Aug. 5, 2011
** ‘DON’T DRIVE DAY’ SET FOR THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011 **
WHAT: Charlotte Regional Don’t Drive Day. Use a clean commute (bus, carpool, telecommute, LYNX Blue Line, walk, bike or vanpool) to and from work.
WHEN: August 11, 2011 (all day)
HOW: Enter your clean commute on www.DontDriveDay.org
WHERE: Charlotte region (Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Rowan, Union and York [SC] counties).
WHO: Commuters who live or work in the Charlotte region.
• Grand Prize is an Apple iPad donated by NC Air Awareness. Additional prizes were donated by REI, Duke Energy, Harris Teeter and Alta Planning + Design.
• Participants will save gas money, reduce traffic-related stress and improve local air quality.
• Vehicle exhaust is the primary source of air pollution in the Charlotte region.
• Charlotte ranked 10th smoggiest city in the U.S. by the American Lung Association.
For more information and complete rules, visit www.DontDriveDay.org
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Media contact: Shelley Lanham, NC Air Awareness, 704-336-3723.