Sustainable Norcross

 

Sustainable Norcross, Inc. was established in 2008 and approved in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) IRS tax-exempt, non-profit corporation. It was created to engage the public in sustainability and environmental stewardship at the individual and community levels through education, community outreach and volunteerism. 

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Mission

The Sustainable Norcross Commission is a seven-member citizen panel appointed by the City Council. Our purpose is to educate the citizens and advise the mayor and council regarding sustainability and environmental matters through development of a measured sustainable city plan and regular communication.

What We Do as a Sustainability Commission:
Sustainability refers to "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."*

Our initiative focuses on the areas of:

  • Green building
  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Trees and green space
  • Transportation and air quality
  • Recycling and waste reduction
  • Land use
  • Education
  • Volunteerism

The commission assists the City in certification of the Green Communities Certification issued by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) as described on the ARC website and further described on the City of Norcross Certification.
*Source: Our Common Future, report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (or Brundtland Commission), 1987.

4 days ago

Sustainable Norcross

Did you register for this short ground breaking volunteer event? Join us!

Create a FarmletOctober 21, 2017, 9:00amThe Green House, Holcomb Bridge Rd at Bostic near Buford Hwy.Join neighbors and meet new friends while volunteering under the direction of an experienced farmer to help create a tiny food demonstration garden near downtown Norcross.

Start from the ground up removing weeds and invasive plants, preparing the soil and maybe even planting a cover or winter crop.

Get this neglected plot ready to grow culturally appropriate ingredients for food demos, classes, and samples hosted by Norcross Community Market.

When you finish, the neighborhood will look well loved and the seeds will be sown for better things to come.

This project is a part of the annual @[201448063220129:274:Gwinnett Great Days of Service] hosted by @[115275745150897:274:Sustainable Norcross] and @[1548421535475957:274:Norcross Community Market] with the support of the farmers at @[376441785832239:274:Grow with the Flow, LLC].

Contact norcrosscommunitymarket@gmail.com.
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Create a Farmlet

2 weeks ago

Sustainable Norcross

Volunteer for this ground breaking project.

Create a FarmletOctober 21, 2017, 9:00amThe Green House, Holcomb Bridge Rd at Bostic near Buford Hwy.Join neighbors and meet new friends while volunteering under the direction of an experienced farmer to help create a tiny food demonstration garden near downtown Norcross.

Start from the ground up removing weeds and invasive plants, preparing the soil and maybe even planting a cover or winter crop.

Get this neglected plot ready to grow culturally appropriate ingredients for food demos, classes, and samples hosted by Norcross Community Market.

When you finish, the neighborhood will look well loved and the seeds will be sown for better things to come.

This project is a part of the annual @[201448063220129:274:Gwinnett Great Days of Service] hosted by @[115275745150897:274:Sustainable Norcross] and @[1548421535475957:274:Norcross Community Market] with the support of the farmers at @[376441785832239:274:Grow with the Flow, LLC].

Contact norcrosscommunitymarket@gmail.com.
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Create a Farmlet

2 weeks ago

Sustainable Norcross

Looking for a way to give back to your community? Need volunteer hours for your school or civic group? Want to meet people and get to know your neighborhood better?

This is a great opportunity for YOU! Saturday October 21 from 9 am to 1 pm help beautify an overgrown spot and turn it into a productive one.

Contact norcross community market @ gmail dot com NOW to register.
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Looking for a way to give back to your community? Need volunteer hours for your school or civic group? Want to meet people and get to know your neighborhood better?

This is a great opportunity for YOU! Saturday October 21 from 9 am to 1 pm help beautify an overgrown spot and turn it into a productive one.

Contact norcross community market @ gmail dot com NOW to register.

2 weeks ago

Sustainable Norcross

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2 weeks ago

Sustainable Norcross

Flags, eyeglasses and hearing aids, and toiletries and boxes to distribute them in were all collected at Norcross Community Market this summer in partnership with Sustainable Norcross. We also accepted and offered books at our portable version of The Little Free Library.

Speciality recycling is just one way Sustainable Norcross assists the #CityofNorcross in earnining and maintaining Green Communities Platinum certification from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Thank you to all who donated items for recycling!

What would you like to recycle at Norcross Community Market next summer? contact sustainable norcross @ gmail dot com
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