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Celebrate the earth with Keep DeKalb Beautiful

Celebrate the earth with Keep DeKalb Beautiful

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Every year, Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) participates in the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup initiative.

In these difficult economic times, it is even more important that volunteers contribute toward efforts to sustain beautiful, healthy, thriving communities.

Throughout the month of April, local residents helped beautify DeKalb by cleaning up dirty streets, waterways and illegal dumpsites, as well as greening up parks, schoolyards, MARTA bus stops and other public spaces.

On Saturday, Apr. 30 from 9 a.m.

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Spring is just around the corner! Get a jump-start on your outdoor living plans Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m.-noon. Eric King, ASLA, owner of King Landscaping, and Rick Goldstein, a registered architect and co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], will share decades of experience creating inviting outdoor living spaces.

"Easy Hardscaping" is a free crash course that will showcase the best (and worst) ideas in building patios, walks and walls for your home landscape. It will be held at the MOSAIC office, located at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300.

Feel free to invite a friend. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail with your name and the number of attendees to sylvia@mosaicgroupatlanta.com or call 770.670.6022. Space is limited.


KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" event in January.

KDB asks that DeKalb County residents recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through the DeKalb County Sanitation Division's Curbside Recycling Program.

DeKalb residents receiving sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick-up on regular yard collection waste day. Trees should be seven feet or smaller; trees eight feet or larger must be cut in half for pick-up.

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. Mulch is used for public beautification projects and is also available free to DeKalb County residents.

Metro Atlanta Communities Recognized for Sustainability Programs

Metro Atlanta Communities Recognized for Sustainability Programs

ATLANTA -- Several cities and counties in the Metro Atlanta area are among the latest jurisdictions to earn Green Communities certification for leadership in reducing their environmental impact.

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) presented certifications to local officials at the Wednesday, Dec. 1 board meeting.

The city of Alpharetta became one of the first communities in the region to attain Gold certification for its sustainability initiatives. Cherokee County, Fulton County and the cities of Dunwoody and Woodstock all received bronze certification.

Green Communities certification is earned by implementing policies and practices in 10 categories, ranging in energy efficiency and green building to transportation and water efficiency.

Electronics Recycling Event in Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, GA -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful and Dunwoody Schools will sponsor a recycling drive for unwanted electronic equipment on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Atlanta School of Massage Joins Green Spa Network's Guiding Star Sponsorship Program

DUNWOODY, GA -- Atlanta School of Massage is the first massage school to be represented within the Green Spa Network, which promotes the natural connection among personal well-being, economic sustainability and the health of our planet.

Leticia Allen, president of the Dunwoody-based Atlanta School of Massage (2 Dunwoody Park South, Dunwoody, 30338), attended the Green Spa Network Fall Congress 2010 in Avon, Colorado.

Traci Daly, program director of the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, and Edie Morton of the Atlanta School of Massage also attended the conference.

Green Spa Network (GSN) is a community of vital wellness centers and their supporting resources partners, who are dedicated to sharing intelli

Make Your Own Rain Barrel

Collecting rainwater in rain barrels for use during dry months is an excellent way to conserve water and reduce water bills and the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host a Rain Barrel workshop for DeKalb citizens on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Tucker Recreation Center (4898 Lavista Road in Tucker).