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Field Trips


Upcoming Field Trips

CHaRM - The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials

March 2023

Our November meeting speaker is from CHaRM and we will visit the facility in March, bringing along members' items to recycle.


The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) is a premier program of the non-profit Live Thrive.  It is permanent drop-off facility that aims to improve our environmental health by encouraging reuse and diversion of thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste and other hard-to-recycle item from Metro Atlanta landfills and water systems.  CHaRM also accepts sorted single-stream items for those who do not have other access.  All operational expenses for CHaRM are paid from grants, donations and recycling fees earned.


CHaRM benefits the local community by having a location that is convenient and easily accessible to the public and accepting a wider range of items than curbside recycling, providing education about the importance of proper disposal of hard-to-recycle materials, and keeping hazardous materials out of our air, water and soil.

After our tour of the facility we will head north on 85 and enjoy lunch at Petite Violette, 2498 Clairmont Rd NE.

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Libary and Museum

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum provides a unique experience for the visitor. Through immersive exhibitions of objects, documents, photographs, videos, and beautiful gifts from world leaders visitors can get a close-up view of the modern American Presidency.

Highlights include a life-size replica of the Oval Office, a dramatic “Day in the Life of the President” presentation on 13 ft. screens, a walk-through cabin setting exhibiting the crucial Camp David Meetings, and an interactive map table that takes you around the globe with the Carters to monitor elections and fight diseases. 

Changing exhibits are drawn from the library and museum collection or are based on themes relating to the presidency and American history. 

The Library and Museum are surrounded by 35 acres of ponds, local wildlife and rolling grounds.  We will allow time to explore the grounds.  A special tour of the grounds will be lead by a Carter Center staff member.

After our tour we will lunch at Proof of the Pudding Deli located on the grounds of the Carter Center.

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