Road trip! Those two words sound like something fun is about to happen and it did for us.
Check out the good time we had when a road trip south offered a chance to visit our client and friends at Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste in Georgia. Gary and I saw what they do at the ACC CHaRM facility and had fun at their Green Life Expo. See below for just how CHaRMed we were by our visit!
Also at SWANApalooza, the Community, Education & Marketing (CEM) Technical Division will convene a by-invitation focus group to discuss the possibility of developing a CEM Certification course for SWANA. The focus group is for managers, CEM professionals, young professionals, and others who want to provide input about a potential course. At the facilitated focus group, we will explore questions about the target audience, possible course focus, and method of delivery. If you will be at the conference and are interested in this topic, please contact me.
I would love to meet up with you on one of my road trips. Please call or email me if you will be at SWANApalooza or if you would like a visit.
Hope to see you soon!
WE WERE CHaRMed! THANKS, ACC!
From left, Elizabeth with Cema Wallace and Suki Janssen of ACC Solid Waste.
Best part of a road trip? Stopping along the way to visit friends and see our clients' work in action.
The CHaRM is a drop-off center for mixed recyclables, as well as hard-to-handle materials, ranging from automotive fluids and paint to batteries and fluorescent tubes and bulbs, from cell phones to computers and TVs, from bicycles to books, and from scrap metal to shredded paper. CHaRM Supervisor Chris Griffin and staffers Kemp and Margie showed us around and answered questions about how the materials come in and then are packaged for recycling or further processing. We were especially impressed by the "bulb eater," which safely crushes fluorescent lamps and reduces air space for shipping.