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DeKalb County Receives Georgia Planning Association 2012 Chapter Award

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces the county’s Long-Range Comprehensive Energy and Sustainability Plan has won a 2012 Georgia Planning Association (GPA) Chapter Award for Outstanding Planning Process for a Large Community. Presented annually, the GPA Chapter awards recognize local communities and regional commissions for their work to make Georgia a better place to live.

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Organic Wine & Food Fair in Atlanta

This fall, Atlanta’s finest organic and eco-friendly companies unite for the launch of the Organic Wine & Food Fair on National Food Day.  The event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 from 6-10 p.m. at the Trees Atlanta Kendada Center, a LEED Platinum Certified community resource full of sustainable features, located in the Reynoldstown neighborhood. As guests enjoy a complimentary tasting of artisan wines from around the globe (many from organically grown grapes) and live entertainment they’ll also have the opportunity to shop at the local “green” pop-up market and savor delicious fare. That evening locals who have made a significant impact on the sustainable food movement will be honored for their work.

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Recycling Fees Dropped, Time for Eveyone to “Get a Bin”

DeKalb County has eliminated the $30 registration fees for curbside recycling making it free for DeKalb residents. 

“Recycling is good for DeKalb County.  It helps control sanitation costs, reduces the amount of waste that goes to the Seminole Road Landfill, and creates more green jobs,” says DeKalb Commissioner Kathie Gannon  “We think that by removing the cost barrier and increasing education on how and what to recycle, our citizens will embrace it,” she said.

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