Two weeks into 2014, and we’re already off to a great start at Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful! We have received a terrific response to our recycling call for live Christmas trees and have honored local environmental stewards during our 34th Annual Awards Dinner. While our eyes are squarely focused on the future, we’d like to take a brief moment to look back over the successes of the previous year… by the numbers.
In 2013, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful was responsible for:
- The education of 111,095 students to be future environmental stewards
- The training of 15,565 teachers to help us nurture future generations of environmental stewards
- Raising the awareness and environmental knowledge of 395,989 Gwinnett County residents
- The beautification of 720 miles and 220 places throughout Gwinnett County
- The recovery of 14,000,000 pounds of recyclables
- The provision of 280,000 volunteer hours
Impressive numbers aside, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful was also proud to achieve the following during 2013:
- Named one of Keep America Beautiful’s top affiliates – not only in Georgia, but in the nation!
- Honored as a sustaining member of the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle
- Recognized as one of the first Governor’s Circle Honorees
Of course, none of this would have been possible without the amazing support of our volunteers and community partners. We are so grateful to our 330 community partners for all that they do to help keep Gwinnett clean and beautiful.
In order to make 2014 even better than 2013, we need the ongoing assistance of Gwinnett citizens and local businesses. We are currently seeking new community partners and volunteers to aid with a number of upcoming beautification projects throughout Gwinnett County. To learn more about future volunteer opportunities, we encourage you to visit us online at www.gwinnettcb.org/volunteer/. If you and your company would like to learn more about becoming a community partner or event sponsor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional ways that individuals, organizations and companies can help include learning more about recycling at home and work, adopting a road near you, encouraging your local school to become a Green and Healthy School, and making a donation to support Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful’s programs.