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Norcross’ Mega Spring Cleaning and Recycling Events this Saturday

Norcross’ Mega Spring Cleaning and Recycling Events this Saturday

Norcross, GA -- (from Tixie Fowler)  In 2010, the City of Norcross was recognized as a “Green Community”, earning the city one of only three Silver Awards presented in metro Atlanta to date by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Minimizing impact on the local environment continues on April 9th, 2011, with the city’s biannual clean-up and recycling day. Once again, the City of Norcross is making it easy – and “environmentally correct” - for the public to properly dispose of unwanted contents from private basements, attics and garages. Last year, according to the event organizer Norcross’ Code Enforcement Supervisor Philomena Robertson, over 11,661 pounds of metal, glass computer housing and electronics equipment were collected as were almost 2 tons of curbside recyclables. “I think people are becoming more aware that every effort to recycle, no matter how small, really adds up to make an important difference”, said Ms. Robertson.

Gwinnett County wants its residents to continue to support the Great Cleanup

Gwinnett County wants its residents to continue to support the Great Cleanup

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett Communications)  Gwinnett County and Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful invite you to get in the saddle and "giddy up" to make Gwinnett America's greenest and cleanest community. Participate in Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program.

Beginning March 15, any interested local community groups and organizations can look in their own backyards for a project or visit www.gwinnettcb.org to select a Great American Cleanup activity. All projects must be completed between March 15 and May 15 to compete for cash prizes. Prizes will be awarded based on the biggest transformation and impact on the community.

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With the wet winter and warm spring, the mosquito populations have gotten an early start. Protect your family from annoying pests and itchy bites the safe way with 52% off a One Month Non-Toxic Mosquito Spray Service from Tuxedo Mosquito Control.

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ARC’s CREATE Community Awards Honor: Gwinnett County

ARC’s CREATE Community Awards Honor: Gwinnett County

ATLANTA — (ARC) Through the annual CREATE Community Local Government Awards program, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will recognize five local governments for their innovation and efforts to make the Atlanta region a better place.

The CREATE awards recognize several areas of achievement: Community Involvement & Collaboration (Fayette County), Regional Prosperity & Economic Development (City of Stone Mountain), Environmental Sustainability (Gwinnett County), Application & Innovation in Technology (Fulton County) and Educational Excellence (City of Decatur).

Environmental Sustainability:

AWARD WINNER –Gwinnett County, Gas to Energy Project

With their new “Gas to Energy” system being built at the F.

Gwinnett Residents Encouraged to use Free Xmas Tree Recycling Service

Gwinnett Residents Encouraged to use Free Xmas Tree Recycling Service

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett County Govt.) 

Just one month ago over 1,000 Gwinnett residents participated in the first annual America Recycles Day celebration at Coolray Field. The paper and electronics recycling event saved the equivalent of 255 trees, 74,700 gallons of oil, 45 cubic feet of landfill space, 60,000 kilowatts of energy, 105,000 gallons of water and prevented over 700 tons of air pollution.

“The County’s inaugural America Recycles Day celebration was a success; however, we still need to keep this momentum going even through the holidays,” said Casey Snyder, the County’s solid waste director.

Proposed Light Rail Recieves Funds from FTA Alternatives Analysis Program

Proposed Light Rail Recieves Funds from FTA Alternatives Analysis Program

Atlanta, GA --- Two proposed light rail lines in the metro Atlanta region received a boost today in the form of federal funding awards. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $25.7 million in competitively awarded grants through the Alternative Analysis grant program to help community officials in 15 states evaluate and select the best options to help place new or expanded transit systems in their communities. Cobb and Gwinnett Counties were both beneficiaries of the program.

Gwinnett County, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District (CID) and Gwinnett Place CID jointly received a $600,000 grant to fund the analysis for a line the groups have been studying for three years.