North End Community Coalition and Sustain Charlotte install 86 neighborhood wayfinding signs

On Saturday, November 23rd, Sustain Charlotte and the North End Community Coalition (NECC) installed 86 wayfinding signs in the North End community to increase walkability in the area. This work is possible through a Community Challenge grant from AARP as well as support from an Aetna Foundation grant. Continue reading

Five things we're thankful for in 2019

Every year we're making progress toward a more sustainable Charlotte region. Here are just a few of the things we're thankful for as we approach the end of 2019. Continue reading

Are YOU recycling right?

Have you ever wondered if the things you put in your recycling bin are really getting recycled? Well you’re not the only one. Over 100 people joined us at our November Grow Smart CLT event to hear from Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Services about how to recycle right. Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte supports changes to Charlotte's Streets Map

Throughout 2019 we've been participating in the Charlotte Streets Map Stakeholder group, which developed updates to the Streets Map. Here is the letter we sent to Charlotte City Council in support of the changes. Continue reading

How we're inspiring people to bike in Charlotte

If you follow Sustain Charlotte’s work, you know we’re big advocates for trying to bike or walk instead of driving your car. But we know that can be really intimidating for folks who aren’t consistent cyclists, or who are new to the area, so we try to do what we can to make biking more accessible here in Charlotte. Continue reading

High speed rail to Atlanta could become a reality

Can you imagine a trip to Atlanta in just over 2 hours? It could be a reality someday, but the Georgia DOT needs our input. Continue reading

Our top 3 tips to make biking with kids easy

Bicycle culture here in Charlotte is growing every day, but one of the concerns we often hear from residents is about safety. Especially if you have children with you, biking in Charlotte can be intimidating. But we’re here to help.   Continue reading

Here are the four Charlotte Future 2040 Growth Possibilities

The City of Charlotte has held three public meetings to solicit the public’s input on four possible future growth scenarios. The first scenario is called Business as Usual. It’s followed by three alternative scenarios showing possible growth patterns that could help achieve a more authentic, equitable, and integrated Charlotte. The best parts of each scenario can then be combined to create a Preferred Growth Scenario, and that is where YOU can help! Read on to review the scenarios and then take the City's short online survey.   Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte City Council Voter Guide

Sustain Charlotte invited all candidates running for Charlotte City Council to answer our survey questions about sustainability. Here's what they said! The guide is viewable as a pdf file. Use the "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in and out, and to compare candidates' answers. Early voting begins today, October 16. If you prefer to vote on the General Election day, mark your calendar for November 5. Click here to find early voting locations, your General Election polling location, and to view your sample ballot.  Sustain Charlotte does not endorse candidates. All Charlotte City Council candidates were sent the survey questions. 

How to make this your best Biketoberfest presented by The Charlotte Knights yet

Before you head out on the route for this year's Biketoberfest presented by The Charlotte Knights, here are few tips to make sure you have a safe and fun ride! Continue reading