The Georgia Recycling Coalition is the 501 c 3 state recycling organization in Georgia. Its mission is to promote & enhance waste reduction and recycling programs & activities in the state. It is comprised of members representing all sectors of the recycling industry. GRC was awarded the Recycling Coalition of the Year for 2008 by the National Recycling Coalition. Atlanta Magazine recognized the Georgia Recycling Coalition and its EcoVille website in the Best of Atlanta December 2009 issue for best Eco Service in its “Thrive” category. In 2011, GRC celebrated its 20th Anniversary and in March 2012 was honored with the Green Reach Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in its 2012 Environmental Awards. GRC was a finalist in the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s 2013 E3 Awards in the Making the Connections category and was featured in the August 2013 issue of Georgia Trend Magazine in an article entitled “Treasure, Not Trash”.
Who We Are
Local Government Recycling Managers
Recycling Industry Representatives: Procurement, Processors, and End Users
Government Agencies: Local, State, and Federal
Military Base Representatives
Corporate Environmental Coordinators and Managers
Trade Association Representatives
College and University Representatives
Recycling and Waste Industry Haulers
Recycling Equipment Vendors
Small Business Entrepreneurs
What We Do
Special Events-The GRC participates in events annually including sponsorship of Waste Expo in Atlanta in 1997 and 2000, special Earth Day observances locally throughout the state, and exhibiting at trade shows throughout the Southeast, including ACCG (Association of County Commissioners of Georgia), and GMA (Georgia Municipal Association). We support, promote and host workshops, training seminars and other events related to waste reduction and recycling efforts year around.
America Recycles Day in Georgia-In partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division - Land Protection Branch, the GRC facilitates the annual statewide observance of the America Recycles Day program on November 15th.
Annual Conference-The GRC's Annual Conference and Membership Meeting provides members with networking opportunities, educational sessions on varied topics, a markets panel, interaction with industry vendors via exhibits, and updates on progress, successes, and challenges in waste reduction and recycling efforts. The "Trash to Treasures" auction is a popular feature of this conference.
Semi-Annual Membership Meeting-On a smaller scale than the annual conference, this meeting allows us to focus on pertinent issues or areas as defined by the needs of our members. It is a one and one half day meeting featuring speakers on topics including new technology, market trends, and legislation.
Communications-The GRC publishes a quarterly newsletter and a monthly electronic newsletter, maintains a website and has a member discussion forum, providing members with an email communications system for sharing of knowledge and resources, as well as quick updates on GRC activities.
Councils-The GRC is involved in an ongoing process of developing special interest group councils for commodity groups, recycling coordinators, military bases, colleges and universities as well as others based on the needs of our members.
Major Programs-GRC facilitates its mission partly through ongoing programs; for information visit the website:
Become a part of the growing green business community in the South, gain access to other businesses with similar interests, industry experts, seminars, events, trade shows and more.
Our expertise and knowledge extends from agribusiness and family farms to commercial and industrial solar applications with a team of installation professionals that understand turn-key construction, and the unique electrical requirements crucial to the efficient harvest of solar energy.
Hannah Solar has two affiliated companies:
Worry Free Power – A wholly owned subsidiary, providing turn-key Electrical Vehicle Charging Station infrastructure and Critical Back-up Generation services as a licensed Electrical Contractor in both Georgia and Alabama.
Hannah Solar Government Services – A Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) working as a key contractor to build out the Presidential mandate for 30% renewable energy by the Department of Defense by 2020. Hannah Solar is a minority owner in this venture with majority owner being Ret. Col. Dave McNeil.
Hannah Solar and its affiliates have successfully implemented over 11MW of Distributed Generation (DG) with an installation team that has completed hundreds of projects utilizing Solar PV (both grid tied and off grid), Solar PV with battery back-up, Solar Barns, Solar Parking Canopies, Critical Back-up Generators, and Electrical Vehicle Charging Station installations.
Hannah Solar strategy is to...
- Improve operational efficiencies, both financially and environmentally.
- Reduce growing energy costs with viable solar energy solutions.
- Provide green sustainable strategies and technologies.
- Reduce your carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Provide solutions and Services to growing energy requirements.
In 2008, we completed installation of our solar paneling with Soenso Energy of Marietta, Georgia. Thus far it has diverted nearly 9,000 pounds of CO2 from being consumed. This is the equivalent of taking 8+ cars off the road each year! The system produces 145 kWh of clean and renewable energy each month. We also participated in the 2008 National Solar Tour with The Georgia Solar Energy Association.
The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain operates low-flow sinks and other water saving devices in an effort to reduce water consumption. Our renovated kitchen will feature energy efficient applicances and lighting. The Gardens has also started a recycling program with the help of ReMix Recycling.
Our most recent venture is with Closed Loop Organics. The company provides a service to take all "organic" materials for composting. This, along with recycling, virtually eliminates all waste that goes to landfills, ensuring a limited impact on our environment and resources.
We have a full line of plates, utensils, cups and sandwich boxes that are bio-degradable and compostable.
Please visit our friends at Southeast Green for more info on greening your business or home!
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