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Our Four Priorities...

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With help from many volunteers, we educate the citizens of Newton County about environmental problems, impacts, and solutions. We organize, coordinate, and promote volunteer programs that focus on our mission and build greater environmental awareness in Newton County.

Our efforts center around our top four priorities:

  1. Litter Prevention
  2. Beautification and Community Greening
  3. Waste Reduction and Recycling
  4. Water Resources Education 
Litter Prevention:
  • Adopt-a-Mile Program
  • Litter Free Events
  • Great American Cleanup 
Beautification and Community Greening:
  • Entrance Sites
  • Detective Seymore Green Puppet Shows
  • Advertising and Media Campaigns 

recyclingWaste Reduction and Recycling:

  • Electronics and paint/pesticide/aerosol can recycling
  • Clothing and bicycle collection
  • Cooking oil collection
  • Neighborhood Recycling Centers
  • Classroom paper recycling
  • Recycle Bowl
  • Recycling fund-raising for non-profits

Please see "Recycling Information" for detailed information about Neighborhood Recycling centers. 

Water Resources Education:

  • Rivers Alive! river, lake, and stream cleanup
  • Stormwater Education Programs
    --Enviroscape and other non-point source pollution demonstrations
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