Show how you can help keep the air clean for Earth Day this year! The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) has officially launched the 5th Annual “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest, where students in North Carolina from kindergarten through high school can submit their artwork for a chance to be featured on billboards across the state!
Students’ artwork should focus on actions that people can take to reduce air pollution from vehicles and help keep our air clean. Examples include walking, biking, using public transportation, carpooling, using electric vehicles or biofuels, and more. Please make artwork family-friendly, non-partisan and non-copyrighted. You can learn about the alternatives at cleantransportation.org or fuelwhatmatters.org or see examples from past winners and best practices for art submissions here.
Submissions will be accepted through Monday, April 25. Please read the rules below to find out how to submit your artwork. Public voting will begin on Wednesday, April 27 and last through Wednesday, May 4 – stay tuned for a link to vote once submissions have closed!
For more information or questions please email Heather Brutz at email@example.com.
Winners will be announced in June. Stay tuned on www.facebook.com/NCCleanTech and www.FuelWhatMatters.org!
To learn more, click HERE.
The March 2022 Kerr-Tar COG Newsletter is here! It is FULL of upcoming events, deadlines, and opportunities, so be sure to take note of everything! Click HERE or click the image below to read.
North Carolina’s bicycle route system was developed in response to the 1974 Bicycle and Bikeway Act. The system was created on roads across North Carolina that were safer for bicycling, designating a network of “bicycling highways” that provided access to small towns, state parks, historic sites and other points of interest. These routes generally parallel the major highways along which cyclists often wish to travel but offer a more lightly traveled alternative than the busy, major roads that are familiar to most people.
Given the extensive development that has occurred across North Carolina since the 1970’s and associated changes to the roadway network, the N.C. Department of Transportation recognized the need to re-evaluate and update the state bike route system in 2013, as part of the statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan, called WalkBikeNC.
NCDOT is now initiating another update to the route system, based on a more current review of existing and planned bicycle facilities throughout the state. The public is invited to help identify additional potential changes to the system, based on recent roadway projects, local planning, and local knowledge and understanding of the routes. To provide input, please visit the NCDOT State Bike Route System Public Input Map. Input will be accepted until March 14, 2022.
N.C. Bike Route System website
The February 2022 Kerr-Tar COG Newsletter is here! Click HERE or on the image to read.
In this issue:
- Board Member Spotlight: Michael Williford
- Staff Spotlight: James Cunningham
- 2022 Senior Games
- RAAC Meeting
- COVID Grants for Food & Services
- Henderson Walk With Ease
- Vaccination Support
- Coronavirus Recover Funds
- NC Parks & Rec Trust Fund Grants
- EV Driver Spotlight
- Anti-Idling Billboard
- NC Ethics Commission
- City of Roxboro Pocket Park
- Comprehensive Plan Updates
- NCDOT Bike Helmet Initiative
- NCWorks Success Story
- Workforce Development Board Meeting
- Franklin County Job Fair
- Golden LEAF SITE Program
- National Podcast featuring Local Planning Director
- Watch for Me NC
- Save the Date: Economic Development Summit
It’s here! The 2022 KTAAA Senior Games Registration Packet is now available! Printed packets are in the works, but if you can’t wait, you’re welcome to check it out online. We have also provided a fillable form that you can type right into. (Note: You can’t save a fillable form, so be sure to print it off.)
Click HERE for the 2022 KTAAA Senior Games Registration Packet
Click HERE for fillable registration forms