What does “Earth Day” mean to you?April 22, 2010
Happy Earth Day! Today marks the 40th anniversary of the holiday and April is “Keep Georgia Beautiful” month.
It makes perfect sense to bring awareness to the Keep Georgia Beautiful campaign while also highlighting Earth Day as the two go hand in hand. To join the campaign and help clean up our state, there are only five principle factors to remember: Prevent, Reduce, Protect, Beautify and Improve.
Prevent Litter – When you see litter on the ground, pick it up. Also, don’t add to the litter problem by throwing all trash in trash cans. Become an advocate by getting your friends together and participating in a clean up day.
Reduce Waste and Recycle – Reduce, reuse and recycle. These three words can have a huge impact on the environment. Reduce your waste by buying only what you need, and invest in products that are made of recycled materials.
Protect Water Resources – Water is one of our most, if not the most, valuable natural resources and we are too careless with our consumption of it. Invest in water conserving products, build a rain barrel and keep storm drains clear of debris.
Beautify Your Surroundings – There is no such thing as too many trees or too much vegetation, so get planting! Another great way to beautify your surroundings is by adopting a stretch of highway or road and making it your responsibility to keep it clean.
Improve Your Community – This where we need you to become a “Keep Georgia Beautiful” advocate. Spread the word about the campaign and encourage others to take action.
Celebrate the day with us. We would love to know what Earth Day means to you!