* Last Week to Apply for Neighborhood Sustainability Planning Assistance

Here’s a great opportunity to make your neighborhood greener and more sustainable. Apply today!

Sustain Charlotte Offers Sustainable Vision Plan Assistance and
$500 Incentive to Local Neighborhoods!

Six days left to apply!
Applications Due by 5:00 pm this Sunday, December 15!

Do you want to create a long-term sustainable vision for your neighborhood? Are you finding it difficult to harness all of the great ideas that come from your neighbors? Are you looking for more great ideas?

In 2012, with funding from Wells Fargo, Sustain Charlotte partnered with the City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood & Business Services staff to assist neighborhoods in achieving a more sustainable future through Power2 Live Green. Although dozens applied, only a few could be selected.

Ideas were captured in Sustainable Vision Plans, step-by-step guides with prioritized goals and community resources to make achieving goals easier. Successes included bicycle and pedestrian improvements, community gardens, composting classes, home efficiency retrofits, crime reduction and many other improvements.

Sustain Charlotte is now accepting applications to work with five additional neighborhoods to develop Sustainable Vision Plans in 2014, and will award each selected organization up to $500 to kick-start plan implementation.

Sustain Charlotte will:

● Educate you and your neighbors on sustainability topics and related news that impact your community
● Help you identify your community’s greatest needs and develop a plan for long-term success
● Work with you to draft your own Sustainable Vision Plan
● Connect your community to resources and partners to implement your plan
● Regularly attend your neighborhood meetings to help you make progress towards your goals
● Explain how your neighborhood could be eligible to receive an additional $25,000 toward plan implementation
Click here to apply by 5:00pm this Sunday, December 15.
Want to see an example of a Sustainable Vision Plan? Click here to see Sustainable Vision Plans for 11 local neighborhoods.

And check out the great videos below of recent neighborhood sustainability successes!

Plaza Midwood Custom Bike Corral & Bicycle Maintenance Stand

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