Ballantyne cooks up compost program

Dirt is moving once again at Ballantyne Corporate Park. But this time, it’s not just to make way for another building. Continue reading

Charlotte’s green efforts are having mixed results, studies say

Two recent studies show the Charlotte region’s sustainability efforts are strong when it comes to creating a clean economy but weak in environmental programming. Continue reading

Saluting Shannon Binns, Executive Director for Sustain Charlotte

Favorite Things for a CAUSE would like to recognize the diligent efforts of one man and several volunteers. We were floored by the work that certain environmentally conscious people do individually to sustain our planet. It is inevitable that we must shift our consciousness and subconscious when thinking about the quality of air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we digest. It is all connected, just like the connection Shannon has had for many years. Shannon is the kind of man who shares endlessly and advocates progressively about our environment, via Sustain Charlotte. As the founder and Executive Director of Sustain Charlotte, Shannon listens and leads many initiatives in Charlotte, NC to invoke citizens to clean up their ACT. It takes thousands of volunteer hours to change the way citizens do business with planet earth. Continue reading

Charlotte offering its advice for good business

Charlotte city officials, in collaboration with Charlotte Chamber , have developed an authorized set of recommendations for how a local business can become a better member of the community.On Monday, City Council approved the chamber checklist — titled “Being a Great Corporate Citizen.”  Continue reading

Living with a long-term vision

Living with a long-term visionDeveloping a sustainable approach to the economy will require a change in consciousness. Expediency should no longer guide our lives.Shannon Binns, Sustain Charlotte Founder, for the Charlotte Business JournalOn Nov. 1, dozens of citizens and community leaders gathered at The Square to show their support for the launch of Charlotte 2030: A Sustainable Vision for Our Region. The nonprofit organization I founded earlier this year, Sustain Charlotte, facilitated the creation of this 10-point vision. We did this by bringing together more than 100 area residents with an interest or expertise in various aspects of sustainability and asking them for ideas.But what does it mean to aim for sustainability? Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte declares its green goals

Sustain Charlotte released its Charlotte 2030: A Sustainable Vision for Our Region report Monday at the corner of Trade and Tryon streets. Continue reading

New group unveils vision for sustainability in region

CHARLOTTE – Developing more sustainable patterns of growth in the Charlotte region will require rethinking everything from the kinds of homes we build and where we build them to how we get around and where we locate groceries and other businesses. Those were among the messages Monday when a new organization called Sustain Charlotte unveiled its manifesto Charlotte 2030: A Sustainable Vision for Our Region. Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte unveils 2030 plan

The long-term vision for Sustain Charlotte was unveiled today in uptown.Nearly a dozen speakers were at “The Square” at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets for the event, including Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts. Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte releases 2030 vision plan

CHARLOTTE -- Sustain Charlotte announced its vision plan Monday to keep the region sustainable for decades to come. It focuses on the environment, economics and equality. Continue reading

A Greener Vision for the Queen City

In April, Shannon Binns and his nonprofit outfit called Sustain Charlotte held an invite-only brainstorming event.   Continue reading