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.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 17 – A Grand Day in Norcross

And what a day it was!

It started early with the Corners to Crossing Race with volunteers taking their places by 6:30 AM. After the awards ceremony in Thrasher Park it was on to Webb Park for music and children’s activities “at the beach” during Spring Break in Norcross. Mayor Bucky said “we brought the beach to Norcross” for the day, even better than going to the beach. The new splash fountain was a big hit!

Then it was time to slip away for the official ribbon cutting at the Welcome Center before zipping back up to Webb Park to continue the fun. Volley ball playing, Frisbee throwing, dog romping, beach blanket lounging, bike riding, refreshment enjoying, sun worshiping, music playing day at the beach.

And it all ended with the Grand Opening and a nice ceremony honoring the namesake of the park, Mayor Emeritus Lillian Webb. Special guests were the members and families of the town’s baseball teams who played on that hallowed ground back in the day. Then live beach music rocked our world for a fine end to a grand day in Norcross.

Thanks to all the folks who made this happen. It was years in the making!

“A Celebration in a Field of Dreams Where Community Vision Shows that All Things are Possible”

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