GAB: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful begins new campaign to encourage environmental stewardship

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful begins new campaign to encourage environmental stewardship

Non-profit organization Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is starting a new promotion geared toward motivating Gwinnett citizens to take care of the environment. As part of the 2014 “Take the Pledge” campaign, the organization is kicking off “Pledge-a-Palooza,” going on now through July 1, in which participants take a pledge to be an environmental steward, then take part in a planet-friendly activity and submit a brief summary and photos of their project to Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful by 5 p.m. on July 1. Twenty winners will receive a prize of $100 each.

“Pledge-a-Palooza represents a fun way for Gwinnett County residents and businesses to do their part for their local community,” says Connie Wiggins, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. “We had a terrific response to our last initiative, where we were able to engage more than 16,000 Georgians, collect more than 6000 pounds of recyclables, build a community playground, beautify 178 miles of roadway and more over the course of 92 days. We are hoping to keep that same energy going with Pledge-a-Palooza.”

For more information on the Take the Pledge campaign or Pledge-a-Palooza, or to take the pledge, visit www.gwinnettcb.org.

GSPCA to host vaccination clinic

The Georgia SPCA will host a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at 1175 Buford Highway. Vaccinations and services available will include canine and feline distemper, bordatella, rabies and parvo, as well as heartworm tests and microchipping.

Prices range from $10 for deworming services to $25 for heartworm tests, microchipping and a feline combo test. Nail trimming services will also be offered at $15.

The clinic will operate on a first come, first serve basis, and the SPCA asks that all dogs be on leash and all cats be in carriers. All proceeds from the clinic will go towards the Georgia SPCA. For more information, call 678-765-2726.

New family entertainment center opens

Xstation, a new family gaming center, will have its grand opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28. Similar to an arcade, Xstation will feature new video games such as “Madden NFL 25,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” “MarioKart” and “Minecraft” for kids and adults to play. The facility is available for private events and parties, as well as video game tournaments.

Xstation is located at 1760 Old Norcross Road in Lawrenceville. For more information, visit www.xstationplay.com.

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