Habitat for Humanity of NW Metro Atlanta partnered with Kennesaw, Georgia-based Novelis to encourage the local community to recycle more. Through this program, Novelis, a global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, provided recycling bins for Habitat and its partner organizations.
Thanks to collections from Smyrna-based Viking Alchemist Meadery and Voith Group, and the Habitat for Humanity chapters from four Cobb County High Schools, we have collected 320pounds of aluminum cans. The breakdowns are below:
Campbell High – 126 pounds
Pope High – 71 pounds
Hillgrove High – 80 pounds
Walton High – 13 pounds
Habitat of NW Metro Atlanta – 30 pounds
The recycling initiative began June 1 and invited 140 local Habitat organizations to work with their local civic groups, businesses and community partners to improve sustainability in their communities. Our affiliate will receive a grant to build houses from Novelis for $1,750.
“Like us, Novelis is headquarted in Cobb County and we are excited to partner with them in this meaningful effort towardenvironmental and affordable housing sustainability in our community,” said Jessica Gill, CEO, Habitat NW Metro Atlanta.
Novelis Inc. is driven by its purpose of shaping a sustainable world together. We are a global leader in the production of innovative aluminum products and solutions and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum. Our ambition is to be the leading provider of low-carbon, sustainable aluminum solutions and to achieve a fully circular economy by partnering with our suppliers, as well as our customers in the aerospace, automotive, beverage can and specialties industries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Novelis had net sales of $12.3 billion in fiscal year 2021. Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, an industry leader in aluminum and copper, and the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai. For more information, visit novelis.com.
About Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta
In 1985, Chrys and John Street met Millard Fuller, who challenged them to start an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity in Cobb County. They distributed brochures to local churches and gathered 12 people to form a Board of Directors. On April 1, 1986, Cobb County Habitat for Humanity was officially incorporated as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. In 2008, the organization expanded to include Douglas and Paulding counties and the name changed to Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta. Since 1986, nearly 600 homes have been built, rehabilitated, or repaired as part of our pursuit to provide decent, affordable housing in Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding counties. To learn more about the local affiliate, visit habitatnwma.org.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity found its earliest inspirations as a grassroots movement on an interracial community farm in southern Georgia. Since its founding in 1976, the Christian housing organization has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.