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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Environmental Protection

Today is America Recycles Day [Infographic]

November 15, 2016

Check out this infographic for facts about recycling including how to get started and how you can keep the cycle going.

Endangered Species in Georgia

July 28, 2016

Georgia’s lineup of native wildlife and plants rank among the most diverse in the U.S. But we also are a leader in numbers of at-risk species.

Local Government Financing Options for “Going Solar”

June 23, 2016

Solar energy is making its way to local governments in Georgia, now with some financial help.

Summer Open Burning Ban

May 5, 2016

Before you start a fire, know the law. Learn about the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's burning restrictions and how to get a permit.

Georgia Water Audit Program

October 15, 2015

Georgia leads the way in water conservation.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

August 11, 2015

Everyday household items can cause big problems if they're just tossed in the trash.

Georgia Rockcress Declared a Threatened Species

September 30, 2014

Only 5,000 Georgia Rockcress plants exist, making it a threatened species in the state.

Understanding the Air Quality Index

July 8, 2014

The Air Quality Index is a valuable resource for planning your outdoor activity levels.

State Agencies Receive $87.4 Million for Energy and Water Conservation

June 26, 2014

Passed overwhelmingly by Georgia voters in 2010, energy performance contracting allows state agencies to use funds normally spent on utility bills to finance building improvements. These improvements focus on lowering energy and water consumption.

Who doesn't love turtles?

June 3, 2014

Learn some great facts and useful safety tips about encountering sea turtles on our Georgia beaches.

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