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CDC Green Champion Awards

America Recycles Day at Emory Point Wins HHS Green Champion Award!

A win for “America Recycles Day at Emory Point” is a win for environmental stewardship, partnership, and sustainability.

At the 9th Annual HHS Green Champion Awards ceremony on August 10, 2017, organizers of America Recycles Day at Emory Point received the award in the Environmental Stewardship by a Group category.

Representing Emory Point at the ceremony was Stacy Schuch, Regional Property Manager, who co-project managed America Recycles Day at Emory Point with colleagues at the CDC and Emory University. “We are honored to have won the HHS Green Champion Award with our event partners,” said Ms. Schuch. “It is an incredible acknowledgment of our collective efforts and commitment to environmental stewardship in our community.”

America Recycles Day at Emory Point — a recycling event produced in collaboration by Emory Point, the CDC’s Office of Sustainability, and Emory University — was held on November 15, 2016, in support of America Recycles Day.

The event took place along the Clifton Corridor, with Emory Point being the collection location accessed by residents, CDC staff, and Emory students, as well as their earth-friendly neighbors, who dropped off recyclable items throughout the day.

 

Ms. Schuch added, “Members of the Emory-CDC-Clifton Corridor community brought a collective 13,000 pounds of recyclables. That’s 6.5 tons of electronics, clothing, glass, paper, plastic, cardboard, and other recyclables that didn’t end up in landfills but were re-purposed instead. Part of that figure includes the two truckloads of documents that were brought for safe and secure shredding. It doesn’t include the 200 pairs of shoes that were collected and donated to Soles4Souls. All of this speaks volumes about our community being an environmentally and socially responsible one.”

Also on site at Emory Point during America Recycles Day was The MAZE Project — a recycling-themed interactive art installation created and built by a team of environmentally-conscious art students from Georgia State University.

 

HHS Green Champion Awards, given by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), honor employees throughout HHS, including the CDC, for outstanding work on sustainability projects.

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