This month, we’re focusing on the work that 29 organizations in our community are doing to better the environment. Want to positively contribute to the environmental health of Charlotte and the planet? Below are five simple actions you can take today to do your part. A #GreenCLT is a better Charlotte.
Use public transportation. Save gas (and the environment) by riding a bike or taking the newly extended Lynx light rail to work. Don’t have your own bike? Use one of the multiple bike shares in town including LimeBike, Spin, MoBike or the original, Charlotte B Cycle.
"There's a study that shows if you don't have access to high-quality preschool, you start kindergarten 12-14 months behind," says Banu Valladares, executive director of Charlotte Bilingual Preschool. "If you start behind, then you're twice as likely to fail the reading test in third grade and if you don't pass that, you're four times as likely to drop out of high school."
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We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!