Passionate leaders in Charlotte have established nonprofits, volunteer programs and community initiatives to promote and enhance sustainable living in the greater Charlotte area. Even though Charlotte has been deemed one of the least walkable cities for its size in the nation, these environmental leaders are establishing positive green lifestyle practices and pioneering the environmental movement in the Queen City.
Shannon Binns is the founder and executive director of one of the most influential environmental organization in the Charlotte area: Sustain Charlotte. He manifested his idea for a more sustainable Charlotte into a successful nonprofit. Sustain Charlotte works very closely with the City of Charlotte on different planning, transportation, land use and environmental policy issues to promote more sustainable practices. Through Sustain Charlotte, Binns has been very successful in harnessing the power of community groups in advocating sustainability practices, including Sustainable Schools and Sustainable Neighborhoods.
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