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Volunteer Spotlight: Adopt-a-Mile

Meet Ron and Lisa “We’ve been happily volunteering for twenty-seven years,” says Keep Smyrna Beautiful Adopt-a-Mile volunteer Lisa Brillhart, “and hope to continue for many more.” Shortly after they moved to their home on Concord Road in 1992, Lisa and her husband Ron saw a cleanup in action and decided it was a good way to get involved in their community. The Brillharts clea...

Community Spotlight: Meet Laura Zhiss

Since Laura Zhiss and her family moved to Smyrna from Mableton almost a year and a half ago, they’ve been bringing their recycling to the Smyrna Recycling Center. They recycle because, she says, “As a parent, I’m getting worried about the future of the planet for my kids.” And in fact, recycling does make a difference. It reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills. This cau...

The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

In a previous blog post, I discussed some of the negative results of monocultures. You can read that, here. In this reading, I wanted to further expand on a specific issue I had only briefly mentioned previously. Monocultures bring issues to their local environment, but those don’t stop at the farm. This Water Quality Month, I wanted to bring awareness to The Dead Zone, one of the most...

All About Monocultures

When you look in the American pantry, what do you see? Your eyes probably wander to the most colorful cereal box first, or maybe to that tempting bag of chips. Expand your view to your general kitchen, and look around you. Chances are, no matter how diverse the items in your kitchen are, there’s a good chance that many of the items have corn in them, in some fashion. Whether it’s you...

Plastic Free July

July is the month to reflect on our independence, reflecting back to the year 1776, when the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England. Ever since then, America has celebrated the 4th of July as our Independence Day. While we spend this month reflecting on this independence, we must remember that we chose this independence for ourselves, no matter the trials and tribulati...

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