EARTH DAY PROGRAM April 22 focused on SOLAR ENERGY
A big Thank You! to Mark Bolton, vice president for Communications, Marketing and Economic Development at Coastal Electric Member Cooperative, speaker for KMB’s Earth Day program co-sponsored with Ashantilly Center April 22. Mark’s informative and though-provoking talk about Solar Energy and the current and potential applications for this renewable energy source in our coastal region sparked lively questions and wide-ranging conversation touching on solar farms, solar hot water heaters and even wind power. Keep McIntosh Beautiful provided some brochures and a list of resources for those who wanted to learn more. Those attending also learned how to make a low-cost Outdoor Solar Light and could take home a DIY Kit to make their own light. Instructions for the light and the other reference materials are all on the KMB our website under “Resources.”
Ashantilly Center was a great program location and provided yummy “sun-themed” refreshments. Thanks to all who joined us and/or helped out. Want to make every day EARTH DAY? Check out some of the ways you can HERE.
This spring through fall 2017 Keep McIntosh Beautiful is once again be participating in The Great American Clean Up sponsored by our parent organization Keep America Beautiful.
This year’s theme “Clean Your Block Party” means getting together with friends, neighbors, co-workers or others for a cleanup or other project in your neighborhood, at your church or where you work, that will make McIntosh County a cleaner, greener and more beautiful place to live, work and play.
KMB will help by providing all the information you need for a successful project, and can provide trash bags, trash grabbers and water.
CLICK HERE to learn more, get a project guide and get started!
Send photos of your project in progress or completed to firstname.lastname@example.org We’ll post them on our website and social media.
Thank you, volunteers, for caring and taking the time to help keep our county roadways clean and attractive. You are helping keep McIntosh County cleaner, greener and beautiful and are greatly appreciated!
If this is not convenient for you or your group, please schedule your summer cleanup day at a time that is best for you. We would love to have some new photos of our road warriors for Face Book, website and newsletter, so please send in.
KMB is already into an exciting new year. There are so many ways to be involved in Keeping McIntosh Beautiful.
Thanks to all our Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who have been out in force this spring helping keep our roadsides clean and beautiful.
Since January, 98 AAH volunteers have picked up 3,640 lbs. of trash, 2 ceiling fans and a TV along McIntosh County roads.
This doesn’t count the extra support with litter pickup in recent months from the McIntosh County Sheriff’s office who has had a detail regularly picking up on Blount Crossing, Hwy 99 and Hwy 17. Thank you Sheriff Steve Jessup! We are also grateful to Peach State Services in Hinesville for bringing community service workers for Saturday pickups since February.
Additional AAH volunteers and teams are needed in Darien and throughout the county.
Please consider Adopting a mile in your neighborhood or along a nearby road or as a Homeowner Association group, a project of your church, club or service organization, or as a Memorial Mile for a relative or friend.
Every mile adopted helps McIntosh County stay clean and beautiful. It’s easy to register and report online.
Learn more or sign up at http://keepmcintoshbeautiful.com/volunteers-needed/ or call Julie at 912-289-1083.