Stonecrest Mall plans Earth Day ac­tiv­i­ties

The Covington News - - Newton @ Play -

In­for­ma­tional dis­plays, prod­uct give­aways planned for week­end Staff re­ports

To cel­e­brate Earth Day April 19, mall- go­ers at the Mall at Stonecrest will be treated to green en­ter­tain­ment op­tions and ed­u­ca­tion, aimed to pro­vide east- to- take steps to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment.

The first 700 guests to bring 10 plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles for re­cy­cling will re­ceive a stylish, black, fold- up, re­us­able can­vas tote bag that says, “ I am Eco Chic.”

Shop­pers will en­joy a work of art cre­ated by the Art In­sti­tute of At­lanta from 836 re­cy­cled plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles, the av­er­age num­ber of bot­tles used by a fam­ily of four in one year.

The artists will put the fi­nal touches on the piece and un­veil it on the lower level near Macy’s. It rep­re­sents the planet earth and will re­main at the cen­ter for a month.

Upon con­clu­sion, the dis­play will be re­cy­cled by the malls waste haul­ing com­pa­nies, Olympic Com­pactors and Dream San­i­ta­tion.

The first 200 guests who Pledge to Make the Switch from reg­u­lar in­can­des­cent light bulbs to en­ergy- ef­fi­cient com­pact flu­o­res­cent bulbs will re­ceive a free CFL bulb. En­vi­ron­men­tal groups and lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions will of­fer tips in their fields at their green booths.

The Mall at Stonecrest will do­nate five per­cent of gift card sales for the day to The Sierra Club.

“ The Eco- Chic cel­e­bra­tion is a fun and ed­u­ca­tional way to cel­e­brate Earth Day and our planet,” said Don­ald Bieler, di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing at The Mall at Stonecrest. “ Pre­serv­ing our planet for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions is ev­ery­one’s job.

“ This is our ef­fort to keep the fo­cus on how each of us can help.”

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