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Chapel Hill Minister Robert Campbell invited to speak at White House conference

For those of you who may have missed the  announcement in the local press:

Minister Robert  Campbell, long-time Chapel Hill activist for Social and Environmental Justice, has been invited to the White House on Friday, Nov. 20th, to speak to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about issues in the Rogers-Eubanks community related to clean energy and public health.

He has been invited to join this distinguished panel in a White House briefing on the public health benefits of a clean energy economy.  This event will bring together public health advocates and community leaders, experts from U.S.agencies, and White House officials for a discussion on the lasting public health benefits of a clean energy economy. 

Chapel Hill endorses Bingham site for landfill

"Whereas, the landfill site presently being used by the Town of Chapel Hill is no longer adequate, and . . . whereas Orange County presently has an option on a site in Bingham Township . . . now therefore be it resolved that the Chapel Hill board . . . strongly urges the Orange County Commissioners to execise their option on the Bingham Township site for a future sanitary landfill,

Campaign Signs Still Up

I saw lots still up the weekend after election day but I didn't get out much this past weekend so I don't know how many are still up.  But I figured it'd be good for people to be able to list what they see whoever put them up might realize they're still up.

There is one for Easthom on South Columbia St where Old Pittsboro Rd breaks off.  If someone assures me it's okay I'll take it down myself since I walk past it each day.

 List the ones you see.

The ReCYCLEry is Looking for a New Home

Hey all,

The ReCYCLEry is running out of time to find a new home.  We have been in discussions with the town of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, partner organizations, local businesses and private citizens, but don't have anything solid yet.  We are scheduled to move out of our temporary location at the end of the year and we have some options, but currently the options neither fulfill the need to be easily accessible in the community, nor have any potential permanence.

We've got a newly expanded and active board and are finally on a tight path to official non-profit status, but without a good home then neither of those have a great effect.  

Thanks for all the support you have given in the past, and thanks in advance for any suggestions or even seemingly far-fetched ideas you may contribute.  Please spread the word.  If you can help us, please contact us via ReCYCLEry_NC@yahoo.com or 919-533-9196.  We are posting updates at the following locations:

website:  http://www.recyclery.info

twitter:  http://twitter.com/Recyclery_nc (Recyclery_nc)

Sidewalks for Estes?

A few years ago, the voters of Carrboro approved a couple million dollar bond issue to build sidewalks in various locations around Carrboro. One of the projects on the list was a sidewalk on the south side of Estes Drive Extension from the railroad tracks to North Greensboro Street.  But the sidewalk bond money has not gone as far as people had hoped. Considerably higher engineering, materials, labor, drainage and utility-relocation costs have cropped up and we will not be able to build the entire original list of sidewalks with the bond money. Also, in the intervening years, the Town annexed neighborhoods on the west side of Rogers Road and it became apparent that Rogers Road was a place that needed a sidewalk, but had not been on the list before because it was not within town limits.

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