Last Monday evening, our Director of Engagement and Impact, Meg Fencil, spoke at the City Council Budget Hearing to express support for the funding listed in the recommended budget to support numerous projects, centering around those that will 1) Provide safe and equitable mobility, 2) Support more affordable housing, and 3) Reduce Charlotte’s greenhouse gas emissions.
On my first morning in Saigon, the headline at the top of the local English newspaper caught my attention: “Youth are partners in growth, not just beneficiaries.”
Intrigued, I turned the page.Read more
Jon Davis from Sustain Charlotte's Gold Partner Center for Intentional Leadership spoke at our November Monthly Mixer about how his organization develops and supports great leaders.
In a message that resonated deeply with attendees, Jon spoke about the importance of self care for leaders to avoid burnout. Organizations can support their leaders by nurturing the whole individual, rather than focusing solely on how many hours that person is in the office. Simple ways to do this are walking meetings, breaks in the day to pursue relaxation such as adult coloring books or yoga, and flexible work schedules to accommodate volunteer and family activities. The Center for Intentional Leadership offers a variety of solutions for developing leaders, teams, and organizational cultures. We're grateful for their partnership and support of our staff!
Jon Davis spoke about how effective organizations support great leaders through sustainable business practices.Read more
(by Shannon Binns, Executive Director of Sustain Charlotte)
These days, I find myself thinking about the future more than ever.
When I think about my precious, bright-eyed daughter, Edie Moon, I wonder what kind of world she will live in. I wonder if it will still be treated as invincible. I wonder if today’s injustices will be better – or worse.
As an optimist, I can’t help but imagine her inheriting a better world. But as I near mid-life, my optimism is tempered by an understanding that this will not happen without the commitment and work of many. And that work must happen today.
Recent events in our community have laid bare before us the inequity that we have allowed to take hold. The inequity we have created.Read more
Guest Post Written By:
Dan Persica, Sustainability Communications Manager at Domtar, a Sustain Charlotte Bronze Partner
"If I asked you what the environmental impacts were of your latest purchase – whether it was the salad you had for lunch, the smartphone in your pocket or the notebook you jot notes in, would you know?
What about the more far-reaching impacts, such as where the item came from, who was involved in its creation and the conditions you’re effectively supporting by purchasing it?Read more