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Georgia National Fair Goes Green
3 years ago
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Georgia National Fair Goes Green

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC) – There’s magic at the Georgia National Fair and this year, among the sounds of bands and smells of vendor food, will be the sight of recycling bins. Fair officials reuse and recycle most of the plastic cans, cardboard and cooking grease, saving money and energy for everyone. Bins are provided for […]
Wilkinson Co. Woman Turns Junk Mail into Jewelry
3 years ago
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Wilkinson Co. Woman Turns Junk Mail into Jewelry

  GORDON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Tired of unwanted fliers filling her mailbox, one Gordon woman decided to turn her ‘junk mail’ into jewelry. June Lassetter mixes, pours and creates beads and bracelets with unwanted post; she calls her creations “Bling That’s Green”. Using toothpicks, charms and embellishments, the Wilkinson County mother crafted up a way […]
Bibb Schools Buys Propane Buses, Saves Thousands of Dollars
3 years ago
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Bibb Schools Buys Propane Buses, Saves Thousands of Dollars

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County students will be hitting the road next year in new, green buses. Bibb schools is the third district in the state to use propane buses. School officials say they are not only better for the environment, but they will save the school system thousands of dollars. You won’t see […]
Bibb County Expands Hybrid Fleet Adding Four Vehicles
3 years ago
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Bibb County Expands Hybrid Fleet Adding Four Vehicles

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Green Team added four more vehicle to its 12 car fleet. The Bibb County Board of Commissioners expansion included the new 2013 Hyundai Sonata hybrids. The cars are courtesy of a grant which aims to improve air quality in the Middle Georgia area. The newest vehicles are assigned […]
Robins Air Force Base Uses Power Strips to Conserve Energy
4 years ago
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Robins Air Force Base Uses Power Strips to Conserve Energy

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Robins Air Force Base officials handed out nearly 9,000 smart power strips in an effort to conserve energy and cut cost. The new strips will allow employees to plug in everything at one spot, then turning it off with just the push of a button. It will also assist in […]
Dublin City Schools Using Solar Power to Energize School, Save Money
4 years ago
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Dublin City Schools Using Solar Power to Energize School, Save Money

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A school in the Emerald City of Dublin is living up to the town’s nickname by going green with a new solar energy power plant that will save jobs in the district and millions of dollars. Here comes the sun, and for Dublin City Schools, it is going to be more […]
Houston County Landfill Wins SWANA Award
4 years ago
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Houston County Landfill Wins SWANA Award

KATHLEEN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Houston County landfill was awarded a landfill management excellence award by the Solid Waste Association of North American. SWANA recognizes landfills that demonstrate success in managing employees and the environment. The Houston County landfill recently added a waste energy plant which allows it to turn waste into reusable gas. “We […]
Bibb County Unveils Electric Utility Vehicle Fleet
4 years ago
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Bibb County Unveils Electric Utility Vehicle Fleet

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Another eco-friendly fleet is hitting the streets in Bibb County, but these vehicles are a lot smaller. The Bibb County Green Team and Bibb County Commission unveiled its eight new, electric utility vehicles. The Bad Boy electric utility vehicles are a newer, smaller addition to the county vehicles. Like this other […]