KCNB hosts give­away

Free Koozies to be dis­trib­uted

The Covington News - - LOCAL NEWS - By Jenny Thompson

Ev­ery­one likes free stuff — and mem­bers of Keep Cov­ing­ton/New­ton Beau­ti­ful know this.

Dur­ing the La­bor Day week­end any­one who pur­chases a 12-pack of any bev­er­age at par­tic­i­pat­ing Ge­or­gia Con­ve­nience Sta­tion As­so­ci­a­tion gas sta­tions in the area will re­ceive a com­pli­men­tary koozie and car lit­ter bag from KCNB.

The ini­tia­tive is part of KCNB’s “Only Losers Lit­ter” cam­paign.

“This is one of the slo­gans shaken out of a state-wide ini­tia­tive to reach a tar­get de­mo­graphic,” said Con­nie Waller, KCNB ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor.

Waller ex­plained re­search shows the group who lit­ters most is males ages 18 to 24.

“A lot of times it’s hard to com­mu­ni­cate with that age group since many of them don’t read the news­pa­per or fol­low our Sey­more Green com­mer­cials on TV,” Waller said. “It’s a tough de­mo­graphic, and this is our ef­fort to reach that de­mo­graphic.”

Waller hopes KCNB will be­come even more vis­i­ble af­ter re­ceiv­ing grant money from the U.S. En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency. Five or­ga­ni­za­tions in re­gion 4, which cov­ers Alabama, Florida, Ge­or­gia, Ken­tucky, Mis­sis­sippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Ten­nessee, were awarded grants.

The grant is de­signed “to sup­port projects that en­hance the pub­lic’s aware­ness and knowl­edge of en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues, pro­vide them with skills to make in­formed de­ci­sions and to take re­spon­si­ble ac­tions to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment.”

Waller said the money will go to­ward their ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams for both chil­dren and adults.

“We are thrilled,” Waller said. In other news from KCNB: · Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. county res­i­dents can bring pes­ti­cides, paints and elec­tron­ics to the county land­fill for KCNB’s Haz­ardous House­hold Wastes and E-cy­cling event. KCNB will now host this event on the first Satur­day of the month. It used to hap­pen an­nu­ally. All waste must be la­beled. Tele­vi­sions and com­mer­cial waste can­not be ac­cepted. · All county re­cy­cling cen­ters will be closed on La­bor Day. They will be open at their reg­u­lar hours of op­er­a­tion on Tues­day. Dump­ing out­side the cen­ters’ gates is il­le­gal and pun­ish­able in county en­vi­ron­men­tal court.

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