Keep Chatham Beautiful 
Volume 1 Issue 1
October 2015
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To engage individuals to take greater responsibility for the Chatham County environment.

Our First Newsletter!

Keep Chatham Beautiful has gone through some big changes this year, including the creation of our newsletter. This newsletter will be quarterly and we plan to share important news and happenings around the community and with our organization. Share this newsletter with anyone interested in our local environment. Please check the upcoming events section to find volunteer opportunities with us! 

Upcoming Events
Keep Chatham Beautiful Litter Cleanup 
November 14, 2015
Click to sign up

Resource Conservation Education Center Data Destruction Day
November 14, 2015 
9 AM-2 PM


New Logo

Perhaps our biggest change is the creation of a new logo. Our old logo featuring a tall ship at sea was retired and a new logo that incorporates recycling symbols was chosen. A celebratory cake displaying the new logo was made for the Keep Chatham Beautiful Board meeting held in October. Our next Board meeting will be held on November 5th at the Chatham County Resource Conservation Education Center. These meetings are open to the public and we welcome you to attend!
Top Photo: Retired logo. 
Bottom Photo: Cutting into the cake at the Keep Chatham Beautiful meeting held in October.

New Outreach Booth

Keep Chatham Beautiful participated in the Armstrong Volunteer Fair on September 16th. We used this opportunity at Armstrong to not only grow our list of volunteers but to debut our new outreach booth. Cigarette butts and trash collected that morning were used to highlight the need for litter patrols in Chatham County. America Recycles Day stickers, flower seed packets, and cigarette butt holders were given to visitors at our booth. 
Outreach booth at the Armstrong Volunteer Fair.

Keep Chatham Beautiful Celebrates America Recycles Day

Join the thousands of people participating in recycling around the nation! On Saturday morning, November 14th Keep Chatham Beautiful will celebrate America Recycles Day by hosting litter cleanups around Chatham County and recycling as much trash collected as possible. Locations will include Wilmington Island, Tybee Island, and Quacco Road off Hwy 17. Click to sign up and volunteer at one of these locations. 
What is missing from this photo? You are! Join us for our next litter cleanup event and make a difference in just one day.


Bag Monster® Reveal at Skidaway Marine Science Day

On Saturday, October 24th, Keep Chatham Beautiful participated in Skidaway Marine Science Day annually held at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. It was our first time participating in this event and we came prepared with the big reveal of the Bag Monster®. Five hundred plastic bags were collected from the Chatham County Resource Conservation Education Center to create a monster representing an average American's use of grocery bags. The response was positive and made attendees of Skidaway Marine Science Day consider their daily actions and use of plastic bags. Additionally, attendees received information on our upcoming events and options on volunteering. 

What should you do with your plastic bags? Recycle them at your local grocery store or bring them to the Chatham County Resource Conservation Education Center. Practice plastic bag reduction by bringing reusable shopping bags whenever you shop.

The Bag Monster® was born from ChicoBag inventor, Andy Keller. 
Top Photo: 
Right: Sherah Rosen, Keep Chatham Beautiful
Left: Abby Murphy, Resource Conservation Education Center 

Bottom Photo: What did these young environmentalists think of wearing half a Bag Monster® suit?
It was heavy and hot! Not really something you want to escape into nature. 


SCAD Students Visit Resource Conservation Education Center

On the week of October 5th two Fiber Arts classes from Savannah College of Art and Design toured the Chatham County Resource Conservation Education Center to learn more about the center and collect materials for art pieces. The SCAD students gathered everything from computer parts to vacuum hoses. The artwork they create for their Fiber Arts class will be displayed at Gallery F.A.R. (Fine Art of Recycling) located in the resource center.  Free tours for classes or individuals are conducted at the Resource Conservation Education Center upon request. 
Fiber Arts students holding the treasures they found for future art pieces. 
Bring your old electronics and sensitive paper documents! WSAV, Shred-It, and Chatham County are partnering to help protect residents from identity theft by providing on-site shredders for sensitive paper documents. The shredded documents will be recycled. Goodwill will be on site collecting electronics. 

*Note the Chatham County Resource Conservation Education Center regularly collects electronics to be recycled, but for this special event Goodwill will be accepting electronics. 

Updates to Resource Center

The Chatham County Resource Conservation Education Center has recently updated their sign! This upgrade is attention grabbing and makes the Resource Center more visible to traffic. The sign will be consistently updated with information about the Resource Center and future litter cleanups held by Keep Chatham Beautiful.

Additionally, a beautification project at the Chatham County Resource Conservation Education Center began this summer. This project was a collaboration between Coastal Georgia Master Gardeners and Keep Chatham Beautiful. Everyone's hard work transformed the surrounding garden beds of the center into a lush landscape for butterflies and bees. Next time you stop by the resource center take a moment to enjoy the new landscape!  
Top Photo: Coastal Georgia Master Gardeners and Keep Chatham Beautiful hard at work beautifying the landscaping of the Resource Conservation Education Center.
Bottom Photo: New sign at Resource Center featuring some of the newly planted flowers.
Chatham County Resource Conservation Education Center

1321 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
Tel# (912) 790-1647
Hours of Operation:
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