What Is Sustainable Norcross?

Do you recycle, compost, xeriscape, use rain barrels? Would you like to learn how? Are you interested in organic and locally grown produce but cannot find it? Do you admire the fabulous tree canopy in Norcross? Ever wondered how to certify your yard as a Wildlife Habitat? Are you concerned about the quantity and quality of our water? Is it better to use paper or plastic bags at the grocery? What natural products are safe but effective? Ever considered sustainable alternatives for flooring, clothing and other products? Where can you discard old electronics?

Well, let’s learn together.

Starting a new organization can be a daunting task. Then an online training manual advised:

"Don’t wait - Get started without funding, expertise, or fear of adverse consequences.

Seek useful resources - Information on the web, in literature, in the community, in person, from experts.

Seek ways to scale up - Transform successful solutions into a movement of local significance.

Have fun projects – enjoy doing. Your efforts can result in important benefits, and you can have a good time while you’re at it!"

And that is exactly what a group of like minded citizens did. The organizational meeting was held June 1, 2008 and we've been busy ever since.

Learn more about us here on our blog or contact us now.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Time for Spring Cleaning

And what better way to dispose of unwanted items than to recycle them? Where you ask? Well right here in Norcross.

Saturday April 10 is the semi-annual Clean Up Day sponsored by Norcross City Code Enforcement Department. Supervisor Phil and team have a great day planned with not just 1, but 4 ways to particpate.

1- Community Clean Up for bulky household items for Norcross residents only

2- Electronics Recycling open to the public and free except for console and projection TV's for $10 fee each

3- Shredding Event for your sensitive and confidentail outdated papers free to the public

4- Canned Food Drive - Last but not least,recycle non-perishable food items from your pantry to local food banks. Not required for participation in the other events, but most appreciated.

Come participate in the Great American Cleanup in Norcross Saturday April 10. Details available by clicking on each numbered item. To volunteer email sustainablenorcross@gmail.com today.

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