I believe the old saying is true, that it takes a village to grow and keep things going strong. Since I came to Liberty County in 2004, the people here have repeatedly reinforced that belief with their support and kindness. Keep Liberty Beautiful was honored for its efforts to protect and improve the local environment, which was only possible because of the Liberty County Community support. Keep Liberty Beautiful recently received the 2019/2020 Governor’s Circle Award for its outstanding community beautification and environmental sustainability achievements.
The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation presented the award to recognize exemplary performance in litter reduction, waste minimization, and community greening.
To qualify for the 2019/2020 Governor’s Circle Award, affiliates must be certified by Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the national nonprofit that oversees state and local programming, as well as active members of the Georgia network from July 2019 through June 2020. Certified KAB affiliates are required to effect meaningful, positive, and lasting change by directly addressing community needs in the areas of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, and beautification.
“We believe that everyone deserves to live in a clean, green, and beautiful environment,” said Natalie Johnston-Russell, executive director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. “Over the last several months, when having access to green space has been a much-needed respite for individuals and families during the pandemic, this vision has taken on even more importance. The affiliates receiving the Governor’s Circle Award have shown incredible perseverance in pursuit of our mission, and we’re thankful for their creativity and dedication during these challenging times.”
“Team Keep Liberty Beautiful knows that our wonderful volunteers and sponsors are what make our award-winning program a success,” said Dr. Karen Bell, executive director of Keep Liberty Beautiful. “We received so much support from Liberty County to run our programs like Rivers Alive, Great American Cleanup, the Adopt Liberty Program, Earth Day Celebration, Bring One For The Chipper, Recycle It! Fairs, and Arbor Day.” “When we all work together, it makes our community a better, cleaner, and beautiful place to live.”
We at Keep Liberty Beautiful would like to thank everyone who takes the time to make Liberty County green, clean, and beautiful. Remember, you can do your part by recycling your electronics, tires, and Christmas trees at Bring One For The Chipper on January 9, 2021. KLB partnered with Georgia Power, Georgia Forestry Commission, Liberty County Road Department, Liberty County Solid Waste Department, Brewer Christmas Tree Farm, and South Georgia Tire in Hinesville. The drop off location for these items is at the Liberty County Health Department. A list of collectible items is on the Keep Liberty Beautiful website www.keeplibertybeautiful.org. Contact KLB if you have questions at (912) 880-4888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Team Keep Liberty Beautiful wishes you and your family a Safe and Happy New Year!