Posts by Jennifer

Green Stormwater Infrastructure – beauty with a bonus

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In any neighborhood, having a sense of place enhances quality of life. You may be surprised to hear that stormwater management can actually contribute to this! Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is a innovative way of managing stormwater to reduce flooding and keep our streams and lakes healthy. GSI can be simple, such as a rain garden, or more complicated, like green roofs and rainwater catchment systems. What all of these systems have in common is that they mimic nature so water can absorb into the ground and filter naturally. This reduces flooding and cleans our water. But GSI provides...

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Mark you calendar for WakeUP’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony!

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Pull out your calendar and mark January 27th, 2017 for WakeUP’s Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony! Our 2017 event will feature the introduction of WakeUP’s 2017 Board of Directors, presentation of annual awards to folks who have impacted this community in 2016 and an exciting keynote presentation about affordable housing by Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes. Please plan to join us to kick off the new year as we honor some exceptional leaders and launch this timely discussion. Free and open to the public, pre-registration requested. Thursday, January 26th, 2017 –...

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Wake passes transit referendum!

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Wake County voters have approved the referendum for expanded public transportation! Thanks to the hard work of WakeUP, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and a diverse coalition of partners, Wake residents voted to approve the referendum by 53%. This means that Wake will see expanded bus service, Bus Rapid Transit and Commuter Rail within the next tens years. As our community continues growing these transit investments will be critical to ensuring access and driving economic development for our modern county!

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Exciting videos show impact of Wake’s growth

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On a sunny Sunday afternoon WakeUP gathered people in an empty parking lot in downtown Raleigh to help visualize the impact of Wake County’s growth. Every day Wake gets 64 more people. Imagine what if would look like if those people used public transportation instead of personal cars? Check out these awesome videos and then help us spread the word about #64peopleperday by sharing our Facebook and Twitter posts! Videos courtesy of Cody Whitelock for Barnhill Contracting Company. As Wake continues to grow at breakneck speed, we need to be planning for our future. This November you can...

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WakeUP and 75+ businesses, orgs and leaders endorse transit referendum!

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Every day more businesses, organizations and civic leaders are endorsing the Moving Wake County Forward campaign. Since WakeUP Wake County’s Board of Directors voted to endorse the referendum earlier this summer, our organization has helped garner official endorsements from a diverse group of supporters. There’s still time for YOU to endorse the referendum, as an individual or business/organization! Go to movingwakeforward.com to add your name to the list. And make sure you connect with the campaign on social media, using...

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