We know it seems like all the magic of a sprayground is happening here…
But it’s happening HERE… in the pump room!
When you think about sustainability and going green at work, your first thought might be, “Aha! It is time to build a brand new energy-efficient building.” To that, I say, slow down. That might be the right move for some companies but maybe your company can’t do anything that big and expensive. That doesn’t mean you’re locked out of taking action. Smaller steps are important, too!
And according to N.C. State’s sustainability program, “Sustainability isn’t just about the health and well-being of the planet; it’s about the health and well-being of people. From the air we breathe to the food and water we consume, the environment impacts human health.” So let’s tackle this idea of sustainability from a few angles to give you some new ideas.Continue Reading
The eyes of the world are on police interactions with communities across the United States. So what’s Mecklenburg County doing about it? Since 2008, the County has been a part of the Crisis Intervention Team program, or CIT. The program better prepares officers to respond to people in crisis with a serious mental illness.Continue Reading
Written with contributions from the Public Information Department
I know what you’re thinking. “I’ve avoided travel for a year and I’m ready to GO!” Me too, reader. Me too. BUT if we’re going to be here, let’s make the most of it. I’ll give you a money back guarantee right here, right now if you’ve done everything on this list.*Continue Reading
Health staff at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have become a crucial part of Mecklenburg County’s COVID-19 prevention team. School Health Nutritionist Sahsine Davis has helped students with nutrition-related health problems for the last 14 years. She talks to them one-on-one about how to make changes in their eating habits and lifestyle. She’s also provided group education for students, parents and the community over the years to help them live healthier. And her work continued even after she started working virtually in March 2020.Continue Reading
Last year, I merrily wrote a blog with things to do in 2020 for under $20. Five of the 10 things on the list were significantly different or impossible for most of the year. Half. Lol, 2020. You got us! ? BUT! We did manage to complete the census with greater participation than in 2010. ?
Without making any grand plans for 2021, here’s a new, pandemic-proof ?? list of budget-friendly activities this year. (I do not intend to jinx us but also apologize in advance if I accidentally do.)Continue Reading
Get out your maps and hop in your virtual sleigh to find these festive holiday streets in Mecklenburg County. I’ll warn you right now, it’s more than you think. WAY more!
Arguably, the most festive place in Mecklenburg County is Pineville. It’s in the name! (There are also Pine Lane and Pine Tree Drive in Charlotte, Pine Ridge Drive in Cornelius, Pineridge Drive and Pine Springs Court in Huntersville, Pine Road in Davidson and Pine Chase Lane in Matthews.)Continue Reading
Spraygrounds, playgrounds, greenways, computers, masks? When you think of Park and Recreation, you probably don’t think too much about human resources or technical compliance. Your eyes might’ve glazed over just hearing those words but come back! Senior Fiscal Administrator Lorraine Bias describes her department as “the heartbeat of Park and Recreation.” Wow!Continue Reading
Election Day will be here before we know it and the number one thing you need to do before you cast your ballot is make a plan! You have a lot of options for voting and a few things to consider before you do it. We’ll walk you through them one by one.
Of course the very first step is to register. This year you can register online! Even if you’re pretty sure you’re already registered, double check ahead of election day. It’s especially important to check your registration if you’ve moved. You can easily look up your status online and avoid any surprises on Election Day.Continue Reading
With more than 5,000 employees, Mecklenburg County probably has a lot of jobs you’ve never heard of before. One of them might be Strategic Planning and Evaluation Analyst in the County Manager’s Office. That’s Karli Godfrey’s job title. Basically, it means she helps departments plan and execute programs, projects and initiatives, then figure out whether those projects met their goals. When I asked her to explain her job to a five-year-old, Karli said, “I get to help people in charge make good decisions. I spend lots of time talking to people, and on the computer learning. Then I take all of the interesting things I find and get to tell other people through charts and pictures.”Continue Reading
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