I attended the well-run, PTA Council School Board Forum last night. Many thanks to all of the candidates putting time, effort, and emotional energy into putting forth their vision on how to continue to improve our school system. As advertised by my neighbors Ms. Brownstein knows policy, has a history of school involvement, and communcates her commitment to schools and children clearly and passionately. My expectation is that she will receive the most votes, including mine, and will be an excellent school board member.
Speaking of Cyclists...
Matthew Lee does it again, this time in celebration of the inaugural Carrboro/Chapel-Hill Cruiser ride three years ago.
While the ReCYCLEry does not host Cruiser Tuesdays, you will ind a lot of us participating! For more information, please
read the following:
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
What: Cruiser Tuesday dress up and ride
Where: Starting at the newest BUB Hub location,
Johnny's Sporting Goods, 901 W. Main Street, Carrboro
When: 7:00pm gathering, 7:30pm ride
Theme: Funky Formal -- semi-formal, fully funky!
It's a social cycling mobile dancing costume party. Usually there's a theme, and quite often a Pabst tasting or a final stop at the Resevoir. It's NOT a "critical mass" type ride; we obey all street lights and traffic rules and do not block motorists. All bikes and skill levels are welcome.
Matthew has a Cruiser Tuesday blog with photos and details: http://www.cruisertuesday.blogspot.com/
Here's an article describing how Matthew Lee brought it to the Triangle: http://www.recyclery.info/node/43
RSVP at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=77805670496
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 3:00pm
Starting at Johnny's Sporting Goods, 901 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of seeing Van Jones speak. He co-founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and is founder and president of Green For All. He spoke convincingly of a future of increased equality and how one of the roads to this future is green jobs. Green-collar jobs are employment in the environmental or agricultural sectors of the economy. [Source: Wikipedia] But they also include any work that will help transform our society into a more environmentally sustainable one.
One way our local government leaders could participate in this national movement is to sign the Green Jobs Pledge. Its goal is to "rebuild American competitiveness and environmental leadership by growing a green economy that fights global warming, pollution and poverty at the same time." Here are the five steps this pledge asks our leaders to agree to:
- Commit to Action
- Create a Green-collar Jobs Taskforce
- Identify Goals and Assess Opportunities
- Create a Local Action Plan
- Evaluate, Leverage and Grow
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