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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
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Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
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Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
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The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two ambitious young Albany women want to make a difference in their environment. They're starting here at home.
If you haven't already, there's a chance you'll meet 23-year-old Charlie Pike and 21-year-old Grace McWilliams. "We're friends," said Pike.
The two friends are the backbone of a fairly new non-profit. "Greener Globe," said McWilliams.
They're on a green mission. "We decided to take it upon ourselves to volunteer our time," said McWilliams.
At least once a week, you'll see the duo riding around in of all colors, a green truck. Suprisingly, that's just a coincidence.
"It was just fate," laughs McWilliams, "threw some bumper stickers on it and we were good to go." You can now see them riding through neighborhoods picking up everything from glass bottles to plastic and paper.
"We've been doing it for about two months now," said Pike.
"Everything can pretty much be recycled," said McWilliams.
They say what people tend to throw away in the trash should be reconsidered. "A lot of people don't know," said Pike.
"Once you look at the trash that you're throwing away, so much of it is plastic and paper," said McWilliams.
McWilliams and Pike don't mind taking those recyclable items for you. Some people are starting to recognize their efforts and change their habits. "I am kind of nervous going into areas like Doublegate or different neighborhoods. They think I might be rummaging through their trash or something but I do get a lot of big smiles," said McWilliams.
So the next time you see them around town, give them a smile.
I asked, "So I guess now you'll be known as the Go Green Girls huh?" "I guess so," laughed McWilliams.
When the Go Green Girls ride down your block give them a smile and a little green trash for their mission.
Everything Grace and Charlie do comes out of their own pockets or from donations. If you'd like to help with their green mission or if you need recyclable items picked up you can call 229-395-8576.
The city of Albany will also help you make a difference. The city and Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful offer three free recycling drop-off locations. You can bring aluminum cans, cardboard, glass, magazines, newspapers and plastics.
Judy Bowles also encourages businesses to go green. They'll provide special go green boxes to get you started. "We hear everyday of people wanting to go green and do what's right and with global warming and other situations, we all need to do our part. One person truly makes a difference," said Bowles.
To get boxes for your business, contact Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful. Drop-off locations are by the fire station on Meredyth Drive, behind the Albany Civic Center and at the Thornton Community Center in East Albany.