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Channel 2 WSB-TV and The Trust For Public Land Launch Atlanta's 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program

$20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits

Channel 2 WSB-TV, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, launched Atlanta's 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes to honor local environmental volunteers.

Nominations for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces are being accepted at wsbtv.com/coxconservesheroes through 5 p.m. on August 21.

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DeKalb Offering Residents Amensty Free Disposal Day on July 29

DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host “Amnesty Day,” an opportunity for DeKalb County residents to dispose of items such as furniture and construction and demolition materials without charge. The free event will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Seminole Road Landfill, 4203 Clevemont Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294.

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DeKalb County Creates Stormwater Patch

DeKalb County and the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta partnered to create a stormwater patch. The new patch was created to help Girl Scouts learn about the important role citizens play in keeping county streams and rivers healthy and clean.

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Atlanta No. 3 in CBRE’S Green Building Adoption Index Study

Green Building Adoption Index Shows More “Green” in Cities with Benchmarking Laws

After placing fifth last year, Atlanta has claimed the No. 3 spot on the fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University. Fifty-five percent of Atlanta’s office space is green certified, and the market’s buildings performed especially well in Energy Star, with 24.4 percent of all buildings labeled, the second highest market total in the study, behind only Manhattan and nearly double the national average.

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Atlanta Based Non-profit Wins Equator Prize 2017

The Alliance for International Reforestation, or The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announced the winners of the Equator Prize 2017, recognizing 15 local and indigenous communities from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The winning organizations, which showcase innovative solutions for tackling poverty, environment, and climate challenges, will be honored at a celebratory gala in New York on September 17, 2017.

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