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Bring One For The Chipper Gwinnett Christmas Tree Recycling

December 14, 2011

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is again working under the KEEP GEORGIA BEAUTIFUL Bring One For The Chipper program!  Green In Gwinnett Area is asking Gwinnett County residents to donate your old Christmas trees.  You are asked to “donate” your Christmas Trees for recycling.  Your recycled Christmas trees will be turned into mulch to use in locations throughout the county.

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From December 26 to January 16, 2012, Gwinnett County residents can take their undecorated Christmas trees to one of several locations.

For More Information: Recycle Christmas Trees In Gwinnett

NATIONAL KIDS TO PARKS DAY Gwinnett

April 7, 2011

 

NATIONAL KIDS TO PARKS DAY – MAY 21, 2011

The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating “National Kids to Parks Day” on May 21, 2011. The Duluth Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing recreational activities for kids and adults to participate in and actively enjoy the park facilities to establish a healthy community. In an effort to bring National recognition to Duluth, the City Recreation Department is asking all families to pledge online at www.BuddyBison.org their participation in this national movement. All kids, families and adults that complete the online pledge will receive a free “Duluth” Frisbee. Participants may claim their Frisbees by bringing their pledge confirmation to the Bunten Road Activity Building, or by visiting the Health Fair on May 21 in downtown Duluth. “National Kids to Parks Day” is sponsored by the National Park Trust, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of our parklands and reconnecting youth to the great outdoors. National Kids to Play is endorsed by the National Education Association (NEA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, DC), and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

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Recycle Christmas Trees In Gwinnett County

December 26, 2010

UPDATED FOR Gwinnett County CHRISTMAS 2011!

Wondering where to recycle your Christmas Tree in Gwinnett County?  Look no further.  Here are the Bring One For The Chipper, Keep Georgia Beautiful Christmas Tree recycling locations for Gwinnett County.

Christmas Tree Recycling Locations In Gwinnett County

 

Bring One for the Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event. In the past, these statewide sponsors have included The Home Depot, The Davey Tree Expert Company and WXIA-TV. Green In Gwinnett Area along with numerous local sponsors and volunteers also make contributions and provide in-kind services across the state. The Chipper program involves hundreds…

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Green Wednesday’s Green Chamber

August 25, 2010

Please join the Green Chamber of The South on the first Wednesday of each month for an informal gathering of like-minded professionals and individuals interested in connecting with others to share ideas on Green Business. At each meeting we have a short presentation by one of our members and the rest of the time is devoted to networking.

Next meeting:
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 – 11:45am – 1:30pm
Presenter: Kim Veal – Weston Solutions
Cost (members): $18.00
Cost (non-members): $23.00
Web site address:
http://www.westonsolutions.com/

Registration Deadline: August 31, at 12:00pm

When To Second Guess

August 24, 2010

Schedule Time for Second Guessing
Questioning whether or not you’ve made the right decision can be a useful way to make sure you’re on the right track. But if you second guess yourself at the wrong time, you may feel tempted to give up on important commitments. Don’t question yourself when you are most vulnerable. Instead, schedule a time to review your decision critically when you are in the right frame of mind. For example, don’t wonder whether you should abandon a plan to talk more during meetings when you are walking into the conference room. Rather, tell yourself that you will question the decision ten minutes into the meeting, once you’ve had time to get used to the idea. Setting a time will also help you second guess once rather than nagging yourself with doubts.

