Ways To Learn About Green Living In Charlotte
If you are looking to get involved in the Charlotte environmental movement and green community, there are many opportunities in the Queen City to pursue your interest. There are different avenues to become involved in the sustainable living community in Charlotte. Whatever your passion might be, you can find the green living organization for you.
Green Drinks Charlotte
Green Drinks Charlotte is part of a larger network of Green Drinks that seeks to connect environmental professionals within a local setting. In Charlotte, Green Drinks meets every second Thursday of the month and typically features a guest speaker with a chance to socialize afterwards. These events are a great way to connect with other community members and learn about what other businesses, nonprofits and community leaders are doing in terms of green living and sustainable practices.
Salud! Cooking School at Charlotte
Gracing the Southpark neighborhood with its organic produce and products, Whole Foods also offers cooking lessons that focus on sustainable and organic eating options. Varying in price and theme, these cooking classes are instructional, educational and a fun way to learn more about the organic food movement.
Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance
If you are interested in becoming involved with the bike community in Charlotte, the Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance (CABA) is a strong, active organization that advocates bikers’ rights in Mecklenburg County. Through the Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance, there are many ways to get involved and connect with the biking community in Charlotte, including social night rides.
Charlotte Regional Environmental Network
The Charlotte Regional Environment Network is a consortium of organizations that are dedicated to environmental commitment in the Charlotte region. Groups include non-profits and governmental agencies that connect the Charlotte environmental world to each other. Meetings can found on the website. Organizations include Charlotte Area Bike Alliance, Green Drinks Charlotte, Sustain Charlotte, Clean Air Carolina and Catawba Riverkeeper.
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Isabel Sepkowitz is a freelance writer. She is an environmentalist who values sustainability, education, and innovation for the emerging green economy. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.