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Green Up, Clean Up activity helps nearly 30 household’s jumpstart spring cleaning

Published: 03/30/15 4:33PM
By: booner

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Fort Valley State University students Trevion Burks (left) and Courtney Lester, help fill a waste can with documents ready for shredding during Operation Green Up, Clean Up at FVSU’s Wildcat Stadium March 21.

Nearly 30 middle Georgia households kicked off spring cleaning by donating used or unwanted items during a cleanup activity at Fort Valley State University’s Wildcat Stadium March 21.

The activity called Operation Green Up, Clean Up, allowed residents to dispose trash, replace residential air filters and recycle aluminum cans, plastic materials and other items. In addition, Goodwill Industries provided a station on site to accept donations, and the Fort Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. sponsored a station that raffled away car seats to registered participants. 

Billy Brown, energy educator for FVSU’s GREEN Project, said the event helped to improve awareness about energy efficiency, recycling and conservation to preserve the planet’s environment.

Green Up, Clean Up is funded by the Georgia Residential Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN) Project, a component of Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Extension Program. For more information about FVSU’s GREEN Project or future workshops, contact Brown at (478) 825-6368 or send an e-mail to brownb@fvsu.edu.