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DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI Celebrated its New PlantBottle® Packaging by Giving Back to Local Eco-Samaritans

The first 100 percent recyclable beverage packages made with plants were made readily available on April 4, 2011 to people across the U.S. To recognize the little things people do to live more sustainably, a DASANI Blue Crew attended two big events in Atlanta on April 16 and April 17 and thanked residents for partaking in eco-friendly activities. The local effort helped to celebrate the national launch of DASANI PlantBottle® packaging – a 100 percent recyclable bottle made of up to 30 percent plants.

More than 1,000 Atlanta residents were “caught,” by the DASANI Blue Crew, being environmental do-gooders.

Clayton County Department of Parks and Recreation to offer 2nd Annual Scholarship

Clayton County Department of Parks and Recreation to offer 2nd Annual Scholarship

RIVERDALE -- The Clayton County Department of Parks and Recreation is opening the floor for student input about the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights through their 2nd Annual Scholarship. The Children’s Bill of Rights was formulated by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association.

The bill lists “a fundamental list of experiences that every child in Georgia would benefit from experiencing before entering high school.”

The Bill of Rights provides that every child should have the opportunity to: discover Georgia’s past, splash in the water, play in a safe place, camp under the stars, explore nature, and learn to swim, play on a team, follow a trail, catch a fish and celebrate their heritage.

Clayton County students are open to apply to the Annual Scholarship, which serves as a supplement to this bill.

Three locals indicted on emissions fraud

Three locals indicted on emissions fraud

ATLANTA -- (Atlanta Business Chronicle) Three metro Atlanta men were indicted Monday for allegedly certifying emissions inspections on more than 1,400 cars that would have otherwise failed the test.

Jackie Baker, 52, of Atlanta, James Hinton, 41, of Riverdale, Ga., and Michael Kelly, 40, of Atlanta, were indicted on federal charges for fraudulently issuing emissions certificates.

According to U.S.

Smith Elementary students chat with Oceanographers

Smith Elementary students chat with Oceanographers

JONESBORO – (submitted by Cynthia Bohannon-Brow, M.Ed.) The Campus Kids/Eco-Exploring Kids (EE Kids) of Smith Elementary didn't have to travel to New Zealand to speak with the oceanographers aboard the JOIDES Resolution. The oceanographers came to the fourth and fifth graders live via SKYPE video conferencing to discuss their two-month expedition of extinct sea volcanoes called seamounts.

The Smith Elementary EE Kids spent more than two weeks following the blog of Sylvan-Dell Publishing's author Kevin Kurtz. Kurtz visited their school's Saturday tutorial program in December and shared his latest environmental education book titled, A Day on the Mountain.