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Keep Liberty Beautiful: Get ready for Earth Day 2023, Liberty County!
Karen Bell
Keep Liberty Beautiful Executive Director Karen Bell.

Dr. Karen Bell

Keep Liberty Beautiful

Liberty County will celebrate the Earth for International Earth Day 2023. Keep Liberty Beautiful Advisory Board and volunteers are working hard to plan a great Earth Day Celebration for Liberty County.

KLB Earth Day Celebration will take place at Bryant Commons, on April 21, 2023. The time for the event is 3–6 p.m. Earth Day has it all, fun, games, crafts, entertainment, and all activities are free! But secretly there is also a whole lot of education going on that you will not recognize as learning!

Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues to raise public awareness and is now a global celebration on April 22. Our Liberty County Earth Day event takes months of planning and is sure this event will be something you do not want to miss no matter what your age!

Earth Day is for our community and is done by our community. There are over 63 booths hosted by organizations, businesses, agencies, and churches, that partner with us at Keep Liberty Beautiful. The booths range from a wide variety of games, crafts, displays, and activities in our biggest education event of the year! We need hundreds of volunteers using their time to accomplish our mission of undercover environmental education disguised as fun. We could not do this event without that kind of commitment from our community, so to all of those volunteers and partners, thank you so much.

We will have games and crafts that share information about water conservation, stormwater pollution, litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, and community improvement. Those topics may not sound that interesting to some of you, but when you learn about the problems that litter and stormwater create by actually journeying through a “storm drain,” that knowledge becomes fun, too, or fishing for healthy, not polluted water fish, education gets a little more interesting! You can learn about water conservation and also the difference that recycling can make by going through an Earth Friendly Obstacle Course, which includes toilets and recycling bins and “tires” and a “trap river.” You can take a turn at ‘shooting up recycling items at an arcade-like event. Take some hoop shots and learn a little about stormwater pollution.

There are loads of different activities for kids of all ages. And for you parents and young-at-heart adults that attend, there are plenty of things that you will enjoy, too, including a variety of garden containers, like our backyard veggie garden possibilities, and herb gardens. There are loads of displays on ideas that you can use at home for waste-free lunches, composting, and using rain barrels to capture water for your landscape.

Several groups will be entertaining everyone throughout the afternoon. There are so many cute and entertaining components of this event. I wish I could share them all here, but you will just have to join us on Friday, April 21, 2023, and see for yourself! Taking care of the earth should be a joyous task for all of us! It is our home after all, and we are its stewards.

We need more booth hostesses for Earth Day, so go to our website www., and see what activities are available. Plan now to join us for KLB Annual Earth Day Celebration. Our celebration happens at Bryant Commons, 438 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville, from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023. Mark your calendar now to attend! If you would like to learn more, contact us at Keep Liberty Beautiful at klcb@libertycounty or (912) 880-4888.

Also, Great American Cleanup is going on now until June. Be sure to sign up online at: Signupgenius. com and Search: klcb@libertycountyga. com. All organizations, churches, businesses, and civic clubs are encouraged to register now to participate in these volunteer cleanups to spruce up Liberty County! Sure, we pick up litter, but we also make a valuable statement about litter when residents come out together and clean up!

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