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!