Cobb wins 2013 Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards
by MDJ staff
December 19, 2013 12:05 AM | 956 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cobb County came away with three awards during the 35th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon Dec. 11 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta. The annual program honors individuals and organizations working to improve Georgia’s environment and recognizes outstanding efforts in the areas of litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling and community improvement.

The program also honors Georgia’s Keep America Beautiful affiliates for their comprehensive environmental impact on the local community. Since its inception in 1978, Georgia’s affiliate network has grown to be the nation’s largest, with 77 local affiliates serving 76 percent of the state’s population.

Keep Cobb Beautiful was the government agency winner in the Waste Reduction and Recyling Award, which recognizes the efforts of organizations that provide environmental education or other conservative messages to change attitudes and promote responsible waste handling. The efforts can include source or waste reduction, recycling and composting.

Keep Cobb Beautiful also won a Keep Georgia Beautiful Affiliate Award. Any KAB certified affiliate in good standing with KAB is eligible to apply for the award and covers program activities for the 12-month period that ended June 30. Good standing requires the network service fee be paid in full as well as timely submission of the 2012 Semi-Annual and Annual Report forms to KAB.

Michael “Pic” Petelle of Marietta won the Man of the Year Steve Reynolds Award, which honors an outstanding man who has demonstrated lifelong leadership in raising public awareness about solid waste issues, litter prevention and/or the need for citizens to participate in activities that preserve/enhance natural resources and public lands.
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