Seed20 spotlights groups and people promoting positive social change

Venture philanthropy. Ever heard of it? Well, it's about to take off in Charlotte thanks to Social Venture Partners Charlotte, which describes itself as "a diverse network of engaged individuals who are addressing community needs through a new model of giving." Continue reading

CASE STUDY: CHARLOTTE 2030: A SUSTAINABLE VISION FOR OUR FUTURE

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Sustain Charlotte begins new green movement

Sustain Charlotte, a local non-profit organization, released a new brochure titled “Charlotte 2030: A Sustainable Vision for our Region.” Continue reading

'Sustainability' goes beyond environment, includes people

'Sustainability' goes beyond environment, includes peopleSustain Charlotte asks leaders to take a long viewCharlene Price- PattersonDo you believe the decisions we make today determine our quality of life tomorrow? Continue reading

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