Monday, March 15, 2010


The man USA Today called "America's Walking Guru" is coming to town to
help get people moving to improve air quality.

Mark Fenton is an entertaining, engaging and knowledgeable walking
advocate and host of the PBS series "America's Walking." Most
recently, Fenton has become a recognized authority on public health
issues and the need for community, environmental and public-policy
initiatives to encourage more walking and bicycling. He has several
years of experience empowering people to make healthy lifestyle
changes, and helping businesses develop successful wellness programs
that encourage employee participation and exceed expectations.

Fenton will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010,
at AXA Equitable, 10840 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. A light lunch will
be provided to those who register in advance.

Fenton's appearance is the first in a series of four nationally
recognized Clean Air Works! speaker workshops designed to help local
business leaders build robust, successful commuter programs. The
workshops are free but space is limited – register before March 19 by
calling 704-716-0734 or by visiting

Launched in spring 2006, Clean Air Works! is a project of the Regional
Air Quality Board in collaboration with the Regional Planning
Alliance, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte Area
Transit System (CATS), the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, the
Centralina Council of Governments and the Catawba Regional Council of
Governments. The project engages employers in the effort to improve
air quality by providing them with tools to help employees take
control of their commutes, and by assisting in retooling operations
and maintenance activities to reduce emissions.