District 4 “Toast & Talk”: Constituents in Charlotte City Council District 4 are invited to stop in 8-11 a.m. May 15 at Nona’s Sweets Bakery and Café, where Greg Phipps, the district’s representative on the council, will have an informal meet-and-greet. Residents can voice opinions and concerns and ask questions on any topic. Nona’s Sweets Bakery and Café has a variety of items available for purchase; it’s at The Shoppes at Worthington, 1520 Overland Park Lane (off West W.T. Harris Boulevard).
Collaboration award: UNC Charlotte’s zero-waste initiative to make Richardson Stadium a facility that produces no landfill waste received the Outstanding Collaboration and Partnership Award from the Southern region of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. Originally a student effort, the initiative was embraced by UNCC facilities management/recycling and gathered steam as more departments joined. The goal is to minimize waste sent to landfills and wastewater systems and maximize recycling efforts with on- and off-campus partners.
Woman of Distinction: The Girls Scouts’ Hornets’ Nest Council has named Regina Guyer among its Women of Distinction for environmental leadership. According to the council, the award recognizes a woman who has made significant accomplishments in keeping with the Girl Scouts’ movement “to leave a place better than they found it” and to use resources wisely. Guyer is executive director of UNC Charlotte’s Environmental Assistance Office and associate director of the IDEAS Center.