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Green vs Clean

August 16, 2010

1) Bottled Water vs. Tap Water. Myth: Bottled water is better for you. Fact: Bottled water is less regulated than tap water, and in a 2008 study by the Environmental Working Group, 38 contaminants were found in 10 of the top brands of bottled water. Also, plastic bottles leach harmful chemicals into the water. Finally, if you like things clean, then why add to the huge amount of plastic that exists in our oceans and landfills? That stuff is not going anywhere, and eventually it will show up on your beach and in your backyard. That’s pretty gross.
2) The Disinfection Obsession. Myth: Green cleaning products aren’t as effective as antibacterials. Fact: Unless you are a surgeon requiring a sterile environment, good old soap and water or even home made concoctions like vinegar and baking soda are just as effective cleaning agents as antibacterials – sans the side effects of toxic chemicals, indoor air pollution, and water pollution. These don’t sound so very clean to me.
3) Use and Toss. Myth: Single use products are more hygienic than reusable ones.  Fact: Actually, you can get a better clean from cloth towel than a paper towel, without the paper waste and mess. Cloth towels are more absorbent and stronger and therefore are more effective at getting the grime out of your kitchen. Use and wash is still better than use and toss, and if your mess is not a wet one, you can even reuse your cloth towel a few times before washing it, making it even more environmentally preferable to paper.
4) Kleenex vs. Handkerchief – I got nothin’ here – sorry, you won’t catch me blowing my nose over and over in the same hanky. Even I have my limits….but I am open to suggestions!
5) The Hippie Stigma. Myth: People who are passionate about the environment are tree-hugging hippies who don’t shave, wear deodorant, or shower regularly.  Fact: We are not in the 60’s anymore.

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Georgia Ink Cartridge Recycling Initiative

July 28, 2010

Georgia Ink Cartridge Recycling Initiative.

Toner Cartridges have a significant environmental footprint:

  • Over 375 million cartridges end up in landfills each year (total weight of these cartridges is equivalent to 112,463 Volkswagen Beetles).
  • Plastic takes 1,100+ years to decompose.
  • Our Landfills are at capacity and disposal fees are continuing to increase.
  • Chemicals from the cartridges are polluting soil and water supplies.
  • A large toner cartridge requires nearly 4 quarts of oil in its production.
  • Ink Jet and Toner cartridge remanufacturing saves over 38,000 tons of plastic and metal from landfills.

Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Settings

July 8, 2010

We usually think of wildlife in parks, national forests, and undeveloped areas like the mountains. But how often do you notice examples right around you?

Behind Mall of GA, the forested wetlands are home to animals you might not imagine: birds and squirrels, but also deer, snakes, ducks, salamanders, beaver, and even coyote. Similar great examples can be spotted along the Suwanee Creek Greenway. The diversity of wildlife can be one type of indicator of the overall ecosystem health and community sustainability.

Wherever you live, what unusual examples have you seen? For anyone near or in the study area, where in particular have you seen wildlife around northern Suwanee, Buford, the mall, and along Suwanee Creek and Ivy Creek Greenways?

Do you think keeping wildlife in this urban setting is a good thing? Or is it a danger or nuisance? Deer get hit by vehicles. Canadian geese take over water features. Why should we encourage wildlife near a major activity center?
Share your thoughts!

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Home | Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation

July 3, 2010

Open Heart = Gwinnett

Check out the link below for their OFFICIAL BLACK EYED PEAS VIDEO the Open Heart Campaign created!

Thanks to an incredible outpouring of support, GMC has secured approval to launch its open heart program in Gwinnett County. Now the real work has begun!

A dedicated 40,000 square foot facility is in development. This $33 million investment will ensure that the people of our community have access to a complete range of cardiac services. When it opens in early 2012, the Heart and Vascular Center at Gwinnett Medical Center–Lawrenceville will be state-of-the-art. While the advanced technologies are impressive, they won’t be what make the Center truly special. It will be the devoted professionals and their world-class capabilities that make the difference.

You, too, can help make a difference. We are approaching our goal of $8 million in charitable giving to directly support the development of the program, but there is still a ways to go. With your help, we’ll reach that goal.

via Home | Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

This post was created to help spread the message and gain support for our Gwinnett Open Heart campaign.  Green In Gwinnett Area is pleased to be able to contribute to this worthy cause.

– James Chronicle

Green In Gwinnett Tip

June 10, 2010

Choose fewer ingredients
A long list of ingredients often indicates the presence of questionable chemicals that may be harmful to you or the environment. This is especially true for personal care products, food, and cleansers. Simplify what you buy.  Buy organic if available.  Organic foods have less ingredients because they don’t include the harmful chemicals that could be added in non-organic foods…

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