10 Ways to Live Sustainably in a Time of Social Distancing
As Earth Day approaches next week, we want to celebrate this beautiful planet we live on--even while the majority of us are spending all of our time at home. Here are 10 ways you can live more sustainably during this time of social distancing.Read more
Why (and how) should Charlotte make space for buses?
By Tarik Kiley, Transit Coalition Coordinator
Have you ever thought about how Charlotte could make more room for buses? Sustain Charlotte hosted a Grow Smart CLT event on March 11 to discuss improving access to high-quality bus service. Attendees mingled over refreshments before presentations by Meg Fencil, Sustain Charlotte’s program director, and Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) senior planner Jason Lawrence.
5 things you should know about transit in the Charlotte area this month
Attending the Metropolitan Transit Committee (MTC) meeting is always interesting, and last Wednesday's meeting was full of timely updates. What important developments in the world of Charlotte-Mecklenburg transit should you know about?
We've got the scoop for you!Read more
Partner Post: Top 7 Green Initiatives Charlotte’s Co-Living Leader Put on The Map
by Shannon Roberts, Charlotte Community Room Rental
Sustain Charlotte's Gold Partner Charlotte Community Room Rental redefines co-living to give residents a unique, sophisticated lifestyle. Residents thrive in a community that’s making healthy choices with long-lasting social, economic, and environmental impacts. Not only does the community flourish, but it’s leading Charlotte in green initiatives to sustain the community for generations to come.
Here are seven ways that Charlotte Community Room Rental is leading the way in sustainability!Read more
Madrid is prioritizing people over cars. Could it work in Charlotte?
There's a famous old saying: "You can take the transportation advocate out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the transportation advocate." Ok, not exactly famous. I just made it up.
But when you're really passionate about improving the city you call home, you can't help but notice transportation innovations when you travel. Here's what I found during my vacation in Madrid, Spain.
Clearly delineated lanes for mass transit
Madrid has a network of lanes just for buses and taxis.Read more
North End Community Coalition and Sustain Charlotte install 86 neighborhood wayfinding signs
On Saturday, November 23rd, Sustain Charlotte and the North End Community Coalition (NECC) installed 86 wayfinding signs in the North End community to increase walkability in the area. This work is possible through a Community Challenge grant from AARP as well as support from an Aetna Foundation grant.Read more
Five things we're thankful for in 2019
Every year we're making progress toward a more sustainable Charlotte region. Here are just a few of the things we're thankful for as we approach the end of 2019.
Are YOU recycling right?
Have you ever wondered if the things you put in your recycling bin are really getting recycled? Well you’re not the only one. Over 100 people joined us at our November Grow Smart CLT event to hear from Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Services about how to recycle right.
Sustain Charlotte supports changes to Charlotte's Streets Map
Throughout 2019 we've been participating in the Charlotte Streets Map Stakeholder group, which developed updates to the Streets Map. Here is the letter we sent to Charlotte City Council in support of the changes.Read more
How we're inspiring people to bike in Charlotte
If you follow Sustain Charlotte’s work, you know we’re big advocates for trying to bike or walk instead of driving your car. But we know that can be really intimidating for folks who aren’t consistent cyclists, or who are new to the area, so we try to do what we can to make biking more accessible here in Charlotte.