Stonecrest Mall plans Earth Day activities
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.”