Meg Fencil, Education and Outreach Director
Sustain Charlotte Hosts Sustainable Transportation Fair for Youth
Sustain Charlotte, in cooperation with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, will facilitate a Sustainable Transportation Fair for youth ages 9 to 14 enrolled in summer day camp at the Arbor Glen Outreach Center. The fair is part of Sustain Charlotte’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program, which is funded by Wells Fargo, UTC Aerospace Systems, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Park Foundation, and New Belgium Brewing. Earlier this year, Sustain Charlotte worked with youth at Arbor Glen to create neighborhood visions and traffic calming signs.
Activity stations at the fair will be hosted by Mecklenburg County Air Quality, Charlotte Area Air Awareness, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), Clean Air Carolina, Trips for Kids, Charlotte Department of Transportation, and Alta Planning + Design, Media and elected officials are invited to visit the fair as the youth rotate through hands-on activity stations to:
- Practice how to add air to a bike tire and spot hazards while riding a bike.
- Experience the economic impact of transportation choices through a simulation game.
- Discover how transportation choices cumulatively affect air quality.
- Contribute their ideas to development of the City’s new Charlotte WALKS pedestrian plan.
- Learn how a transportation network works.
- Develop safety skills for walking, bicycling, and riding transit.
WHEN: Friday, July 31, 2:00 - 5:00 pm (3 age groups rotating each hour)
WHERE: Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Road, Charlotte 28208
Sustain Charlotte is a nonprofit organization working to advance a region-wide sustainability movement by serving as a catalyst for change. Our mission is to inspire choices that lead to a healthier and more vibrant community for generations to come. For more information visit http://www.sustaincharlotte.org.