Community Garden Ribbon Cutting
A ribbon cutting was held on December 7th to celebrate the progress made on the Farmers Market Community Garden that was made possible by a $20,000 grant from Lowe's through Keep America Beautiful. Over 800 volunteer hours have been put into this project thus far!
As a Keep America Beautiful affiliate in good standing, KALB was able to apply for one of the $20,000 grants that were made available by Lowe's corporate offices. The grant was written as a cooperative effort between KALB, Spirit of Athens, and the City of Athens. It was a competitive grant and KALB was the only organization in the state of Alabama that was awarded this grant.
As part of this grant project...
FOG Will CLOG....Recycle your Fats, Oils, and Grease
FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) can cause a great deal of expense when poured down the drain.
We don't think much about what we pour down our drains, but we should! When grease cools, it becomes a sticky mess that collects everything else that might wash down your drains. Things like hair and food stick to it and you have a clogged drain.
Clogged sewer lines cost everyone because sewer bills must cover the cost of the thousands of dollars spent cleaning grease traps and sewer lines.
How can the FOG Collection Program help? KALB has teamed up with Athens Water Services to provide wide-mouth containers to any resident who will collect their fats, oils, and grease for recycling. We've made it so easy! Use the container to collect...