What does building a better city look like to you?

What does building a better city look like to you?

2021 is a critical year for Charlotte’s future. How we grow for the next twenty years is being decided as we speak and the decisions being made around the 2040 plan will impact every Charlotte area resident’s quality of life for generations to come.

I have spent the last eleven years in my role as Founder + Executive Director of Sustain Charlotte advocating for smarter growth and a healthy, equitable, and vibrant future for generations to come – a future in which we reduce our shared impact on the climate by opting for non-vehicular modes of travel, a future in which everyone has improved health, reduced transportation expenses, and increased access to fair-paying jobs, high-quality education, green spaces, equitable housing opportunities, and basic necessities.

On Monday June 14th, we launch our summer campaign, Build a Better City.

We want YOU to be a part of that future; we want YOU to help us Build a Better City. As a community-based charitable nonprofit, we depend on the financial support of our members to fund the work we do every day to inspire choices that lead to healthy, equitable, and vibrant communities for future generations. We cannot do this work without you.

So, today I invite you to consider becoming a monthly Sustaining Member. This means donating a small amount each month rather than a larger amount once per year. Doing this not only spreads your donation over twelve months but also helps us maintain continuous support over the course of the year, giving us more time to focus on the work that we do every day to improve the lives of Charlotte-area residents and ensure a sustainable future for our community.

You can join as a Sustaining Member for as low as $10/month. Your membership includes many benefits including discounted tickets to our events, invitations to members-only events, a subscription to our weekly newsletter, and more. All that AND the knowledge that you are supporting THE voice for smart growth strategies in our region.

What does building a better city look like to you?

If that isn’t incentive enough, if you join as a Sustaining Member by the end of June, we will mail you a branded reusable water bottle so you can demonstrate your support to your friends and colleague. — and helping us reach more people by doing so.

You will also be entered into a raffle for two passes for a half-day guided tour on the Catawba River, generously donated by Catawba Riverkeeper.

Together we can Build a Better City. Won’t you join us?


Shannon Binns

Founders + Executive Director, Sustain Charlotte


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