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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: November 19, 2019 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 4-a <br /> SUBJECT: Driving is Exhausting Campaign <br /> DEPARTMENT: Community Relations/Asset <br /> Management Services <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> None Todd McGee, 245-2302 <br /> Brennan Bouma, 245-2626 <br /> PURPOSE: To receive a short presentation from and recognize members of the Phillips Middle <br /> School Green Team, including parent volunteer Mary Parry, that collaborated with other <br /> students in the district to launch a community education campaign called Driving Is Exhausting. <br /> BACKGROUND: The student-led Driving Is Exhausting campaign attempted to spark <br /> awareness about the links between transportation, health and climate change. Yard signs were <br /> posted on all Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools campuses from October 28 through November <br /> 10, 2019, encouraging drivers to turn off their cars when waiting for more than 10 seconds. <br /> The students created a website ( /ww.Driving lsExhausting.con that offers an Idle-Free Schools <br /> Toolkit to help students generate more awareness and action. Resources included on the <br /> website are aimed at helping the community reduce idling around the schools and encouraging <br /> everyone to prioritize biking, walking and taking the bus whenever they can, reducing traffic and <br /> air pollution. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: There is no financial impact associated with this item. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: There is no Orange County Social Justice Goal associated with <br /> this item. <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: The following Orange County Environmental Responsibility Goal <br /> impact is associated with this item. <br /> • RESULTANT IMPACT ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND AIR QUALITY <br /> Assess and where possible mitigate adverse impacts created to the natural resources of <br /> the site and adjoining area. Minimize production of greenhouse gases. <br /> RECOMMENDATION(S): The Manager recommends that the Board receive the presentation <br /> and recognize members of the Phillips Middle School Green Team and their adult advisers for <br /> the Driving Is Exhausting campaign. <br />