What We Do: Our Four Priorities...
Detective Seymore Green
With help from many volunteers, we educate the citizens of Newton County about environmental problems, impacts, and solutions. We organize, coordinate, and promote volunteer programs that focus on our mission and build greater environmental awareness in Newton County.
Our efforts center around our top four priorities:
Beautification and Community Programs:
- Litter Prevention--Click here for 2012 Community Appearance (Litter) Index Results
- Beautification and Community Programs
- Waste Reduction and Recycling
- Water Conservation and Water Pollution Prevention
Waste Reduction and Recycling:
- Electronics and paint/pesticide/aerosol can recycling
- Clothing and bicycle collection
- Cooking oil collection
- "Bring One for the Chipper" Christmas Tree Recycling
- "America Recycles Day"
- Neighborhood Recycling Centers
- Classroom paper recycling
- Recycling fund-raising for non-profits
Please see "Recycling Information" for detailed information about
Neighborhood Recycling centers.
Water Conservation and Water Pollution Prevention:
- Rivers Alive! river, lake, and stream cleanup
- River of Words Poetry and Art Contest
- Stormwater Education Programs