Local environmental leaders talk about "green" efforts

3:30 PM, Apr 20, 2013   |    comments
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With Earth Day just around the corner, has Macon made more efforts to be green?

13WMAZ talked to some local environmental leaders who say they have notice more people picking up litter off of our major streets in Macon. 

"In the short period of time that I have been here, I have seen a lot more people become involved in the clean-up process," said Pam Carswell of Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful. 

"Now we're up to 35 people coming consistently every Saturday we have picked up 38,050 pounds of trash in 12 weeks across the city," said Stephen Lawson, Grounds Superintendent for the City of Macon. 

Also there are more options to fill up a fuel-efficient car with E-85 fuel stations and electric car charging stations in Macon. 

 

"Clean Cities has been responsible for getting the grant money to help put in the alternative fuel dispensary pumps off 1-75," said Linda Smyth for Middle Georgia Clean City. 

But they also say we can always be greener. 

"I would like to see it come to a point where I can reduce those type of litter clean-ups because people are now taking pride in their community  and putting trash in trash cans and not putting it out on the streets," said Carswell. 

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