Contact: Jeremy Stroop, Carpet America Recovery Effort (706) 428-2127
Dalton, GA (October 1, 2010) – Jeremy Stroop, Operations Manager for the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has been named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of 40 Georgians under the age of 40 who are making a significant mark on their professions and communities. Winners were selected from more than 300 nominations from the magazine’s readers.
According to the magazine’s editors, Jeremy was selected because of the significant impact that he is making across the nation and in Georgia towards increasing the reuse and recycling of old carpet, as well as his community volunteer work. As the operations manager for CARE, Jeremy networks with the carpet industry, entrepreneurs, consumers and government agencies to educate and implement programs that will help recover carpet waste in order to put it to new uses. “Since carpet is a petroleum-based product, it is a waste to throw it away once it has reached the end of its useful life in a home or a business. Old carpet can be recycled into numerous products, including new carpet, carpet cushion, automotive parts and erosion control devices,” said Stroop.
In addition to his work on the environmental front, Jeremy is an active volunteer in Dalton and Whitfield County. Jeremy divides his time among several local organizations, including the American Cancer Society, as their Relay for Life, Team Captain. Some of his other roles have included:
- Youth Leader, Christian Motorcyclist Association
- Site Leader, Conasauga Watershed Clean-Up
- Alumnus, Leadership Dalton-Whitfield
- Foster Parent, Walker County Foster Parent Association
- Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader and Budgeting Coach
- United Way, Young Leaders Society
“This is the 14th year we have recognized an outstanding group of young Georgians,” said Georgia Trend Editor Susan Percy. “Our class of 2010 includes representatives from business, government, education, law enforcement, nonprofits and the arts. It’s an impressive group and it’s a pleasure to be able to share their stories with our readers.”
Past honorees include: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Sara Blakely, Spanx founder; Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver; Steven Stice, UGA professor and founder of Aruna Biomedical; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Tretheway; and Jovita Moore; WSB-TV Anchor.