Have you ever seen the commercial where the guy takes out the recycling bin and feels like he deserves to be rewarded? I imagesam sure we have all tried to do some kind of environmentally friendly tasks in our life whether it is recycling, turning in ink cartridges, picking up litter, or conserving energy. We have had several Made OTP products that are re-used and re-purposed.  Earth Day is a great day to remind us to be more conscience of our environment.  It’s an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

Locally, we have a few great events happening.  In downtown Woodstock, there is a Greenstock Day on April 19. It’s a recycling event from 9am to 1pm for electronics.  Everything is free, except TVs have a fee of $10.00   All the product will be broken down and processed to be re-used.  They will also be recycling batteries and cell phones. The city has events all week long so check their flyer.

EarthDay311x233In Alpharetta, join ASO Presents on Saturday, April 19th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park as they celebrate Earth Day with a Star 94 live broadcast from 2-4pm. Donate your old cell phones to Verizon Wireless for repurposing, learn about plastic pollution from local non-profit organization One More Generation, and speak with Surfrider Foundation’s Atlanta Chapter about ways we can protect the oceans. At the event, enter to win the “Best Seats in the House” to the Jack Johnson concert on June 3rd– a pair of tickets to watch the show from the stage! This is a free event, so stop by with the whole family and celebrate our Earth!

Forsyth County has a mobile trash unit that meets the last Thursday of every month to pick up trash in their county. Click here for more details.

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