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DeKalb County Marks “Green” Milestone

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division, in conjunction with Keep DeKalb Beautiful and Atlanta Recycling Solutions, has reached a milestone in its ongoing green initiatives. To date, the county has prevented more than one million pounds of recyclable electronic scrap from entering the landfill. 

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The 2013 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® Goes Green

NCAA Final Four GreenThe NCAA and Atlanta Local Organizing Committee kick off sustainable efforts with an e-waste recycling drive on Saturday, March 9

The NCAA and the Atlanta Local Organizing Committee (ALOC) for the 2013 Men’s Final Four are working together to make this year’s tournament the “greenest” yet by decreasing the event’s environmental impact. The ALOC is coordinating several projects to promote sustainability, but will kick-off its efforts with an e-waste recycling drive on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Silver Lot at the Georgia Dome.

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Major Planning Study to Focus on Area Surrounding Suburban Plaza in DeKalb County

DeKalb Commissioners Kathie Gannon and Jeff Rader are pleased to announce that DeKalb County has been awarded a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) planning grant by the Atlanta Regional Commission for the area surrounding Suburban Plaza. The planning study will bring together citizens, businesses and property owners to reach a consensus on future development and public improvements in the area. The study area includes portions of Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Roads from Medlock Road to DeKalb Industrial Way, as well as Church Street.

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1st Annual Water Drop Dash Raises Awareness of Water Conservation

The first annual Water Drop Dash 5K race will kick off national WaterSense Fix a Leak Week Saturday, March 16 at Chattahoochee Nature Center. The Home Depot is the presenting sponsor. This race, organized by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and local water utilities, follows a fast and flat course along the banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River.

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Residents of Avondale Estates Identify Priorities for Aging in Place

ARC Working with Citizens and Community Leaders to Help Create Age-Friendly Community

Residents of Avondale Estates are providing input to local officials to help determine priorities for transforming their city into a Lifelong Community that allows residents to age in place. Nearly 400 residents of Avondale have taken part in a community assessment survey that has identified the elements of a Lifelong Community that residents think are important in supporting healthy and independent aging. The city will use this information to develop a work program based on the priorities identified by the residents.

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $750,000 Grant to the Georgia Institute of Technology

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has provided funds for the establishment of Georgia Tech's Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Georgia Institute of Technology for the establishment of the Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability (CBSS) within the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business.

The new program will be developed by Dr. L. Beril Toktay, Operations Management Professor and Brady Family Chair at the Scheller College of Business.

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