On April 21, 2014, Communities First, Inc. launched its Green Life Community Education Program in partnership with City of Flint, Genesee Conservation District, Republic Services, and Genesee County Community Action Department.
The goal of this program is to educate Flint residents and businesses about environmental concerns that affect them and to empower them to make choices that will improve life for all residents. Topics for Green Life events include: recycling, energy efficiency, pollution reduction, water conservation, and environmentally friendly cleaning products.
Communities First, Inc. will host forums in each Ward of the City through Green Life to engage residents in a dialogue about being more environmentally friendly. Each resident forum will include activities for adults and youth, food and giveaways for attendees. Local businesses will be challenged adopt green operating practices for their offices.
The launch event featured comments from Mayor Dayne Walling, a visit from Turtle T who lives in Swartz Creek and the kickoff of recycling for the YWCA building.
Check out these articles found in the news on Greenlife. MLive & ABC 12
Do you recycle? Do you pick up litter from your neighborhood? Are you frantically running from room to room shutting off lights to save money? Do you use reusable grocery bags at the store? Have you installed a digital thermostat? What are you doing to save the environment and live a Green Life? We want to know.
Communities First, Inc. invites you to Get Caught Green Handed! Take a picture of yourself or others practicing green habits and you can win a gift card or prize! Post your picture on our Facebook page or tweet it using #cfigreenlife and @Communities_1st to win. Winners will be announced biweekly.
Green Life Community Education Program Partners
Imagine Flint Master Planning Department (City Of Flint)
Genesee County Action Resource Department
Genesee County Conservation District
Mass Transportation Authority
Flint/Genesee Green and Healthy Homes Initiative