Environment

A Goal for 2015: Increased Walkability

Walkable, dense neighborhoods are good for us. That’s what this recent CityLab article concludes, citing numerous peer-reviewed research studies. And not only are these kinds of neighborhoods good for us, they’re good for the sustainability of our communities long term. For example:

Carrboro Fall Forum Part 3: Buildings and Renewable Energy

Join us for this third session of the Carrboro Planning Board's three-part fall forum series on community-scale energy use and climate change

In this session, we'll hear about and discuss:

  • Climate Protection Planning in Carrboro (Randy Dodd, Town of Carrboro environmental planner)
  • Solarize Orange County (Rob Pinder)
  • Passive and Active Solar Energy Opportunities for Your Home, featuring an Interactive 3-D Model (David Clinton, architect and principal at Szostak Design Inc, and Planning Board member)
  • Energy Conservation (John Hines, marketing representative of Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation)
  • Base Hits, Strike Outs, and Home Runs: Twenty Renewable Energy Businesses I Have Loved (Lyle Estill, vice president of Piedmont Biofuels and serial entrepreneur)

We'll have light refreshments and plenty of time for questions and discussion. See you Wednesday!

Also:

  • Chapel Hill Transit routes CW, F, and J stop in front of the ArtsCenter.
  • There's a beautiful new bicycle corral at the ArtsCenter entrance.
  • There's free car parking (and covered bicycle parking) in the 300 East Main parking deck.

Date: 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Carrboro ArtsCenter, 300 E Main Street, Carrboro

State of the Environment (Orange County)

This is a county wide event to introduce the 2014 State of the Environment Report written by Orange County Commission for the Environment. Guest speakers will also be talking about Jordan Lake, Invasive Species, Forests and Climate Change.

Date: 

Saturday, October 11, 2014 -
9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Maple View Dairy Farm Education Center

Chapel Hill May Delay Rogers Road Discussion, Again

The Chapel Hill Town Council was to continue its discussion this evening about how to fund the extension of sewer service to the Historic Rogers Road Neighborhood, in its first meeting of the 2014-2015 session. However, town staff is again recommending a continuation of the public hearing.

Solarize Hillsborough Kickoff

Solarize Hillsborough is a grassroots effort that makes it simple and affordable to go solar. We organize neighbors together for free solar assessments and group discounts.

This event will have solar experts to step you through each phase of the process: design and installation, connection to your utility, how to qualify for tax credits that cover up to 65% of the installation costs, and options for financing. Our panel will also answer all of your questions.

Everyone in Orange County is eligible to participate!

Date: 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Durham Tech Orange County Campus

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