Georgia Animal Protection Society

December 15, 2010 by

The Georgia Animal Protection Society is a nonprofit organization for the welfare of Georgia’s animal and pet population.  The Georgia Animal Protection Society assists with animal cruelty cases and promotes and provides low cost spay and neuter options.

 

Georgia Animal Protection Society – For The Protection of Your PetsGeorgia Animal Protection Society.

 

Going Green In Gwinnett…

Steps Gwinnett Can Take To Go Green

December 8, 2010 by

Waste Creation and Reduction Facts
There are over 100 million homes in the United States and about 400 thousand tons are waste are produced each year in the US. Since over 75 percent of waste is recyclable, if each home recycled 10 percent more of their waste than they do now, 40 thousand tons of waste would be saved each year.

Recycling at Home

Recycling is the most common way for reducing waste and can be easy to do at home. Several states and cities have a recycling program in place and all it takes is requesting a recycling bin. Go to the specific state’s recycling website to see how to get a recycling bin for the home. Not all states and cities provide curbside pickup. There are many different kinds of recycling programs.
Here are some examples of products frequently used in the home that are and are not recyclable. Note that this list differs in different ares.
Recyclable Goods
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Plastic food containers
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Anything with the recycle symbol
  • Notebooks and printer paper
  • Phonebooks
  • Paper grocery bags

Non-Recyclable Goods

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper food containers
  • Pizza boxes
  • Wax paper and glossy paper
  • Caps to bottle containers
  • Plastic grocery bags

Reducing Waste at Home

Reducing waste is another great way to minimize the harmful effects excess waste has on the earth. Buying products with less packaging is a creative way to reduce waste. An example of this is buying a two liter bottle of soda instead of a six pack. When it comes to junk mail, unsubscribe to unwanted mail so there is less paper being sent out. This creates less waste on time and resources.

Plastic Bag Consumption and Solutions

Plastic grocery bags are another huge waste problem. The Wall Street Journal reported that the US uses 100 billion plastic shopping bags per year which takes 12 million barrels of oil to produce. Reduce grocery bag waste by bringing reusable bags to the grocery store.

Reusing Products at Home

Reusing products can be a resourceful way to reduce waste and save money. Reusing those plastic grocery bags is an original way to reuse products. These bags can be used in a number of ways like lining small garbage bags in bathrooms, holding wet clothes after a day at the pool, holding dirty clothes after a vacation, or carrying food and drinks to a party or barbeque.
Plastic food containers, such as soft serve butter containers, can always be washed out and used as food storage containers instead of buying more plastic containers. A more creative way to reuse household items is keeping envelopes sent inside unwanted junk mail. These will reduce having to buy more envelopes.

Recycling, Reducing, and Reusing Goods at Home

Implementing these easy and useful tips at home can make a big impact on the amount of waste produced each year. Composting can revitalize soil instead of throwing the food in the trash where it will never decompose. Reusing plastic grocery bags or not getting those at all will cut down on the amount of landfill waste and save millions of barrels of oil each year.
Here is a list on other easy ideas for cutting down on waste of all kinds in the home:
  • Turn off lights in rooms that aren’t being used
  • Take shorter showers to reduce water waste
  • Keep the A/C on 78 in the summer and the heater on 68 in the winter
  • Wash only full loads of laundry
  • Wash only full loads of dishes
  • Sweep instead of vacuuming
  • Put a sweater on instead of running the heat
  • Don’t let the water run when washing hands or brushing teeth
  • Only take out the trash when the bag is full
  • Turn off TVs when not in use
  • Use environmentally friendly cleaning products
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Gwinnett Medical 5th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration

October 21, 2010 by

Help spread the news about Gwinnett Medical Center’s 5th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration!  See the video here and share!

Pitney Bowes Ink The Sustainable Way

October 12, 2010 by

Perhaps your business leases or owns a Pitney Bowes mailing machine such as the Pitney Bowes dm800 or the Pitney Bowes dm500, or one of many other Pitney Bowes inkjet machines.  Have you seen how much Pitney Bowes charges for a replacement Pitney Bowes dm800, or Pitney Bowes dm500 inkjet cartridge?  Did you know that their are replacement options for your Pitney Bowes that are less than half the price and are also environmentally friendly?  Did you know that Pitney Bowes cannot void your Pitney Bowes warranty because you used a compatible inkjet cartridge replacement?  For example the  pitney bowes dm800 can cost over $150 plus shipping and at Print Green USA, Inc. you can get an inkjet replacement for the Pitney Bowes dm800 for $89.00!  The next time you need a replacement for your Pitney Bowes stamp machine look no further than Print Green USA for your Pitney Bowes ink.  Why pay more?

Questions:

Pitney Bowes won’t stand behind their warranty? Or Does Pitney Bowes have to warranty their machines if I use a compatible cartridge?

-Pitney Bowes must honor their warranty no matter what brand of cartridge you use.  It is THE LAW.  See the magnusson moss act for more information.

Georgia Clean Air Campaign & Print Green USA

September 22, 2010 by

Inkjet, Toner Cartridge, Printer, Copier, Fax Deals and Tips – Print Green USA Georgia: Georgia Clean Air Campaign & Print Green USA.

Print Green USA Inc., a premier retailer of “Made In USA”, New, Eco Friendly laser toner cartridges, MICR toners, Inkjet cartridges, and printer drums is a multi-year partner with The Clean Air Campaign of Georgia.  Together with assistance from the Clean Air Campaign, Print Green has reduced their impact on the air quality here in Atlanta.

Read More Here

SPCA Georgia Open House This Saturday

September 20, 2010 by

Join the Georgia SPCA this Saturday September 25th from 11am til 7pm at their Open House.  They are celebrating their newly opened expanded facility.  Come see the dogs, and cats, puppies and kittens!  Food, Fun, Music, Raffles!  Please see the flyer below.  The Georgia SPCA is located in Suwanee Georgia.

