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Environmental Progress Report

All news about the environment doesn't have to be bad. On this program, we take a look at how some groups are working to make our outdoors a cleaner, better place. Across Georgia, school buses are getting cleaner, kids are learning about litter prevention, and a rediscovery of the American Chestnut tree, a tree once thought permanently extinct, gives new hope to the future. Plus we look at some ways you can help conserve around your house, such as composting.

Web Resources

Georgia's Anti-Litter Campaign
Learn about what you can do to help put an end to litter. Whether you're an individual, a student, or a business leader, you can learn more about litter, its sources, and prevention strategies.

A citizen volunteer program to help remove litter from Georgia's roadsides.

Rivers Alive
Help directly protect Georgia's 70,150 miles of streams and rivers.

Keep Georgia Beautiful
The contact organization for events around the Great American Cleanup every spring.

Hands on Georgia
Sponsors community beautification and enrichment events around the state of Georgia every October.

Adopt-a-School Bus
A program for retro-fitting outdated school buses to cut down on pollution emitted.
Also visit the Georgia Conservancy for more information.

Georgia Clean Air Campaign
The mission of the Clean Air Campaign is to motivate Georgians to take action to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion.

American Chestnut Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping repopulate the American Chestnut tree in North America.

Also visit the Georgia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resource Division Nongame Program
This program promotes the conservation of rare and endangered species such as the American Chestnut throughout the state of Georgia.

Georgia State Parks
More information on Georgia's State Parks.

Fernbank Science Center
Fernbank Science Center's Compost Demonstration Area contains a number of techniques for composting around your house.

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