Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful forced to cancel governor’s environmental address

Due to the pandemic, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has been forced to cancel Governor Brian Kemp’s annual Environmental Address and Environmental Consciousness and Stewardship (ECoS) Awards event, originally scheduled for Oct. 23.

“In addition to our desire to ensure the health and well-being of Governor Kemp and all our wonderful sponsors and supporters, our Citizens Advisory Board and GC&B staff couldn’t stomach the concept of asking for sponsorships and selling tickets when so many local businesses and individuals have been hard-hit by the global pandemic,” said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful.

“We still have a number of great events planned, like Great Days of Service where we’ll be collecting non-perishable food items at One Justice Square Building from Oct. 1 to Oct. 22 to support families who are struggling due to COVID-19, and America Recycles Day on Nov. 14 where we’ll be helping our neighbors recycle electronics and cans of latex paint or rid their home of sensitive documents with secure paper shredding.”

Cancelling the nonprofit’s only fundraiser of the year will create a hardship in GC&B’s fundraising efforts. To help, make a donation at www.gwinnettcb.org/donate/. Donations can also be mailed to Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful at 446 W. Crogan Street, Ste. 225, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.