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 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

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

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

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