Sep 02,2014: Exhibition

Featuring Artist:

Local Artists selected to exhibit include:
• Shane Booth – photography 
• Jonathan Chestnut – mixed media sculptures
•  Erica Goodpaster – photography 
• Sarah Grusenmeyer – photography

Artists invited from across the country are:
• Ricky Charles, drawing and Cecilia C. Givens, painting – New Orleans
• JooYoung Choi, time-based media – Houston, Texas 
•  Elva Trevino, mixed media – San Antonio, Texas
• Jill Brody, photography – Providence, RI 
• Susan Parrish, found objects and mixed media sculpture – Raleigh, NC 
• Betti Pettinati-Longinotti, stained glass – Winston Salem, NC 
• Shea Justice, mixed media  – Boston, MA 

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/exhibition-mediating-relevance-the-politics-of-gender-2014-09-02

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

Please be advised that members of the Fayetteville City Council may attend the Community Information Meeting regarding the poultry industry and its regulations to include information on Sanderson Farms, Inc. The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, to be held at the Crown Coliseum, located at 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville, NC.

This meeting is for the purpose of receiving information only.

This notice is forwarded to you in compliance with your request on file in this office and with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12 and Section 2-2 of the Code of the City of Fayetteville.

Article source: http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/events.aspx?id=2463

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Sep 01,2014: Exhibition

Featuring Artist:

Local Artists selected to exhibit include:
• Shane Booth – photography 
• Jonathan Chestnut – mixed media sculptures
•  Erica Goodpaster – photography 
• Sarah Grusenmeyer – photography

Artists invited from across the country are:
• Ricky Charles, drawing and Cecilia C. Givens, painting – New Orleans
• JooYoung Choi, time-based media – Houston, Texas 
•  Elva Trevino, mixed media – San Antonio, Texas
• Jill Brody, photography – Providence, RI 
• Susan Parrish, found objects and mixed media sculpture – Raleigh, NC 
• Betti Pettinati-Longinotti, stained glass – Winston Salem, NC 
• Shea Justice, mixed media  – Boston, MA 

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/exhibition-mediating-relevance-the-politics-of-gender-2014-09-01

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Fay.-Cumb. Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting

MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE

Please be advised that the regularly scheduled meeting of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, 2014, @ 5:45 p.m. has been cancelled.

This notice is forwarded to you in compliance with your request on file in this office and with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12 and Section 2-2 of the Code of the City of Fayetteville.

Article source: http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/events.aspx?id=2437

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Aug 30,2014: Tropic Like It’s Hot: Rogue Rollergirls v. Cape Fear Rollergirls

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On Yahoo, Yelp, SuperPages, AmericanTowns and 25 other directories!

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/tropic-like-it39s-hot-rogue-rollergirls-v-cape-fear-rollergirls-2014-08-30-tm

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Linear Park, Inc. Meeting

MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE

This is to advise you that the Linear Park Corporation meeting scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in the Lafayette Conference Room, City Hall, 433 Hay Street has been cancelled.

This notice is forwarded to you in compliance with your request on file in this office and with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12 and Section 2-2 of the Code of the City of Fayetteville.

Article source: http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/events.aspx?id=2436

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Earth Talk: Dealing with Mounting E-Waste

Dear EarthTalk: We must really be swimming in electronic waste, what with all the iPhones and other devices that are so common. How is this all being dealt with?      – Mary S.

With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called “e-waste” may in fact be one of the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st century. According to BCC Research, consumers around the world purchased 238.5 million TVs, 444.4 million computers and tablets and a whopping 1.75 billion mobile phones in 2012 alone. Most of us discard such items within three years of purchase, and this is driving the global growth in e-waste by some eight percent a year. Meanwhile, a recent study conducted by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on behalf of the United Nations found that the growth in demand for and manufacturing of new electronics will result in a 33 percent increase in e-waste globally between 2012 and 2017.

 

But why is e-waste any more of a problem than old fashioned garbage? “Some of the materials in personal electronics, such as lead, mercury and cadmium, are hazardous and can release dangerous toxins into our air and water when burned or deposited in landfills improperly,” reports the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “And throwing away metal components, like the copper, gold, silver and palladium in cell phones and other electronics, leads to needless mining for new metals.”

