How we stay sustainable at the office
You may have heard that we just moved offices, from our previous location along the Rail Trail to a cute little office with views of Bank of America Stadium. Now that we're settled in, we’re excited to share the little things that we’re doing in our new space to make our office more sustainable. Check out the list below, and then give them a try at your own office!Read more
How one of our team made the switch to a clean commute
When I started at Sustain Charlotte in February of 2019, I was living in Huntersville and commuting down to our office in South End. With one infant and two dogs at home, taking the 77-Express bus (while a fantastic option for those in North Mecklenburg County) proved to be too unpredictable and didn't provide me with the flexibility needed to get home to my family in case of emergency.
Improving pedestrian connectivity in Charlotte's North End
We are excited to have recently received a grant from AARP to help connect the neighborhoods of Charlotte’s North End with trails and signage. North End has the lowest street connectivity index and sidewalk availability for areas surrounding Uptown Charlotte. Gaps in the sidewalk network and lack of crosswalks put people in danger and prevent them from walking and biking.
Charlotte’s ambitious plan to fight climate change and reduce carbon emissions
Last year Charlotte City Council approved a plan that aims to make Charlotte a low carbon city by 2050. And last week 75 people gathered with us at Triple C Brewing to hear more about how this plan is getting off the ground.
Working for sustainability means working for equity
“You can’t talk about sustainability without talking about equity,” according to Ray McKinnon, the pastor of South Tryon Community United Methodist Church, and keynote speaker at our Charlotte Sustainability Summit.
Creating safety and a sense of place in SouthPark
The message was clear from attendees at our May Grow Smart CLT event: People want to live in a place where they can easily access amenities, and they want to feel safe doing that, no matter how they choose to get around.
Shifting Gears attendees give feedback on Uptown Cycle Track
At our May Shifting Gears event attendees got to experience riding Charlotte's first protected bike lane, the Uptown Cycle Track along 6th Street.
How public art can slow traffic and improve pedestrian safety
Vendors lined the street as thousands of Charlotteans came out to Open Streets 704 on Sunday, April 28th! People of all ages were able to enjoy car free day from 1pm to 5pm on a perfectly sunny Sunday!
See the progress on the 6th Street Protected Bike Lane
We're so excited to see progress being made on Charlotte's first protected bike lane, on 6th Street! Check out the progress so far and watch a sneak peek of what it's like to ride the lane, below!
A look at how transit can guide Charlotte's growth
By: Eric Zaverl
Back in December the Charlotte Planning Department hosted Todd Noell of Noell Consulting Group at the Powerhouse Studio in South End. Noell Consulting Group (NCG) is based in Atlanta and Todd has 20 years of experience in market analysis. Todd presented forecasts on potential market opportunities and demand for housing, retail and office growth in Charlotte for the next 20+ years, with a particular focus on areas around transit stations.