Posted on 15 November 2010.
From left, Sarah Connette, James Johnson, and Jon Springfield on their cross country "Homeless Cycle" ride.
“The Homeless Cycle,” a short documentary film about three Davidson students’ summer 2010 cross-country bicycle journey exploring homelessness and housing issues, will be screened Monday at 5 p.m. at Davidson College student union.
Three seniors – Jon Springfield, Sarah Connette, and James Johnson – traveled 3,500 miles in 10 weeks from Maryland to Washington State. (Sarah and Jon biked, James drove the support van.) The trip was a fund-raiser for Moore Place, a “Housing First” initiative in Charlotte, and allowed the trio to see housing issues up close Read the full story
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Posted on 03 November 2010.
Shannon Binns, founder and director of Sustain Charlotte, speaks at the public launch of their vision.
By ALEX GREGOR
CHARLOTTE – Developing more sustainable patterns of growth in the Charlotte region will require rethinking everything from the kinds of homes we build and where we build them to how we get around and where we locate groceries and other businesses. Those were among the messages Monday when a new organization called Sustain Charlotte unveiled its manifesto Charlotte 2030: A Sustainable Vision for Our Region.
In a gathering of supporters and local officials at the Square, at Trade and Tryon streets in Charlotte, the group outlined its 10-section plan for making the Charlotte area a greener place to live.
Listen to a 4-minute interview with Sustain Charlotte’s Shannon Binns, CLICK HERE> Read the full story
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