planning staff and elected officials. Such a massive project doesn't reach completion without vision and commitment. We thank everyone who made it happen. 

    Aligning the bus network with the new Blue Line Extension

    On Monday, CATS implemented their Bus-Rail Integration Plan. Changes were made to over 20 bus routes and 700 bus stops. Check out the customer info booklet for details about new, discontinued, and changed routes and stops. 

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    Cycling activists are creating change through Shifting Gears

    On February 28th, Sustain Charlotte hosted the first Shifting Gears public action workshop of 2018, where close to 60 people discussed ways to propel cycling in Charlotte forward. The goal was for every participant to leave the event with one action item and one community contact to help them make progress toward their goal before the next Shifting Gears meeting!

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Foundation Supporters:

Our work is generously supported by the foundations and businesses below.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation • Wells Fargo • TransitCenter  • OrthoCarolina • Duke Energy Foundation • Parsec Financial • Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation • People For Bikes  • Blumenthal Foundation

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