Sarah Visser, 37
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation
Visser keeps environmental awareness all in the family. As executive director for the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, Visser works with a personal and professional passion to keep Georgia’s environment sustainable for generations to come – even her own. She describes her 4-year-old daughter as a “serious recycler” and takes her to community cleanup events, which Visser attends even on her own time on weekends.
Visser and the foundation provide training and resources for litter reduction, community cleanups and environmental sustainability to the more than 75 Keep Georgia Beautiful community affiliates, the largest network of its kind in the nation.
“Our goal is to help them be successful and change attitudes around environmental issues in communities,” she says.
Clearly, it’s something she’s working hard at in her community, in her work and in her home. – ES