Upcoming quarterly meeting dates
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 8:00 AM- UGA Green Labs
Presented virtually- link will be emailed and available online at accgov.com/sir.
The University of Georgia Green Lab program is committed to implementing sustainable practices and technologies in research labs, without compromising the quality of research. This program focuses on reducing resource consumption, as well as reducing both hazardous and nonhazardous waste generated in our 1900+ chemical research labs on our main campus. The UGA Green Lab program is the first of its kind in the SEC and stands to become one of the most robust programs in the country. Research labs consume ~10 times the resources of a classroom, and generate an estimated 20 times the waste, thus making them "low hanging fruit" for conservation efforts at UGA.
Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM (America Recycles Week)- Community
260 N Jackson St, Athens, GA 30601
Community is a boutique for sustainable fashion and locally made products. Its clothing label Community Service is created by redesigning vintage clothing into contemporary fashion, thereby extending the life span of quality garments and keeping them out of the landfill. The sewing area is an active part of the retail space to break down the wall between the consumer and the maker to invite curiosity and dialogue about the process of how our clothes are being made and who makes them. Community also offers alteration and repair services, and teaches sewing classes designed to show Athenians how to make, alter, and care for their own wardrobe.
If you are interested in hosting a meeting, please contact the Recycling Division.
February 18, 2021- Introduction to TRUE
Learn more about TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency), a zero waste program, and how it can help your facility go beyond recycling. TRUE projects are changing the conversation about waste by re-thinking everything that comes in and out of a facility from an upstream approach and viewing every material as a resource. We are asking businesses, campuses, and communities to go beyond recycling by reducing, reusing, rethinking, and redesigning their processes.
This virtual presentation provides an in-depth understanding of effective zero waste strategies such as the difference between a waste audit and a zero waste audit, showcase project case studies and give an overview of the TRUE Advisor professional credential.
Feel free to review the many resources on their website, https://true.gbci.org. Also, I am a TRUE Advisor and can assist you with reaching your zero waste goals through TRUE.