In February, Student Conservation Association (SCA) teamed up with MUFG Gives Back holding community engagement events in 3 cities and engaging over 100 volunteers. In Atlanta, they partnered with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River, including its lakes, tributaries, and watershed, for the people and wildlife that depend upon them.
On Random Acts of Kindness Day, the Brownieland Team joined MUFG employees and Student Conservation Association (SCA) volunteers at Zonolite Park to help Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) preserve Peachtree Creek by cleaning up trash and debris in and around the water. A total of 24 participants joined forces to clean up 445 lbs of trash, remove about 100 sq ft of debris, and restore one structure. All of the trash that was removed was recycled by the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM).
CHaRM is a permanent drop-off facility in Grant Park that aims to improve our environmental health by encouraging reuse and diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste, bulky trash and other hard to recycle items from Metro-Atlanta landfills and water systems. CHaRM accepts a wider range of items than typical curbside recycling and provides educational sessions about the importance of proper disposal of hard to recycle materials. Some of the items they will recycle include paint, tires, hazardous chemicals, electronics, styrofoam, toilets, metal, mattresses, carpet, textiles, batteries, and glass.
Brownieland was proud to volunteer with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s largest and most effective youth conservation service organization. SCA conserves lands and transforms lives by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead, while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1957, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, and 70% of its 85,000 alumni are employed or studying in conservation-related fields. Every day SCA unites young people with hands-on environmental challenges and creates future stewards of our land, healthier environments and ultimately a better world. Find out more about this incredible organization HERE.
Stay tuned next month for Brownieland’s March volunteer project!