 

Today some 80 percent of unwanted electronics are disposed of improperly. “E-waste is either discarded or exported to emerging nations, where open-air burning and acid baths are used to reclaim precious metals and other elements,” reports Maureen O’Donnell in EHS Journal. The lack of proper controls in such countries, she says, has led to elevated lead levels in children and heavy metals pollution of soil and water. As a result, she adds, “we now stand at the forefront of a growing environmental catastrophe.”

 

The good news is that many nations have enacted new laws to hold manufacturers responsible for the future e-waste created by their products. The European Union has led the way with its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, which calls on electronics makers to “take back” their products for recycling when consumers upgrade to something new, and restricts European countries from exporting or importing e-waste. Japan and China are among other countries that have passed similar laws.

 

The U.S. government has yet to follow suit, but the Electronics Takeback Coalition (ETC) reports that 21 U.S. states have implemented their own “take back” laws, and several other states are considering similar legislation. Meanwhile, environmentalists continue to pressure Congress to consider similar legislation at the national level, given especially that Americans’ are the world leaders in generating e-waste.

 

Additionally, many manufacturers are adopting voluntary e-waste recycling certification standards. One is the e-Stewards program, which helps those looking to dispose of obsolete electronics identify recycling options that adhere to high standards of environmental responsibility and worker protection. Another program, R2 Certification, run by the non-profit SERI, is supported by several large manufacturers, including DirecTV and Microsoft. Consumers can do their parts by choosing manufacturers that embrace so-called “producer pays” electronics recycling through participation in one of these programs.

 

CONTACTS:ETC, www.electronicstakeback.com; e-Stewards, www.e-stewards.org; SERI, www.sustainableelectronics.org; WEEE, http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/weee/legis_en.htm;

 

 

EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com.

 

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/ct/weston/news/earth-talk-dealing-with-mounting-ewaste-20262415

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Aug 30,2014: Exhibition

Featuring Artist:

Local Artists selected to exhibit include:
• Shane Booth – photography 
• Jonathan Chestnut – mixed media sculptures
•  Erica Goodpaster – photography 
• Sarah Grusenmeyer – photography

Artists invited from across the country are:
• Ricky Charles, drawing and Cecilia C. Givens, painting – New Orleans
• JooYoung Choi, time-based media – Houston, Texas 
•  Elva Trevino, mixed media – San Antonio, Texas
• Jill Brody, photography – Providence, RI 
• Susan Parrish, found objects and mixed media sculpture – Raleigh, NC 
• Betti Pettinati-Longinotti, stained glass – Winston Salem, NC 
• Shea Justice, mixed media  – Boston, MA 

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/exhibition-mediating-relevance-the-politics-of-gender-2014-08-30

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the Stormwater Advisory Board has been called for Tuesday, September 2, 2014, @ 5:30 p.m. in the Cape Fear Conference Room at City Hall.

AGENDA

1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of Minutes: June 3, 2014
4. Develop Draft Report for September 22, 2014 City Council meeting
5. Other Items
6. Adjournment

This notice is forwarded to you in compliance with your request on file in this office and with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12 and Section 2-2 of the Code of the City of Fayetteville.

Article source: http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/events.aspx?id=2438

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Presentations on Stormwater Presented by Stormwater Staff

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The City’s Stormwater Division provides educational presentations free of charge to school groups, civic clubs, Girl Scout troops and other organizations who would like to learn more about how to keep our rivers, lakes and streams free of pollution.

Stormwater is rain water that falls onto hard surfaces such as roadways, parking lots and roof tops and flows directly to our rivers, lakes and streams. Along its journey, stormwater can pick up contaminants and pollutants that are carried to local waterways and can affect water quality. This can harm the quality of our drinking water, as we get the majority of our drinking water from these waterways. The City’s main source of drinking water is the Cape Fear River.

The Stormwater Division offers several types of hands-on demonstrations that can be customized to fit the needs of your group, school-aged and up. The City’s stormwater educator is certified in Project Wet, Project Aquatic Wild and the Wonders of Wetlands. The educator uses these curriculums to present the information to the group and the activities are interactive and interesting for school-aged children. The educator also uses the Enviroscape, which is a hands-on model that demonstrates how water flows through a watershed and how surface waters can become polluted.

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact Shauna Haslem at (910) 433-1071 or by email at shaslem@ci.fay.nc.us. To learn more about the City’s Stormwater Program, visit the City’s website at www.cityoffayetteville.org/stormwater.

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Article source: http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/pressreleases.aspx?id=966

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