There have been a lot of spy movies lately, like the most recent installment in the Mission Impossible series.
I think sometimes a program with a mission like ours at Keep Liberty Beautiful may seem impossible to some people, too. Our mission: Keep Liberty Beautiful is a community education, volunteer action program dedicated to promoting litter prevention and eradication, waste reduction and recycling, and community improvement and beautification. Keep Liberty Beautiful has been around since 1983. Although the name has changed a few times, the main goal has been the same: Improving our local community through local citizen efforts.
Keep Liberty Beautiful has been an affiliate of the national organization, Keep America Beautiful, since 1983 also. Keep America Beautiful, Inc. is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, KAB forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. In fact, that is actually their mission: Engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. The guiding principles for us are:
• Education: This is the key to encouraging positive behaviors toward community improvement.
• Individual responsibility: Improving communities, their environment and quality of life all begins with individuals becoming more engaged as citizens and stewards of the environment.
• Public-private partnerships: Broad-based community alliances are essential to achieve sustainable community improvement.
• Volunteer action: By engaging volunteers, we extend the reach of our education and multiply the impact of our actions.
We believe that people make the difference in a community. Our goal is to motivate more and more people to step up and make a difference in our community. It means that a major emphasis in this program is to create public awareness and educational opportunities on the focus areas of Keep America Beautiful. It also means that the activities that carry out the mission of this program rely totally on the support and commitment of local volunteers.
For us to be successful, we need you. With a common purpose, all of us working together—businesses, government, and local citizens--- can implement fresh solutions for community concerns. Liberty County is already a great place to live in so many ways. By working together, we can create a community that is even better, cleaner, healthier, more attractive and truly enjoyable for those of us who live and work here. These are not just quality of life issues. Improving the litter problems here, enhancing the green spaces we have, protecting the health of our
Please join us this spring as we work to make Liberty County a better world for all of us … one day at a time, one choice at a time and with one singular mission.
Together we can accept this mission and carry it out successfully—even without the help of Tom Cruise.
More upcoming KLB events:
Jan. 15–Feb. 15: Phonebook and catalog recycling is available at all Liberty County recycling drop-off sites and at local city hall offices.
Jan. 26: Shred It Don’t Share It Day will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the furniture store parking lot on Fort Stewart. Call 767-6573.
Feb. 17: Georgia Arbor Day. Plan now to reserve a tree to plant with your family, neighbors, organization or business. Trees help beautify our community and make for a healthier place to live. Call 880-4888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.