Gov. Nathan Deal will be the guest speaker at a Thursday, March 6, event hosted by Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful. More than 1,000 community and business leaders are expected to gather at the Gwinnett Convention Center in Duluth for the non-profit organization's eighth annual environmental address.
Deal is expected to speak regarding the effect good environmental stewardship has on the economy.
“We don’t always think in terms of the environment’s impact on our local economy,” Connie Wiggins, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, explained in a released statement. “We may consider its effect on our health or the beauty of our surroundings, but it truly is a much larger issue than that. If we all work together as a community of good environmental stewards by focusing on water and air quality, the importance of recycling to diminish the size of our landfills, sustainable green practices at home and work, and the creation of green jobs, our combined efforts will not only have a very positive impact on the local area, but also on its economy. I – for one – am very excited to hear Governor Deal’s speech. He is a wonderful advocate of environmentalism.”
Tickets are $45 per person and are available for purchase at www.GwinnettCB.org. Attire for the event is business casual.
The event is scheduled to run from 11:15 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Gwinnett Convention Center, located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, Ga.
Proceeds from ticket sales will help support the educational and community programs of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful and its partners.
Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful is also gearing up for the countywide Great American Cleanup event which runs from March 1 through May 31, 2014. Details about the nation's largest annual community improvement program are on the GCB website.
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