Children Leading the Way
Keri Johnson a Kindergarten teacher at Hand-in-Hand is teaching her students to care for the environment and they are leading the way when it comes to recycling, conservation and litter prevention. They call themselves the "garbage people" because if someone is throwing it away...they reuse it! Just this week they are using Oui yogurt jars to make candy jars for their moms (March Mom's day is Friday) and they are bringing in old socks to make sock puppets (the students attended a play recently at the Center for the Arts and the entertainer told the students how he reused old "stuff" to make his puppets). For Valentine's day the students reused old cereal boxes as their Valentine boxes and for Easter they are using milk jugs as "Easter basket". Teacher and Students have taken their pledge and are leading the way when it comes to recycling. Students also like to pick up trash around the school.
Young Adults Take Action to Benefit Pollinators
Students from Bishop Hall Charter School Guitar Club and FFA for spending this past Friday morning working in the Cherokee Lake Pollinator with Beth Wiggins Grant, Candee Henderson, Jennie, Ruth Ann Maxwell, Karen, Artie Newcombe and Julie Murphree. Bishop Hall is a great example of Youth Environmental Stewardship in action. Friends of Lost Creek Forest who maintain the Pollinator Garden are very thankful for their help in getting it ready for a new year of pollinators.
Keeping Their School Free from Litter
Student leaders at Scott Elementary School participate in a school litter cleanup. Scott School is another of our Y.E.S schools and the students are doing their part to keep our environment litter free.
Great American Cleanup 2018
Saturday, March 24th KTCB held their Great American Cleanup event from 9 am to 12 pm. It was a great day with 168 volunteers, cleaning approximately 15 miles of roadway in and around the city of Thomasville. The volunteers picked up enough litter to fill 78 30-gallon trash bags, gathered 11 bags of recyclable items, 5 tires and several pieces of miscellaneous wood and plastic littering our roadways. We would like to thank Flowers Foods, Commercial Bank, Lowe's, Keep America Beautiful, Keep Georgia Beautiful, Nestle, the city of Thomasville Solid Waste Division and Thomas County Public Works for donating supplies, providing lunch and supporting our efforts to Keep Thomas County Beautiful #GAC2018 #KAB #KGB #DoBeautifulThings #KeepThomasCountyBeautiful #KTCB
Thomas University's Earth Day Fair
KTCB participated in the 2018 Earth Day Fair at Thomas University. This was a great day of fun and networking. Earlier in the day students took a tour of the local landfill and that afternoon all the Y.E.S Schools were presented with their 2018 Banners for achieving their Y.E.S. goals for the year. It was a great day of fun for all.