​NEWS & EVENTS

General Meetings

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. 

Bag Snagging

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.

Community Canvassing

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.

 

 

Service Events

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.

Benefit Nights

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.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

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

City Hall
 

ACC MAYOR & COMMISSION MEETING

We will be speaking to and with our local officials about enacting plastic bag legislation in Athens-Clarke County.

DATE TBD

 

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.

DATE TBD

 

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT MEETING
Join us as we discuss how to correctly manage our stormwater and protect our watersheds in Athens.  

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