Keep Martin Beautiful Celebrates Earth Day
Featured in Friends & Neighbors of Martin County by Tiffany Kincaid
Earth - it’s our only home.
Since 1970, the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22. It’s an opportunity to foster our appreciation for our planet’s abundant natural resources, become more aware of the many issues that threaten the sustainability of our planet, and consider the ways we can all do our part to be better environmental stewards.
While global environmental issues such as air and water pollution, deforestation, and climate change require major shifts in policy initiatives, there are people and organizations throughout the world making a difference at the local level. For them, and for nonprofit organizations like Keep Martin Beautiful, every day is Earth Day.
On April 28, Keep Martin Beautiful will shine a spotlight on the people and organizations that have taken the initiative to “think globally, act locally.”
More than 40 individuals, nonprofits, civic groups, and government agencies will be honored for their environmental efforts during the past year. We were so impressed with the diversity of activities - from community cleanups and traveling gardens to murals and upcycled clothing – and the many ways people in Martin County express their love for the environment. We are excited to celebrate them during our Environmental Stewardship Awards ceremony at Sailfish Point County Club. You can view the entire list of nominees here.
If you’d like to join us at the Environmental Stewardship Awards, surrounded by likeminded people who care deeply about our planet and our community, click here to reserve your tickets, or follow us on Facebook as we share the nominees and winners.
There are many small and simple actions you can take on Earth Day, or any day, to “act locally.” Here are just a few ideas: participate in a beach cleanup, pick up roadside litter, plant a tree, give up plastic bags, choose sustainable food sources, conserve water, or donate clothing to those in need through a nonprofit thrift store.
Margaret Mead said it best in this quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
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