Sustain Charlotte Hosts Panel Discussion on Local Sustainability

I went to hear a great panel discussion on sustainability in Charlotte this week at the Levine Museum. The event Tuesday was pulled together by Shannon Binns, who has launched a local nonprofit he calls Sustain Charlotte. Its goal is to advance the goals of "sustainability," which it defines as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own." Continue reading

Charlotte forum looks for ways to drive sustainability in Charlotte

Can the message of sustainability be spread through Charlotte by way of a bumper sticker?  That was one idea pitched Tuesday night at a forum dedicated to green issues in the Queen City. It was hosted by Civic By Design and moderated by Shannon Binns of Sustain Charlotte.  Can the message of sustainability be spread through Charlotte by way of a bumper sticker? Continue reading

Greening the Queen City

But instead of joining a club or merely volunteering on the side, he's decided to build an organization with a fixed focus.  Binns has been using his spare time putting together a not-for-profit outfit called, of course, Sustain Charlotte. (His day job is with the Green Press Initiative, where he is a program manager.) On Wednesday, on the eve of Earth Day, Sustain Charlotte hosted its first major event with the Center for Sustainability at Central Piedmont Community College.  And for a debut event from a brand new group, it was a doozy.   Continue reading