Gab: Nonprofit seeking volunteers for Bring One for the Chipper event

Nonprofit seeks volunteers for Chipper event

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful will host one of the state’s largest tree recycling events this month as part of the state-wide Bring One for the Chipper initiative.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 at Bethesda Park at 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville, and GCB’s Executive Director Connie Wiggins is predicting it will be bigger and better than ever before.

”We will need volunteers to join us at Bethesda Park on the morning of Jan. 25 to chip all of those collected trees into mulch — which will one day line the grounds of a local playground, beautify the beds around the local town hall, mark a walking trail in an area park, and so much more,” Wiggins said. “It’s a wonderful post-holiday tradition to initiate as a family or organization, and a terrific way for a Christmas tree to live on by serving another important purpose, rather than needlessly rotting in a landfill.”

Gwinnett citizens who wish to volunteer for the event are asked to register online at www.GwinnettCB.org/bringoneforthechipper.

Volunteers are encouraged to dress comfortably in closed-toe shoes and clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Gloves are also strongly recommended. Volunteers must be 14 years or older, and must arrive with a signed volunteer release form in hand to take part in the event. Volunteer release forms are available on the GCB website. Business groups, church groups, civil organizations, neighborhood associations and school clubs of four or more participants are also welcome to take part in the event.

Clean Air art contest open to Ga. students

The Clean Air Campaign is calling on Georgia students to lead the way for cleaner air during its fourth annual Young Lungs at Work art competition.

Guided by the theme “Clean Air Heroes,” students are invited to create authentic artwork that illustrates the positive impact actions such as riding a bus, turning off an idling car engine or carpooling to school with a friend can have on Georgia’s air quality.

Elementary school students will once again enter the contest by creating original comic strips on this year’s theme. For the first time since the inception of the contest, middle school students will have the opportunity to create their own public service announcement video that incorporates messaging around the benefits of reducing air pollution and traffic congestion. High school students will compete separately in a T-shirt design contest.

All winning entries will be featured on The Clean Air Campaign’s website, social media channels and printed materials and donations will be made to each winner’s school science, environmental or art program.

The Young Lungs at Work Art Competition is open to all students statewide. Interested teachers, parents and students are encouraged to visit CleanAirCampaign.org or email schools@cleanaircampaign.org to learn about entry requirements and additional contest details. Comic strips, public service announcements and T-shirt design submissions must be received by Feb. 28. A panel of judges will select first, second and third place winners, along with any honorable mentions. Winners will be announced in early April.

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