Georgia SPCA Green In Gwinnett Area is proud to be able to assist the Georgia SPCA.

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Gwinnett County Establishes Commute Resource Program (via )

September 14, 2010 by

Nice to see some progress for Gwinnett Transportation issues. I am not sure how feasible or practical it is for commuters to view their routes daily online and then plan accordingly.

What are your thoughts?

Green In Gwinnett Area – Keeping Gwinnett Green and Sustainable

Gwinnett County officials held a press conference for Department of Transportation’s GC Smart Commute program on Aug. 24. The program helps Gwinnett commuters plan their daily commute by providing live traffic feeds of heavily-traveled intersections and corridors.  Speakers included Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister and Gwinnett County Department of Transportation Director Brian Allen. Live feeds show real-time traffic looped … Read More

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Gwinnett County Farmers’ Markets

September 10, 2010 by

Suwanee Farmers’ Market

address:370 Buford Highway  Suwanee, GA 30024

contact:Amy Doherty phone:770-945-8996

website:Suwanee Farmers Market

“Get it fresh in Suwanee! The Suwanee Farmers Market offers in-season produce, herbs and plants, free-range eggs and meat, baked goods, fresh flowers, and jams and jellies. The market is open at Town Center Park from 8 am-noon every Saturday from approximately early May to mid-October (except for the third Saturday in September).

“May-October, Town Center Park Every Saturday, early May – mid October (except third Saturday in September) 8 am – noon”.

Norcross Farmers’ Market

address:72 Park Drive  Norcross, GA 30071

contact:William Shipley phone:404-824-4350

website:Whistle Stop Farmers Market of Historic Norcross

The Whistle Stop Farmer’s Market is a group of organized citizens of Norcross, Georgia whose mission is to bring locally fresh produce, organic produce, meats/cheeses, baked goods, homemade sundries, sauces, spices and other items from across our region as an open air market to the thriving historic area of Norcross.
June-October, Tuesday’s from 4-8PM, June 2nd-Oct 27th 2009.
Located along side Thrasher Park on Buchanan Street in Historic Norcross.

Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market

185 West Crogan Street  Lawrenceville, GA 30045

contact:Rebekah Cline phone:678-226-2639

website:Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market

“The Annual Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market on the Square is held every Saturday from June 6th through September 26th. Each week the Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market will open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in historic downtown Lawrenceville in the parking lot behind the Crogan Street fountain directly across from the Historic Courthouse front entrance. The market draws a host of farmers, home canners, and individuals who grow their own products. Whether you’re coming downtown for your weekly, fresh produce or visiting our historic shopping district, the Lawrenceville market has become a Saturday morning treat to pick up not only fresh fruits, vegetables, grass fed beef, eggs, herbs and flowers but also unique baskets, soaps, honeys, and jams.

“June-September, Every Saturday from June 6th until September 26th 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Historic Downtown Square Lawrenceville, GA (Across from Historic Courthouse behind Crogan St. fountain)”

Dacula Farmers’ Market

2225 Givens Rd. Dacula, GA 30019

Anthony Stokes phone:678-863-9612

website:Dacula Farmer’s Market email:stokesfarm@bellsouth.net

This Farmers’ market takes place on a private farm in Dacula, where local farmers bring their naturally grown vegetables, fruit, and eggs to sell. Several farmers also offer beef, pork and chicken, which you can pickup at the slaughter house or on their farms. The Dacula Natural Buyer’s Club provides boxes of organic produce from around the world to augment what is locally available. The market is also a drop point for Johnston Family Dairy. They graze their cattle on pasture to produce some of the most delicious milk you’ll ever taste. It is un-homogenized and only lightly pasteurized.

Green In Gwinnett Area – Keeping Gwinnett Green and Sustainable

~ James Chronicle

Green Wednesday’s Green Chamber

August 25, 2010 by

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

Facebook Places and Privacy How To

August 24, 2010 by

New facebook privacy setting allows people to see where you are.

Follow these steps to help protect your privacy:

1) Log in to Facebook. From Account menu, choose Privacy Settings.
Click the Customize option and then click the ‘Customize settings’
link (it’s the one next to the pencil below the table depicting your
current privacy settings).

2) Under the “Things I Share” heading, all the way at the bottom (of
that section), there are two things you may want to change. By default
‘Places I check in’ should be set to only be visible by your friends,
but you may want to limit it to less. Use the drop down menu to do so.
Below that option is ‘Include me in “People Here Now’ after I check
in.” It is enabled by default. This will let people know you’re at a particular location via the location’s page or in a search for people near you. Uncheck ‘Enable” if you don’t want this.

3) Lastly—and this is an important one—go down to the section called
‘Things Others Share’ and find ‘Friends can check me in to Places.’
Initially, they aren’t set to anything at all so the default option could be either choice. Regardless, set this to ‘Disabled’ if you don’t want your friends checking you in. Keep in mind that any friend could potentially check you in anywhere. You don’t actually have to be there. If you don’t want anyone playing a practical joke and checking you in to a strip club, for example, this is a good thing to turn off.

Also, your location can be shared with friends’ applications as well.
To turn that off, you have to go to a completely different section.
Click the ‘Applications and Websites’ link at the bottom and then go
to the ‘Info accessible through your friends’ section. Click ‘Edit
Settings’ and you’ll see a bunch of boxes. Anything checked is
available to Facebook apps that your friends are using. The last
checkbox in this section is ‘Places I’ve visited,’ so uncheck that if
you don’t want your friends’ apps grabbing your location information
as well.

(Thanks to http://lifehacker.com/5616395/how-to-disable-facebook-places
for this info!)