Celebration of Sustainable Futures Fundraiser
A Celebration of Sustainable Futures
Join us for our first annual fundraising event, A Celebration of Sustainable Futures. This will be a virtual event so come one, come all! Be prepared to hear impactful stories, watch live entertainment, and celebrate community award winners. We have put in a decade of hard work, love, and dedication into this organization and our community in Nicholtown and we want YOU to celebrate with us! For more information, see our flyer or visit our Eventbrite by clicking the button below to purchase your tickets today!
Networking & Fundraising Event
Join us on October 14th at 5:30pm for a zero-waste networking event with our friends at Savannah Bee Company. Ted Dennard, Founder & President of Savannah Bee Company will share his journey into the magical world of bees and his quest to create a company committed to creating a more sustainable future. This event will also highlight 10 years of Sustaining Way's impact in Greenville with locally sourced food and drinks. To attend the event please purchase tickets for $10 below.
If you plan to attend, please, please, wear a mask as we want to keep everyone safe and healthy!
Work & Learn in the Garden
Join us from 4:30-6:30 PM on Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 AM on Thursday, and 8:00-9:00 AM on Friday! Drop in for any length of time, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle if you can. Email zanna.ellison@sustainingway.
Join us for our Service Days
Open House: Job Trainings & Education Programs
Join us on the 28th to learn about several skill building opportunities in technology, nursing, manufacturing, child tutoring, GED testing, and more. Learn about opportunities from SHARE, Greenville Tech, United Ministries, and Greenville County School Boards.
Nicholtown Housing Series: Pathways to Homeownership
We're so excited to announce that we have two Nicholtown Housing Series events planned for this fall! The first is coming up on September 14th at 6:30 PM ET on Zoom.
The theme will be 'Property Tax 101' and we will have Debbie H. Adkins, Division Manager of Real Property Services in Greenville County joining to speak.
We believe that sustainability starts with the purposeful inclusion of all people in solidarity and mutuality. Inclusion is essential to building just relationships among ourselves as we shape our collective future. This may require slowing things down to allow space for civil dialogue, but this is vital to cultivating a just and equitable society that is resilient and enduring.
We believe in the power of faith to catalyze people to make changes for the common good. Because of this, we work as an interfaith organization. We celebrate and embrace all faiths and non-faiths that center on love and compassion for others.
All of our work is in an effort to care for people and the planet. We understand the urgency to address the challenges that face us. Therefore, we are committed to taking bold action and sustained effort every day to accomplish our mission with the knowledge that lives are on the line.
Committing to Integrity & Truth
Integrity is the foundation on which we build trust and just relationships. We are committed to sound moral and ethical principles. We do everything possible to live up to the commitments we have made. We make our decisions based on facts and research. We seek and expect excellence in ourselves and in how we interact with each other.
Addressing Race, Equity & Justice
Until all people thrive, no society can claim to be just and equitable. We recognize that structural racism is embedded as normal practice within every system in American society. We must continually seek to understand our own prejudices and advocate for equity, inclusion and justice in all of our systems.
How do we do it?
We do this through working with our partners to purchase and upgrade an underutilized property in marginalized communities and the selective employment of individuals with skills and passion for sustainability and community development. Annie’s House is our flagship site in Nicholtown, Greenville, SC. Its landscape was sustainably remodeled to serve as an education center, demonstration site, and as a base of operations. We break sustainability down into six areas:
We educate, demonstrate, and advocate to develop individuals and the community in each of these areas.
Help us create communities that provide for themselves while also providing for their future.
Sustaining Way, a 501(c)3 formed in January 2012, is an interfaith non-profit that uses education, collaboration and advocacy to create sustainable, caring and equitable communities for current and future generations. Sustaining Way uses a unique community-based approach to sustainability through our demonstration site Annie’s House, just off the Swamp Rabbit Trail in the historic Nicholtown community of Greenville, SC.
In January of 2017, Sustaining Way assumed responsibility for the South Carolina Interfaith Power and Light (SCIPL). SCIPL offers programs and resources for action, advocacy, energy conservation, education, networking and worship. For more information visit: scipl.org
Recent News & Events
Annie’s House is coming along. Basement excavated and foundation laid. Today the basement walls (Superior Walls) were put in place. Here is a really cool […]
It’s hard to believe, but after 2 years, we are now starting to make some waves with Annie’s House. We could not be more excited […]
We greatly appreciate the grant from the Greater Greenville Master Gardeners (GGMG) to support our youth sustainability mentoring program that will include teaching at-risk youth […]
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