Animal Kneads Day
This weekend, Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Police Department’s Animal Care & Control (AC&C) division will join the
Great Harvest Bread Company to host the Sixth Annual Animal Kneads Day fundraiser. Anyone donating $10 will receive a
fresh loaf of bread. All proceeds from the event will support AC&C’s free public
spay & neuter fund, which is solely
supported by private donations and grants, and allows AC&C to offer free
surgeries in Mecklenburg County.
10 am –
For more information about Animal Kneads Day and the spay/neuter
services offered through Animal Care & Control, click here.
CATS Hosts Transportation Fairs
During the month of August, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is conducting
several transportation fairs to share information on the rerouting of bus
routes and LYNX Blue Line operations during the Democratic National Convention
(DNC). The Charlotte Transit Center will
temporarily relocate to Third and South Mint Streets from September 3-5 during
the DNC. The transit center will return to normal operations the morning of
The temporary transit center will operate under normal business
hours and provide customers with the same amenities they depend on every day
when using transit. CATS Transit Ambassadors will be on site assisting
customers with transfers and transit questions.
To learn more about CATS rerouting and how to plan your
commute during the DNC, view the schedule to see where you
can catch the next transportation fair.
general questions about CATS services, call
704-336-7433 or visit www.ridetransit.org.
DNC Transportation Plans
Wednesday, August 8, Mayor Anthony
Foxx and CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison along with senior City officials
conducted a press conference to address planned road closures for the
Democratic National Convention (DNC) in addition to other City-initiated road
changes necessary to accommodate:
- CMS transportation needs in the
- Temporary transit center and
- Carolinafest, parade routes and
For detailed maps of the transportation plan and other
helpful information, visit DNCinfo.charlottenc.gov.
Residents can also sign up
to receive alerts specific to their preferences or location by clicking the Notify
Big Sweep 2012
On Saturday, September 29, Storm Water Services will host its 26th
Annual Big Sweep event to clean up
local creeks and streams. At last year’s event, volunteers helped remove more
than 15,000 pounds of debris from local creeks and lakes.
9am – 1pm
Various Big Sweep locations
You can volunteer at one of the manned sites or
get your own group together and clean up a creek in your neighborhood and
report your results online.
For more information about
to participate in the Big Sweep,
Mark Your Calendars for the Airport Runway 5K
Douglas International Airport will be hosting its Sixth Annual Runway 5K
Run/Walk on Saturday, October 27, beginning at 8 am. Last year’s event
drew nearly 2,000 runners and walkers and raised more than $20,000 for
Lifespan’s Community Activities Employment Transition Program (CAET).
from the 2012 event will also benefit the nonprofit organization, LifeSpan, that
assists children and adults with developmental disabilities by providing
education, employment and enrichment opportunities. Fifteen LifeSpan
participants currently work at the Airport.
rates are available to those who preregister before Friday, October 12. All
runners and walkers must be registered by noon on Friday, October 26 and are
asked to arrive at least one hour prior to the event start.
cltairport.com for more
information and to preregister for the event.
Strive to Live Green
The City of Charlotte has
strived to be a catalyst to help our community achieve a greener lifestyle.
While the City continues to champion in the effort, there are several ways citizens
can contribute in their home. Check out these tips on how you can start small
to make big contributions.
Change your light bulbs. Change your incandescent bulbs to more efficient options such
as CFLs and LEDs.
Lower the heat level on
your water heater. According to www.TheDailyGreen.com, “Lowering the temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (or
lower) would reduce your water heating costs by 6% to 10%.”
Get a programmable
thermostat. For every degree you lower the thermostat during
heating season, you’ll save between 1% and 3% on your heating bill.
Buy Energy Star certified
products. Odds are, with Energy Star certified products in
your home, you’ll save on energy and money. Read the energy comparison label
when shopping to make the best choice for your home.
information on how you can become more energy efficient, visit
The Gov Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you
the latest City Source episode on Thursday,
August 16 at 7 pm. In
this episode, find out about City services during the DNC, how saving energy
improves breathability, signing up for DNC updates, Charlottes award-winning
water quality process and reasons why to ride CATS during convention week.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online at CharlotteNC.gov by
clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
For additional information, be sure to visit www.charlottenc.gov, or the City of Charlotte’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.
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