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, October 10, 2010

Its Stream Clean Up Time

The annual Rivers Alive Stream Clean Up in cooperation with the City of Norcross is this Saturday October 16 from 9 AM to noon at the city-owned property on Mitchell St. Look for the signs at the gated entrance just east of the Shell gas station.

This event is part of the state wide annual water way clean up which helps keep our water supply clean and free flowing.

All participants must sign a release. Youth under age 18 must have the release signed by a parent or guardian.

Dress to get dirty. Wear sturdy close-toed shoes that you can get wet if you do not have wading boots.

Volunteers will collect litter and trash and remove invasive plants such as kudzu, English ivy, and Chinese privet.

Special t-shirts are available for volunteers. A credit on City of Norcross storm water utility fee may also be available for qualifying participants.

For more information contact sustainablenorcross@gmail.com.

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