Saturday, May 11, 2013
The city came in third in the nation for its size.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, May 11
Roswell placed third nationally in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation among cities with a population of 30,00-99,999. Roswell residents took Mayor Jere Wood’s challenge to take shorter showers, fix leaky water pipes and only run full loads of dishes and laundry as part of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation during April - the result was the highest ranking of all participating cities in Georgia. "The city of Roswell has always been committed to conserving our natural resources and being a good steward of the environment," Wood said. "I am excited that so many residents accepted this challenge and hope it will help create additional momentum within our community to be aware of how our everyday actions …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The system recently received three major awards.
While the rest of the nation celebrated Earth Day last week, Fulton County Schools had 28,170 extra reasons to celebrate. The school system was recognized for its efforts to become more green and efficient in its energy use when they were presented a $28,170 rebate check by Georgia Power for the installation of energy efficient equipment in two high schools, according to a recent press release. That recognition is on the heels of two major awards received this year by the school system for strategically managing and improving the energy efficiency of its entire building portfolio. The other recognitions included: “Fulton County Schools is committed to reducing its consumption of natural resources while offering quality educational programs…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Sixth grade students will get hands on in learning about taking care of the environment, Monday, April 29.
Tomorrow won't be an average lecture about recycling for Crabapple Middle School studnets. It's hands-on. It will be dirty. It will be gross. It will be fun. At the end of the day, Monday, April 29, 317 sixth graders will have had a chance to walk around the globe (go inside the earth balloon) examine and then use worm poop for art and fertilizer, go through the cafeteria garbage from the week before (conduct a trash audit) and plant seeds in the school's organic garden. And those are just four of the 15 stations that a student could cycle through on Go Green Day. CMS Go Green Day Chair Liz Rains scours the state for a wide variety of folks that are as passionate as she is for taking care of our planet and making it a healthier place …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Fulton County hopes residents continue to reduce their carbon footprints.
Earth Day may be over, but Fulton County still hopes residents will take steps in their everyday lives to protect and nurture our planet. Here they've shared four tips for anyone who want to reduce their carbon footprint: Step 1: Re-Create Waste: Prevent food waste, embrace reuse and recycling, and practice natural lawn care. Step 2: Share and Share Alike: Reduce consumption by sharing or trading goods and services in your community. Use car-sharing services in your community. Step 3: Harvest the Sun: Try solar power, whether it’s charging your gadgets with a solar charger or drying your laundry outside. Step 4: Connect in Your Community: Volunteer with or support organizations that are working to improve the environment and reduce climate…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Check out these 20 tips to go green.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Are you up to the challenge? Prizes from national businesses are up for grabs.
How can you cut back on water usage? According to Roswell Mayor Jere Wood there are plenty of ways you can conserve water and he's hoping local residents are up to the challenge of taking shorter showers, fixing leaky water pipes and only running full loads of dishes and laundry as part of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, according to a city press release. "The city of Roswell has always been committed to conserving our natural resources and being a good steward of the environment," Wood said. The challenge’s mission is to promote resource conservation and the importance of sustainability leading up to and throughout Earth Month, according to information provided by the city. The challenge has been sponsored by the …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life here in Roswell.
- GOING GREEN
Friday, March 22
We're looking for all the great ways Roswell residents are working to preserve and protect the Earth. From composting to creative recycling, we want to hear what you do to minimize your carbon footprint, reduce waste, and just live a greener lifestyle. Please tell us in the comments below or upload a picture!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Try these tips for Valentines that are creative and kind to the environment.
Valentine’s Day can be lovely for sweethearts—but with tons of candy to consume and generic, store-bought cards that will be tossed rather than treasured, it can be a holiday to dread for parents. Here are 10 tips to make your child’s 2013 Valentine’s Day celebrations more memorable—and kinder to the environment. 1) Consider ditching the candy and handing out something small, special and fun. This year, my son will be giving his classmates Ninja pencils and Fuzzy Wuzzy pencils, available from Amazon.com, instead of cheap candy. Other options include stickers, pens or fun erasers from the Office Depot in Roswell. 2) Make chunky, recycled crayon hearts to give to classmates. Follow directions here, or you can buy them at Lil' Artist …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Here are some easy "green" steps to put into practice this year.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
If your New Year's resolution is to live a greener lifestyle, check out these 20 tips to help you stick to your plan.
If you want to be kinder to the planet and save some money at the same time, here are 20 ways to go green in 2013. TELL US: Do you think you could stick to a green New Year's resolution? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments sections below.