to Aug 21

Superheroes Wanted: Goodie Hack [HEALTH]

Use your superhero powers for good! Help us to create healthier neighborhoods!

People are tired of living in unhealthy neighborhoods. We need your help to change this.

Current Situation

Globally, nearly 25% of all deaths and disease burden can be attributed to environmental factors such as poor air and soil quality. And minorities face nearly 40 percent more exposure to toxic air pollution overall, according to a study conducted last year.

Our Future Is Bright With Your Help!

We can change this scenario by creating tech-enabled solutions that help people manage their waste better.

Through Goodie Ideation [HEALTH] the community developed seven big ideas that need prototypes built to bring these solutions to reality.

So, join a team at Goodie Hack [Health] to develop technology solutions to send  less trash to the landfill.

We are looking for:

  • Developers, designers and product managers to use their technical expertise to construct applications to help folks get items out of the landfill.

  • Community members to tell us about your 'hood so we know how to make an app that suits your community.

Teams will compete with the development of idea prototypes created at Goodie Ideation in April.

Register for a fun-filled weekend that will help create change in Charlotte’s underserved communities. Meals and tees included in registration. Stunning prizes given to teams for prototypes!

The event takes place from Friday, August 19 - Sunday, May 21.

Sponsored by The City of Charlotte and Goodie Nation

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7:30 AM07:30

Take A Tour To Learn Four Simple Ways To Improve Your Health

Kidney disease. Heart disease. Cancer. Stroke. Diabetes. We all know someone suffering from these diseases. Not only are they top five causes of death in Mecklenburg County, they also can be caused by pollution.

In fact, research shows that long term exposure to air pollution can cause kidney disease. The methane gas from landfills contribute to air pollution, which is more potent than carbon dioxide. The more trash we place in landfills, the worse pollution becomes, making us sick.

It doesn’t matter how healthy we eat or how much we exercise, if the environment is polluted we can still get sick. Join us as we tour Mecklenburg County’s waste disposal facilities to see just how much we are throwing away - and learn more about how simple changes in our daily routine can improve local air quality.

Tour includes a trip to the landfill, recycling and composting centers.

Attendees will meet at the Solid Waste office and use a tour bus to visit the facility. Breakfast, snacks and games will be provided.

Register to attend this free event.

Meeting Location: City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services - 1105 Otts Street, Charlotte, NC 28205 - View Map

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6:00 PM18:00

Taste of Summer Dinner Party: Healthy Communities

It's summer! Let's dine with savory food, listen to soulful music while learning creative ways to not only eat healthy, but how to make the environment healthy too.

Join hip vegan chef, Jasiatic, and the City of Charlotte in a social love affair of good food, community and the environment at Tastes of Summer, the first dinner party in a series sponsored as a part of the City of Charlotte’s Healthy Communities program.

The Healthy Communities program teaches you how air, water and soil pollution connect to cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke and diabetes. You will also learn how to take practical steps to improve your health and the health of your community.

The dinner is free and by invitation only. Register to attend.

Venue: City of Charlotte Solid Waste Service - 1105 Otts. Street, Charlotte, NC 28205 - View Map

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