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Lithonia Mayor will take part in Earth Day Challenge on Friday
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Lithonia Mayor will take part in Earth Day Challenge on Friday

Lithonia, GA --  In celebration of Earth Day 2011, City of Lithonia Mayor Tonya Peterson-Anderson in conjunction with the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Cities Week has partnered with the Green Economy Diversity Initiative (GEDI) to host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30pm , Friday, April 22nd at the Lithonia City Hall , 6980 Main Street in Lithonia. Events of the day will include signing of the “Going the Green Mile Pledge”, electronics recycling and residential grease collection.

The “Going the Green Mile” (GTGM) Pledge and Challenge is a grassroots community engagement campaign designed to educate and empower youth and society through practical and simple “Green” education that will reduce the carbon footprint of schools, homes, businesses and communities. The Going the Green Mile platform simply asks participants to reduce consumption around six (6) eco-strategies / principles:

  • Energy reduction
  • Water conservation
  • Waste reduction / recycling
  • Transportation/clean fuel
  • Indoor Air Quality/Green cleaning
  • Social Imperative/Green Job Creation

“Going the Green Mile engages and encourages individuals, companies, governments and faith organizations to “go green”, become sustainable and do what’s required to be better environmental stewards. What I like about the GTGM pledge is the simplicity of campaign,” says Mayor Anderson.

For more information visit www.greendivide.org

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