Our next meeting will be
Tuesday, July 20th
at Chicopee Woods Ag Center
1855 Calvary Church Rd., Gainesville
(where our plant auction was held)
Social time is from 6:00 to 6:30pm and meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Our speaker will be Suki Janssen, Director of the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department. She will be speaking about Composting and Birds.
Suki has been with ACC for 15 years and her biggest accomplishment to
date was bringing a Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) to Georgia.
Prior to her position in Athens-Clarke County she was a program coordinator
for the Keep Georgia Beautiful program within the Georgia Department of
Community Affairs, Office of Environmental Management.
She is a certified middle grades teacher (having taught 7th and 8th grades
science in Cobb County for five years), past Georgia Recycling Coalition
President and board member, current Northeast Georgia Regional Solid
Waste Management Authority board member, and Solid Waste Association
of North America (SWANA) Georgia Chapter President. Suki is a SWANA
certified Landfill Operator and Class Instructor since 2005, SWANA Recycling
Systems Manager certified since 2007, and Composting Programs Manager
certified since 2013.
She is a Georgia Master Gardener, Master Composter, and Master Naturalist. Suki has published a children's book entitled There Goes the Neighborhood about nature's best recycler, the vulture. The book came out in February 2020. She is married to Chris Janssen, a middle school math teacher in Oconee County and lives with three dogs and two snakes.
Feel free to bring snacks to share and cash for
Sowing for Seeds.
We'll all have great door prizes!
Please join us!