June 29 Weekly Brief!

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?


If you answered yes to either of these questions, we invite you to join us for this FREE event!

On July 20th, with support from the Knight Foundation and WeeklyRides.com, Sustain Charlotte will be hosting the first in a series of public action workshops to propel cycling in Charlotte forward.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear and share ideas and make a difference!


We're excited to announce our special guest speaker for our Mid-Summer 'Mega' Mixer that you WON'T want to miss! 


Join us on July 12th to learn how we can bring world-class bike infrastructure to CLT!

On July 12th, we'll be joined by national expert on bicycle and pedestrian street design from Portland, Oregon -- Nick Falbo with Alta Planning + Design

What makes one place walkable and other not? How do we make bicycling appealing in the face of auto-oriented street design, and how can all communities bring healthy transportation opportunities to their residents? 

Find out at our Mid-Summer Mega Mixer -- Free Range Brewing, 6-7:30 on July 12th!

Free appetizers will be provided by Whole Foods Market as a thank you for all the community support that makes our work possible. 


Join us and bring your friends! * Sustain Charlotte members will receive a free raffle ticket for each friend you bring along! *


Residents volunteer across Charlotte to support safer walk to bus stops


20 committed volunteers participated in our Monroe Road Walk2Transit tour!

Sidewalks that end in muddy lawns. Faded crosswalks. Four lanes of 45mph traffic with no signalized intersections (traffic lights) in sight. A flattened decaying possum in the middle of the sidewalk.

No, this isn't a twisted game of Jeopardy. These are actual challenges that were identified during our two Walk2Transit bus stop walkability tours last week!

Read more on our blog!

Tell us why you give to Sustain Charlotte and WIN a Biketoberfest 2017 ticket!


In preparation for our Summer Fund Drive (July 10 - 19), we're sharing the stories of why our generous donors and members give in support of our work and your community. 

Please tell us why you give in support of Sustain Charlotte's mission by replying to this email along with a photo or video!

As a thank you for your time and support, we'll register you for Sustain Charlotte's Biketoberfest 2017 for free! Thank you in advance!

Way2Go CLT Surprise Prize winner announced!


If you logged any trips since the start of the Clean Commute Challenge on June 1st, you were entered into the drawing! And the lucky winner is...Antonio E.! He won a gift certificate for an 8-piece box of Potts Chocolate!

Want in on the fun? Register for free for a chance to win at myway2goclt.org

NOTE: If you've already registered for Way2Go CLT, you're already entered into this challenge and are helping us make a BIG difference. Keep logging those commutes!

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!

Join for $10/month or $120/year and you'll get one of these Sustain Charlotte T-shirts!



Volunteer at our July Mid-Summer 'Mega' Mixer!

We're in need of a volunteer photographer AND several volunteers to help with the raffle and check-in!

WHEN: Wednesday, July 12. Volunteer shift is from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. 
WHERE: Free Range Brewing, 2320 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205. 

Reply to this email if interested!


How Generational Wealth is Created in Charlotte Real Estate [Charlotte Agenda]

"Families who bought homes in Charlotte’s affluent neighborhoods in the 90s have made a tidy profit on their investment over the last two decades...But the news isn’t all good. Neighborhoods in the crescent around the center city haven’t shared in the gains the broader market has enjoyed." As our city continues to rapidly grow, we must be aware of geographic differences in property value appreciation and how that affects generational wealth and social equity.

Boomers, Millennials, and the McMansions No One Wants [realtor.com]

“What's really attracting millennials are the communities that are bringing the urban flavor out to nonurban towns...They don’t want the traditional massive homes and big yards. They want smaller homes and cool things to do.” It's important that Charlotte keeps investing in bike, pedestrian and transit infrastructure that create vibrant places where people of all ages desire to live!


* July 12: * Join us for an informal and fun evening of conversation and networking at Sustain Charlotte's Mid-Summer Mega Mixer! Enjoy appetizers provided by Whole Foods Market, be inspired by a fantastic speaker, and enter an exciting raffle! This is a family-friendly event and everyone is warmly welcomed. 


* 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 to propel cycling in Charlotte forward!


July 19: Mecklenburg County Solid Waste is hosting a Hazardous Waste Collection Event for businesses. This one-day collection event will be managed by ECOFLO, Inc., a licensed hazardous waste processing company in North Carolina. 

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! 

We're happy to announce that Whole Foods Market has increased their support via the Sustain Charlotte Partner Network to the Platinum level! 

Whole Foods Market's vision of a sustainable future means our children and grandchildren will be living in a world that values human creativity, diversity, and individual choice. As a participant in the movement to a sustainable world, WFM is leading by example within the context that we know best: organic food and natural products, and sustainable and ethical business practices.



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!



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


 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

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