Earth Day may be over, but our responsibility to take care of it is not. Last Friday turned out to be a perfect day for the Drive-thru Earth Day Celebrating. Due to COVID-19, we had to adapt and change how we conducted our celebration, and I think we did that!
We conducted our sneaky way of having fun while educating and bringing community awareness on recycling, litter prevention, water conservation, and beautification.
Keep Liberty Beautiful was also able to have online activities via social media throughout April. With the help of HDDA and the Bryant Commons Foundation, we had a successful Drive-thru event.
I also have to mention that our Liberty County Earth Day event took months of planning.
The dedication from the KLB Staff, the Earth Day Committee Members, Community Partners, and KLB Advisory Board Members worked long hours to ensure this year’s event would be a success!
Earth Day is for our community and by our community. We had eight sponsors and 33 booths hosted by organizations, businesses, agencies, and churches, that partner with us at Keep Liberty Beautiful.
The booths range from a wide variety of crafts, displays, and activities in our biggest educational event of the year.
We had 166 volunteers throughout the day that gave up 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 social media and other creative events, we had 207 cars with 621 adults and children drove through the event.
Right now, on social media, we have engaged with over 255 people and reached over 5,448 in our community about the importance of our Earth.
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
Our next Recycle it! Fairs are scheduled for May 8, 2021, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Due to the Liberty County Health Department COVID Vaccine schedule, we will only have the fairs at two locations, the Walthourville City Hall and the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.
We will also have a Shred Day. The shred truck will be located at the Liberty County Community Complex location only.
To learn more about our mission and KLB events, contact us at (912) 880-4888 or email@example.com. Also, be sure to follow Keep Liberty Beautiful on Facebook and Instagram.