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.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Here's what you can do with those unused bikes you've been tripping over in the garage, basement and storage shed. You'll also be helping a kid Earn-A-Bike! Bicycle Recycling Drive
Re-Cycle For Summerour Middle School Safe Routes to School Program
Donate your old bike for use in the new Earn-A-Bike incentive Drop off your used (or new) bicycle during the semi-annual ONE DAY – FIVE GREAT EVENTS – RECYCLE!!! Saturday April 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM at 168 Wingo Street parking lot – former City of Norcross Public Works Facility Your old bicycle will be refurbished by a Summerour Middle School student under the direction of a volunteer to create transportation to school and beyond. Bike parts, new bikes, helmets and accessories (locks, lights, etc.) also accepted. Parts that cannot be used to assemble a "new" bike will be donated to area artists for innovative creations. Be among the first to participate in this special program. Help get bikes to students who otherwise can not afford them and who will use them to bike to school. This program will also teach students how to repair and maintain their bikes and to operate them safely. Don't have a bike to donate? Contributions accepted to cover supplies and parts. Volunteers needed to unload bikes on Re-Cycle Day and to work with experienced bike repairers, provide transportation and offer other support for students working to Earn-A-Bike. Contact sustainablenorcross@gmail.com or call 770-246-0083 Another Green Community Project

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