Weekly Brief March 30!

We're excited to announce the 2016 Sustain Charlotte Awards Nominees! Continue reading

Weekly Brief March 23!

Yesterday, you may have read an article that posed the question, “Should Charlotte bikers bike at rush hour or do you think it’s too annoying and dangerous?” Incendiary, polarizing and thought-provoking, yes. But off the mark. The question shouldn’t be which mode of transportation deserves to use public streets during rush hour. It should be whether or not we design a transportation network now in a way that serves all users!Click here to read our response to this question and our call for the right solution. Continue reading

Weekly Brief March 16!

Did you know that due to our region’s auto-dominated transportation network and sprawling land use patterns, Mecklenburg residents spend on average 26% of household income on transportation versus a national average of only 19%? Protected bike lanes would provide a safe, efficient, and highly affordable transportation option for all residents, of all income levels! Talk about sustainable mobility!Get inspired to ride by watching this #iBikeCLT campaign video:   Continue reading

Weekly Brief March 9!

Last Thursday evening, in front of an audience of more than 120 people, we announced the launch of our #iBikeCLT campaign!  #iBikeCLT is more than a hashtag. It is a campaign designed to inspire you! We want you to become more active this year. Not just moving your body for transportation and mobility, but also active in our community. Many people already use their bicycles in Charlotte for transportation, and many more say they would if they felt it was safer. We want our city to include safe, connected and dignified facilities for people on bikes at every opportunity! This year we want to see Charlotte City Council approve a protected bike lane through Uptown Charlotte, connecting Irwin Creek Greenway and Little Sugar Creek Greenway. We believe that Charlotte's active transportation future is linked to world class infrastructure for people who want to go from point A to point B in a way that's convenient, safe, inexpensive, healthy, and fun. Sign the statement of support! Continue reading

Weekly Brief March 3!

Tomorrow's event, The Future of Transportation is YOU, has SOLD OUT!  Continue reading

Weekly Brief February 25!

You have less than one week to submit your nomination(s) for the 2016 Sustain Charlotte awards! Honor your favorite small business, large company or nonprofit who has demonstrated commitment to our city's sustainability in any of the areas listed below!  Award categories: Land UseSustainable Economy EnergyFoodWaste ReductionSocial EquityTransportationWaterIn addition, one award will be presented to the 2016 Outstanding Sustainability Leader.   Continue reading

Weekly Brief February 17!

Good news! We're thrilled to announce that we've chosen the LaCa Projects Art Gallery as the official venue for our 2016 Sustain Charlotte Awards! This venue is conveniently located just outside of Uptown (1429 Bryant Street), in a beautiful building with stunning Latin American contemporary art.  Please note, the date of the awards has been moved to Earth Day EVE (Thursday), April 21. Tickets will be on sale soon! Continue reading

Weekly Brief February 10!

What are the three key ingredients needed to accelerate transportation innovation in cities? Which of them are needed in Charlotte and what role do YOU play? On March 3rd, join Sustain Charlotte, New York City-based research and policy nonprofit TransitCenter, and local city leaders including Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts for a special event! This is your chance to find the answers to these questions and more in a fun, engaging, and informal atmosphere! Complimentary heavy appetizers will be provided. Additional eats and a cash bar will be available onsite for purchase. Click here to learn more and RSVP! Continue reading

Weekly Brief February 2!

Take a few minutes to nominate a local sustainability leader for a 2016 Sustain Charlotte Award! We're now accepting nominations!  Nominees will be recognized and awards will be presented to local organizations in the following eight categories:Land Use Sustainable Economy Energy Food Waste Reduction Equity + Empowerment Transportation Water In addition, one award will be presented to an individual in the category of Outstanding Sustainability Leader. Continue reading

Weekly Brief January 27!

Pint Central is hosting The Thursday Night Sustainable Pint tomorrow night from 5:30-8:30 to benefit Sustain Charlotte! If you live in Plaza Midwood/East Charlotte we hope you will stop by (1226 Central Ave) to say hello, learn more about our work, enter a raffle, and take advantage of great food and drink specials! Continue reading