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DeKalb Watershed Management Rebates more than $180,000 for Low-Flow Toilet Retrofits

Last year, the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program sent rebate checks totaling $183,563 to homeowners who replaced older toilets with new efficient WaterSense-approved models.

In 2016 alone, more than 1,200 homeowners took advantage of the program which has paid a total of $2.6 million in rebates since it began in 2008.

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Cox Enterprises Brings New Waste Management Technology to the United States

Brantley County Development Authority Executive Director Dr. Richard Thornton, Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Alex Taylor, Golden Isles Conservation Center General Manager Eric Holder and Technology Inventor Domenico Tanfoglio celebrate the Golden Isles Conservation Center.Golden Isles Conservation Center removes tires from waste stream, breaks them down to original components for second life

Cox Enterprises announced that its Golden Isles Conservation Center, located in Nahunta, Ga., is bringing a new technology to the U.S. and making a positive impact on the environment. The Center utilizes an Italian pyrolysis technology that is being used for the first time in the U.S. The eco-friendly process utilizes organic materials such as wood chips to generate heat, which breaks down tires into their original components and produces synthesis oil, carbon black, synthesis gas and steel.

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Hundreds of Volunteers Join DeKalb County’s Water Quality Monitoring Program

DeKalb County’s Adopt-A-Stream program has its highest number of volunteers ever, with 450 signups in 2016. Volunteers monitor various rivers, tributaries, and streams throughout DeKalb County.

The Adopt-A-Stream program is coordinated by the DeKalb Department of Watershed Management (DWM) in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to educate residents about non-source water pollution. Participants learn how to collect water quality data, gather observations about their local waterways, create partnerships within their communities and use water collection tools.

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TreeZero Appoints Craig Ramsey as President and Jeffrey Foote as Executive Vice President of Sustainability

Management Team to Focus on Company Growth and Sustainability Strategy

TreeZero, the only company that offers premium 100 percent tree free, carbon neutral paper in North America, announced Craig Ramsey as its president and Jeff Foote as executive vice president of sustainability. With the expanded management team, TreeZero aims to further strengthen its commitment to the highest sustainability standards.

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Atlanta Citizen Scientists Needed for 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count

Anna’s Hummingbird by Michael Renzi, 2015 GBBCAtlanta Audubon Society is seeking citizen scientists to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count February 17-20, 2017. On these four days, birdwatchers from across the globe will be counting birds and sharing the information with a community of other bird watchers in near real-time. The Great Backyard Bird Count collects and displays data in order to create a “snapshot” of the distribution and abundance of birds worldwide in the month of February. This snapshot helps scientists get a ‘big picture’ glimpse of current trends in bird populations.

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