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Bicycle Commuter Tax Credit!

While most Americans vehemently disagreed with last week’s bailout bill (and rightfully so), there were some green additions that were pleasantly surprising. One addition was the Bicycle Commuter Tax Credit, which gives employers of those who travel to work on their bikes a $20/month tax credit. According to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, the tax credit is meant to go towards “the cost[s] of any employer reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred by the employee “ ‘for the purchase of a bicycle and bicycle improvements, repair, and storage, if such bicycle is regularly used for travel between the employee’s residence and place of employment.’ ” Hopefully, this will convince lots of employers to put showers in their office buildings to accommodate potentially sweaty commuters.

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UNC Charlotte Recycling Dept. to Host Green Tour on Sept. 23rd

The Recycling Department will be providing a tour of campus highlighting UNC Charlotte’s GREEN features (first LEED building, GEMS, our composting area, Contraction and Demolition recycling collection, and other GREEN features on campus).

On Tuesday Sept 23rd at 5pm (regularly scheduled day and time for an EARTH Club meeting), we will meet at the GREENHOUSE and then board the 3 UNC Charlotte 15 passenger vans and tour the campus.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP with Kathy Boutin-Pasterz, the UNC Charlotte Recycling Coordinator, at kboutin (at) uncc (dot) edu.

Earth Club Rocks at the Dave Matthews Band Concert in Charlotte

Earth Club spent this past Tuesday evening tabling at the Dave Matthews Band concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Charlotte. We got to hang out with awesome folks from Reverb, the Bama Green Project, and of course, the UNC-Charlotte Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling. A huge thanks goes to Josh from the Bama Green Project for including us in the EcoVillage. Here are a few pictures from the event.

The last picture is the best pic I could get of Dave Matthews. He was absolutely amazing. There will be a few more concerts at Verizon this summer for those who want to be included. Give us a shout at earth (at) uncc (dot) edu if you want to be in the loop.

Peas and carrots.

Apply for the Charlotte Green Initiative Committee

The Green Initiative Committee is looking for enrolled students who are passionate about environmental sustainability and willing to bring innovative solutions to UNC-Charlotte. Applicants should be willing to serve for at least one year, beginning in Fall 2008. We require that new members come to at least one meeting per month, and devote at least 5 hours per week to the committee.

We need people who can do website management, research, advertising, public relations, grant writing, public speaking, group facilitation, and more.

Go to sga.uncc.edu/applytogreencharlotte to view the Green Initiative Legislation to get an idea of some of the tasks for which we’ll be responsible. Please send John Avery the following information @ jpavery@uncc.edu by April 20th at 5PM. We will interview every applicant next week, and we will announce the new members on April 28th.

Name:
Major/Minor:
Expected Graduation Date:
Phone #:
Email:
Best time for 1/2 hour interview during April 4/22-4/25:

Please provide a rudimentary proposal for an environmentally sustainable project on campus and why it should be implemented in 2-3 paragraphs.

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