Roswell Green Expo Seeks Sponsors and Vendors

Roswell Green Expo Seeks Sponsors and Vendors
4th Annual Green Expo is Saturday, February 7, 2015

Roswell, Ga. (November 6, 2014)—Does your organization value environmental responsibility? Do you want to “Keep Roswell Beautiful” by supporting green, sustainable lifestyles among our residents and businesses? The City of Roswell and Keep Roswell Beautiful are seeking sponsors and vendors to support their 4th Annual Roswell Green Expo on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

The Green Expo’s mission is to educate residents about “green” practices they can incorporate into their lives and homes. This free, family-friendly event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City of Roswell’s Hembree Park Activity Building, 850 Hembree Road, Roswell, GA 30076.

The Expo will feature:
• Green Market, showcasing many local and regional vendors representing non-profit organizations and a diverse array of environmentally friendly services and products.
• Family-friendly cooking demonstrations by Roswell’s own Chef Darwin Felion.
• A DIY rain barrel workshop presented by Vicki Culbreth, Environmental Education Coordinator for the City of Roswell, and The Rainbarrel Depot.
• Favorite Costumed Characters, including “KiRBy” from Keep Roswell Beautiful, EcoMan, City of Roswell’s Roz the Squirrel, and several native species characters from the Chattahoochee Nature Center
• Keep North Fulton Beautiful’s “SuperPals” Puppet Show
• KRB’s Earth Balloon
• “Green Yourself” Photo Booth
• Pet adoptions
• Fulton County’s Wheel of Water Game
• And much more!

“The expo is a great way for residents to learn about being green while having fun, and none of it would be possible without the support of our sponsors and vendors,” said Janet Liberman, co-chair of the Roswell Green Expo and Executive Director of Keep Roswell Beautiful. “The whole event is designed to actively engage community members while teaching simple ways to be sustainable and [...]

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Keep Roswell Beautiful Joins North Fulton Master Gardeners at Bulloch Hall

Keep Roswell Beautiful Joins North Fulton Master Gardeners at Bulloch Hall
 On Saturday, November 2, Keep Roswell Beautiful and the North Fulton Master Gardeners will be working at Bulloch Hall rehabilitating Orchard Hill.  Volunteers will be weeding the area and cutting back the plants from the stream bank to get the area ready for winter.

The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and anyone ages 12 and up are welcome to join the fun.  Water will be provided and some tools but volunteers are asked to bring shovels, rakes, clippers and gloves to use on the project.  Long pants and closed toed shoes are also required.

Bulloch Hall is located at 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell, GA 30075.  Parking is available off of Highway 120.  Orchard Hill is on the north side of the historic Bulloch property.  Once completed, the site will include a picnic pavilion, walking trail, fruit orchard, rain garden, and other environmental education features.

Registration is required and can be made by contacting Vicki Culbreth at vculbreth@roswellgov.com or 770.641.3742 by October 30, 2013.

 

Keep Roswell Beautiful is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to educate, motivate and empower the citizens and businesses of Roswell in the beautification, conservation and preservation of our environment.

The North Fulton Master Gardeners is an independent non-profit organization comprised of about 150 members who live in all areas of North Fulton, Georgia. Our goal is to provide horticultural education, service and inspiration in the North Fulton community.

Rivers Alive 2013

Every September, Keep Roswell Beautiful teams up with the City of Roswell, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission to be part of Rivers Alive, Georgia’s annual river clean-up. Our state’s 70,100+ miles of rivers and streams need our help to remain viable resources for drinking water, recreation, and places of natural beauty.

The Chattahoochee is an especially important waterway in Georgia, so those of us fortunate enough to live nearby have both the responsibility and privilege to take care of it. This year, Roswell volunteers lent a hand from 8:30 AM until 11 AM with privet removal (privet is an invasive shrub) and litter pick-up at Riverside Park and the surrounding areas. Afterward, everyone enjoyed a cookout at Riverside Park.

Our business partners in this endeavor were Harry’s Farmers Market, SuperTARGET, Starbucks, Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell, and Windward Rotary. A special thanks to them for their support!

The Rivers Alive project is perfect for volunteers across the board: non-profits, corporations, community and civic groups, school groups, scouts, faith-based groups, individuals, and others looking to serve their community.
For more information, please contact Vicki Culbreth at 770-641-3715 or vculbreth@roswellgov.com.

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  • City of Roswell to hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event 2013
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    City of Roswell to hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event 2015

City of Roswell to hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event 2015

February 21, the City of Roswell Public Works/Environmental Department will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. This event is for Roswell residents only – no commercial entities please.

The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and will be held at 1810 Hembree Road (Public Works/Transportation/Fire Facilities).  Please note this event is not at the Roswell Recycling Center.

Items accepted:

Oil based paint
Paint thinner/turpentine
Pesticides including: fertilizers, herbicides, flea and tick products, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides
Undiluted pool chemicals
Household cleaners
Fluorescent bulbs
Propane gas cylinders
Mercury thermometers/thermostats
Household batteries (non-rechargeable)
Aerosols including aerosol paint
Automotive brake fluid/used motor oil filters (no other automotive fluids)
NO LATEX PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED

The CARE Environmental Company will be handling and disposing of the materials.  Materials cannot be dropped off prior to the event.
For more information please contact Janet Liberman at jliberman@roswellgov.com or 770.641.3715.

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National Public Works Week Returns May 19 – 25, 2013

Roswell, GA (May 19-25, 2013)- Roswell will celebrate National Public Works Week, May 19 – 25,  with community events showcasing the men and women who work in the City’s Public Works/Environmental, Community Development and Transportation Departments.

All events are free and open to the public:

Saturday, May 18 – Touch-A-Truck
9:00 a.m. – Noon at City Hall
Explore first-hand the equipment used to provide necessary services to Roswell residents. Bring the kids and see the mysterious workings of the street sweeper or watch up-close how the sanitation truck works.

Tuesday, May 21 – Sanitation Truck Rodeo
7:00 a.m. at City Hall
Drivers will compete by driving backward around the circular drive, maneuvering through an obstacle course, and emptying trash cans into dumpsters all while being timed.

Thursday, May 23 – Forklift Competition
8:00 a.m. at 1810 Hembree Road (the Fire, Transportation and Public Works Facility) behind the building.
Employees from Roswell’s Public Works/Environmental and Transportation Departments will test their skills in handling forklift equipment, while being judged on time and accuracy.

Friday, May 24 – Trackhoe Competition
10:00 a.m. at Roswell Area Park
Employees from Roswell’s Public Works/Environmental and Transportation Departments will test their skills in handling trackhoe equipment, while being judged on time and accuracy.

National Public Works Week is sponsored nationally by the American Public Works Association (APWA). This year’s theme is “Because of Public Works…” which highlights the quality of life brought to communities around the world.
For more information, please call 770.594.6420 or visit www.apwa.net.

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