We had so much fun over the past month of April celebrating the Earth during the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
We had to adapt to the changing situation with COVID-19, and we did it!! We conducted our sneaky way of having fun while educating and bringing community awareness on recycling, litter prevention, water conservation, and beautification. This was done through our online activities via social media and drive-through giveaway at the YMCA. Our Liberty County Earth Day event takes months of planning. When everything had to change due to COVID-19, the KLB Staff, the Earth Day Committee Members, and Advisory Board Members jumped in to ensure this year’s event would be a success!
Earth Day is for our community and by our community. We could not have our over 53 booths hosted by organizations, businesses, agencies, and churches, that typically partner with us at Keep Liberty Beautiful. The booths usually range from a wide variety of games, crafts, displays, and activities in our biggest education event of the year. We normally would have had hundreds of volunteers using their time to accomplish our mission of undercover environmental education disguised as fun. By redesigning our event structure this year due to COVID-19, with the use of social media and other creative events, we were still able to engage with over 1,924 people and reach over 28,000 in our community throughout April.
The month of April may be over, but we still have to take care of our Earth. Here is a short list to keep in mind of ways we can make a difference:
• Conserve water at home, by taking shorter showers, water yards only as needed, and turn off the water while brushing your teeth
• Dispose of toxic waste the right way, like paint, motor oil, and a host of other chemicals should not be poured down the drain or directly into the ecosystem.
• Prevent litter by placing trash in the correct location
• Try to use less electricity by shutting off electrical equipment when not needed
• Drive vehicle less by walking, riding bikes, or carpooling more
• Buy local, which help our area business and combat air pollution by not traveling far to get things
• Plant trees and plants to help the environment
We had to cancel our Recycle it! Fairs that were scheduled for May 9, 2020, due to COVID-19. We hope to have our next Recycle it! Fairs planned for September 19, 2020, with our Shred Day. The shred truck will be located at the Liberty County Health Department, Hinesville location only.
We are hosting a Drive-Thru Volunteer Appreciation event on May 27, 2020. This event is our way to say “Thank You” to all of Keep Liberty Beautiful Volunteers for their hard work! We will be passing out To-Go Meals and a gift as a token of our appreciation! You must RSVP to email@example.com or call (912) 880-4888 with your t-shirt size. You can also use the form that was emailed to you earlier in May. The Drive-Thru Appreciation will take place at our office in the Liberty County Community Complex, 9397 E Oglethorpe Hwy, Midway, from 5:00PM – 7:00PM.
We hope you can join us because we could not do our job without you, and we do thank you from the bottom of our hearts – Dr. Bell, Mrs. Rapolla, and Mrs. Pyles. To learn more about our mission, simply contact us at Keep Liberty Beautiful (912) 880-4888 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be sure to follow Keep Liberty Beautiful on Facebook and Instagram.