GFWC Heartland Woman's Club wants to encourage our members and the community to become good stewards of the earth and our communities. We can do this by changing our consumable choices and by learning more about the physical world around us.
There is debate ongoing around the use of plastics and recycling. Please see our files section below for articles. Listed below are also some products members have found that reduce plastics use.
There are now cleaning products available that us a Forever plastic or glass botte. The cleaning product is in tablet form that you drop in to warm water. See Blueland website at https://www.blueland.com for more information and to order.
Rather than using the plastic shopping bags at the grocery store, it is recommended you use the reusable ones. Amazon Smile has many options but my favorite are by Creative Green Life. you can find out more about them at https://www.creativegreenlife.com.
Many companies have heard our concerns about the plastic K cups and their impact on the environment. Two of my favorite that can be purchased on Amazon Smile are SF Bay Coffee and GloryBrew. Check them out and order using Smile and our club as your charity!
The objective of the GWF was established 80 years ago in 1936 and remained the same ever since.
"To encourage the intelligent management of the life sustaining resources of the earth – its essential water resources – its protective forests and plant life – and its dependent wildlife – and to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of these resources, their interrelationship and wise use, without which there can be little hope for a continuing abundant life."
Ulcofauhatchee, published by GWF in 2011, gives an overview of both the ecological and historical significance of the Alcovy River in Newton County and provides three difference driving tours pointing out 89 points of interest.
The Alcovy Conservation Center is off of Hazelbrand Road in Newton County. They are open Mon - Fir 8:3- am - 5 pm. You need to call and let them know you are on the property at 770-787-7887. A trail guide is available in the files section below.
"Georgia Water Coalition’s Mission is to protect and care for Georgia’s surface water and groundwater resources, which are essential for sustaining economic prosperity, providing clean and abundant drinking water, preserving diverse aquatic habitats for wildlife and recreation, strengthening property values, and protecting the quality of life for current and future generations."
For more information, contact Gina Rogers, Director of Operations, Georgia Water Coalition. firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) – HR3742 is federal legislation that will provide states, territories, and tribes with $1.4 billion annually to catalyze proactive, on-the-ground, collaborative efforts to restore essential habitat and implement key conservation strategies, as described in each state’s Wildlife Action Plan."
The website accessed below has some great articles on the impact of the loss of habitat for our wildlife and how that loss will impact our lives. For Georgia, one such bird in peril is the Bobwhite.
Here you can find the articles mentioned in the sections above.