For the third year, we took the Chattahoochee River by storm. Literally. On a rainy Saturday morning, more than 50 Baggers came prepared to clean the banks (and the waters) of Atlanta’s inner-city waterways for the annual Sweep the Hooch volunteering event.
As we’ve done in years past, we teamed up with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization committed to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River Basin. With more than 7,000 members, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper has been cleaning the Atlanta waterways from the North Georgia mountains to the Florida border since 1994. And they are doing a pretty fantastic job if you ask us. In 2017 alone, 27.1 tons (yep, we said tons) of trash was removed from our Georgia waters, and our Baggers couldn’t be more proud to be a part of that massive change.
We met at Tanyard Creek, distributed trash grabbers, garbage bags and gloves, then set out to #SweepTheHooch. From plastic bags and paper plates to water bottles and candy wrappers, we were astounded by the number of everyday items that flooded our waters, banks and trees. By the end of the day, we collected more than 80 bags of trash! And no Sweep the Hooch is complete without our President & Founder, Doug Brown, in his waders catching the big stuff.
As a company, we’ve dedicated ourselves to leaving things better than we found them. In 2018, our goal is to reduce, reuse and recycle to ultimately lower our carbon footprint. And participating in Sweep the Hooch is just one of the eco-friendly ways we’re doing this in 2018. Join us on our journey to become more green by following Brown Bag Marketing on our social media profiles to find out what else our Baggers are doing to go green and reduce our carbon footprint as a company and individuals.
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