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Toto Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Urban Greenways Gift to Atlanta's School Children

TOTO commences the company’s 25th Anniversary Urban Greenways program with the planting of the first tree at Perkerson Elementary School. TOTO chose to plant trees to celebrate its 25th anniversary as they symbolize the company's commitment not only to the environment but also to improving people’s lives.Company Helps Provide Students with Safer, More Walkable Routes to School by Planting 250 Trees Along City Sidewalks

TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced that it is celebrating 25 years of unparalleled growth and success in North America by giving back to make children’s lives better,
protect the environment, and help to keep the water supply pure. To accomplish this, the company has partnered with the City of Atlanta and Trees Atlanta to develop an Urban Greenways program to improve children’s wellbeing by planting 250 trees along the streets they walk to school.


The Georgia World Congress Center Authority Releases 2014 Annual Report

Georgia World Congress Center Fiscal Annual Report 2014The Georgia World Congress Center Authority recently released their Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report, which recognizes their facilities’ role as an economic and sustainable catalyst for Georgia.

The Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome recorded operating profits, and based on an economic impact study performed by the states’ fiscal economist, Ken Heaghney, the venues sustained 15,134 jobs and generated more than $1.4 billion in overall economic impact to the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia.


More than 40,000 Pounds of Material Recycled and Safely Disposed at Buckhead Eco Collection

Howard Shook and Yolanda Adrean help collect electronics, paint and more from 360 Buckhead residents

By The Numbers

  • 363 residents participated
  • 17,255 pounds of electronics disposed of safely
  • 4,500 pounds of oil and latex-based paint disposed of safely
  • 9,000 pounds of paper shredded and recycled
  • 10,353 pounds of hazardous household chemicals disposed of safely
  • 315 pounds of fluorescent light bulbs disposed of safely
  • 845 pounds of batteries disposed of safely

The numbers are in, and the fourth annual Buckhead Eco Collection was a success. Atlanta City Council Representatives Howard Shook and Yolanda Adrean sponsored the event and also led a volunteer crew that unloaded more than 40,000 pounds of material from the cars of more than 360 Buckhead residents, during the collection event organized by Livable Buckhead and Live Thrive.


DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division Joins DeKalb NAACP to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The DeKalb County Public Works Department’s Sanitation Division participated in the DeKalb NAACP Branch’s Thirteenth Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Rally, on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

“Dr. King left a legacy of service,” said DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May. “We’re privileged each year to honor Dr. King, just as he supported those who serve their communities.”


EPA Selected as ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation 2015 Awards Top 30 Finalist

Government and industry leaders encouraged to attend February 5 Showcase and submit votes via social media to determine winner

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its Watershed Index Online (WSIO) tool has been selected as a Top 30 finalist for the 2015 Igniting Innovation Awards, presented by the American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community. The new awards program selected 30 finalists from a large pool of innovative government and industry solutions developed to address the government’s biggest IT challenges.  One overall Igniting Innovation winner will be selected on February 5th at the Igniting Innovation Showcase and Award event at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.


The James M. Cox Foundation Announces $1 Million Grant to Atlanta Community Food Bank

James M. Cox FoundationGrant establishes Food Well Alliance to expand local food movement

The James M. Cox Foundation announced today a $1,090,000 grant to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) to establish and incubate Food Well Alliance. The new organization will expand access to locally-grown food and connect stakeholders with common goals to build healthier, sustainable communities.


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