Sunday, June 7, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SUWANEE - There's a new, green, technologically proficient nonprofit group in Gwinnett County and its goal is simple. Members want to make Gwinnett a healthier, more environmentally friendly and socially responsible place to live.
How do they plan to do that?
By building a brand and a community organization that could become a valuable resource of information for all Gwinnettians.
They organization is on Facebook and Twitter, and it has a catchy name and logo, too - GIGA - which stands for 'Green in Gwinnett Area.'
"We're here as a central resource for other community sustainable organizations to try and put them all together," said GIGA's president, James Chronicle. "We just want to help Gwinnett by providing tips to the community about how to go green and be sustainable. We really just want to make it work for the community."
To bolster its efforts, GIGA has already partnered with the Clean Air Campaign and the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, and the group will be sponsoring the Cinema Under the Stars event in Suwanee, which kicks off Saturday at the Town Center Park with "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa."
Prior to that movie showing, GIGA and the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center officials will make a brief presentation and demonstration to show onlookers how to recycle better and live green.
Chronicle credits his grandmother for instilling a passion for the environment, community and sustainability in him at a young age.
"It's easier than most people realize to make some changes," he said. "The problem is most people don't think they can make an impact. But if they do it, and everyone else does it, then there is a big impact."
For more information on GIGA, visit www.greeningwinnett.org or send an
e-mail at email@example.com.