NEWS & EVENTS
Talkin' bout bags
There's a lot to learn about reducing our local plastic waste. At Bag the Bag meetings, we discuss new research and news and bring in people from the community who are making change. Speakers include local politicians, activists, professors, and business owners.
How many bags can fit in one car?
Did you know lesss than 3% of plastic bags are recycled? In order to increase that rate in Athens, we have installed 10 recycling bins on the UGA campus and will quadruple that shortly. Every month, we rummage through our bins and bring the bags to be recycled or upcycled.
Standing with clipboards
We believe that Athens is the perfect community for a plastic bag fee. People and businesses are passionate about making our community pioneers of sustainable development and commerce. Twice a month we host canvassing events where we collect signatures and spread information about the possibility of plastic bag based legislation.
Cleaning up our messes
Plastic bags can have lasting effects on our local waterways and roadways. To address this litter, we host regular service projects to clean up areas affected by bags.
An excuse to eat ice cream
In order to reach our goals of increasing plastic bag recycling and supplying more reusable bags, we need money. Thankfully, Ben & Jerry's in downtown Athens has agreed to host monthly percentage nights with us! Come out on the second Wednesday of each month and a portion of the sales go straight back to us for events and programming.
SAT JAN 28, 10AM - 4PM
Athens-Clarke County Library
GREEN LIFE EXPO
Come learn about us and the many other green groups in Athens. We'll also be in the kids activity room making reusable bags out of T-shirts from 12-2PM.
WED FEB 1, 10AM - 3PM
Tate Student Center at UGA
WINTER INVOLVEMENT FAIR
Come out to learn more about us and our plans for this semester.
TUES FEB 7, 7PM
ACC MAYOR & COMMISSION MEETING
We will be speaking to and with our local officials about enacting plastic bag legislation in Athens-Clarke County.
TOUR OF ACC RECYCLING FACILITIES
Join us as we find out what happens to our recyclables after we toss them into the recycling bin and where they all go.
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT MEETING
Join us as we discuss how to correctly manage our stormwater and protect our watersheds in Athens.