Boy Scouts Of America Troop 500, located in Hinesville, GA. Those young men came prepared to help us out in the garden, with tools and their willingness to work. We gave them a short tour of our office, and some of them had never seen the World Largest Crayon. It was fantastic to see their expressions when they found out that the community came together to make that giant crayon. After the tour, they did not hesitate to get to work to improve and prepare our reading garden for spring planting.
Keep Liberty Beautiful embraces the goal of Keep America Beautiful: To engage individuals in taking greater responsibility for improving their community environment. Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to community improvement through litter prevention, waste reduction/recycling, and beautification. KAB was founded in 1953 and has grown into the nation’s leading community involvement organization, with more than 1,200 local affiliates and participating organizations.
So not only do we need to make sure Liberty county is green and beautiful, but we must keep it that way by not littering. Litter is any piece of misplaced solid waste. It can range in size from tiny bits of paper to large appliances and automobiles. There are about 3.8 million miles of roadway across the country, maintained by national, state, and county. The most frequently counted littered items in the world are cigarette butts, paper, and plastic.
There are several things we can do in our community to promote litter prevention: 1. Share with others, like your family, neighbors, co-workers, on properly disposing of litter.
2. Encourage groups like civic clubs, youth groups, sports teams, and church groups that you and your family members support to become involved in cleanup and recycling projects.
3. Look for ways to beautify your neighborhood and community. Areas that are maintained and attractive are littered less, and research shows that they are usually safer, too.
4. Ensure an adequate number of appropriately placed containers for garbage disposal in your workplace. Make sure that designated smoking areas have receptacles for cigarette butts, too. (KLB has free wall or stand-alone cigarette receptacles available) Cigarette butts can take from two to twenty years to decompose. They are also a disgusting litter problem.
5. At community and sports events, look for containers to dispose of snack wrappers and drink containers. Don’t just throw them on the ground.
When Liberty County is green, beautiful, and litter- free, that makes a powerful statement! Help us Keep Liberty Beautiful! Contact us at (912) 880-4888 or klcb@libertycountyga. com or www.keeplibertybeautiful.org for more information!