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Georgia ‘Sees the Green’ by Conserving Lands and Waterways

January 30, 2013

Georgia expanded its investment in clean water, tourism and public health this month by adding more than 9,500 acres to the Townsend and Flat Tub wildlife management areas along the Altamaha and Ocmulgee Rivers.

How to Dispose of Scrap Tires

October 25, 2012

In communities around the state, residents have for some years now raised concerns about the improper disposal of scrap tires, a trend that threatens both environmental and public health.

Power to the Pedals: Atlanta’s First Bike to Work Challenge

October 3, 2012

This October, The Clean Air Campaign, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and local transportation management associations have organized the first-ever Bike to Work Challenge. The Bike to Work Challenge encourages current and new bicycle commuters to compete as individuals or on teams with other cycling enthusiasts in the metro Atlanta area.

Forestry Commission Joins Task Force to Prevent Arson

September 17, 2012

The Georgia Forestry Commission is joining with 13 other states to launch the Southeast Arson Task Force, the first of its kind in the nation. A federal grant is funding the project, which will advance the training for fire investigators in member states, most of which are understaffed and underfunded.

Governor Deal Announces Georgia CommuteSmart Program

September 11, 2012

In an effort to reduce state employee commute times, Governor Nathan Deal recently initiated the Georgia CommuteSmart Program. The plan includes four commuter options for agencies and state employees to choose from, allowing for more flexibility in their work travel schedule.

Waiver for Summer Gasoline Requirements

September 7, 2012

With Gulf-area refineries struggling to meet fuel supply demands in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, the Environmental Protection Agency this week announced that it would temporarily waive Clean Air Act requirements that states sell only low volatility gasoline during the summer.

Clean Air Campaign Commuter Rewards

August 29, 2012

As the summer vacation season nears an end, and schools open their doors to students, the promise of more traffic on Georgia’s roads comes back as well.

eCycling a Growing Market

March 19, 2012

As more Georgians purchase new cell phones, computers and televisions, more and more electronic scrap ends up in landfills, and much of this scrap contains environmental toxins, such as lead and mercury.