We’re setting the bar high for 2016!

This past Saturday, Sustain Charlotte’s Board of Directors and staff gathered for our annual strategic planning retreat. Although this is a busy time of year, we place a very high priority on the planning process because it will guide our impact and growth over the next 12 months!

Following a review of 2015’s achievements and challenges, board members met in committees to discuss 2016 goals for fundraising, marketing, governance, and fulfilling Sustain Charlotte’s mission. We’re grateful to OrthoCarolina and Hygge for donating a beautiful retreat space for us to plan and dream!

We’ll be sharing more of our goals in the upcoming months, but here’s just a sample of the impact we intend to have in 2016:

  • Expand our partnership with a low-income Charlotte neighborhood currently in our Sustainable Neighborhoods Program to engage residents and our Community Corps volunteers on sustainability projects that meet the neighborhood’s needs.
  • Welcome an additional low-income Charlotte neighborhood to our Sustainable Neighborhoods Program thanks to funding from the Duke Energy Foundation.
  • Make it easier, safer, and more fun for Charlotteans of all ages and abilities to walk, ride a bike, or ride transit to their daily destinations. We’re doing this through the activities of our Bicycle Program and Transportation Choices Alliance. More specifically, we’re planning to bring you some very exciting new opportunities to ride a bike around Charlotte, planning Biketoberfest 2016, and continuing to work with other bicycle organizations.
  • Bring you our biggest and best Sustain Charlotte awards yet! For the fifth consecutive year, we’ll celebrate the amazing sustainability work being done throughout the area. Mark your calendar for the evening of Earth Day, April 22 and stay tuned for our announcements. We have an incredible sponsorship package this year that includes marketing benefits in a special Charlotte Business Journal Supplement. Click here to learn more.

Here’s a short video of our board members sharing why they support Sustain Charlotte.

Want to read their biographies? Click here to learn more about our incredible board members who volunteer their time, expertise, and passion to Sustain Charlotte.

We need YOUR help to make these goals a reality for 2016. Find out how easy it is to support us as a member for as little as $3 per month!

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