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KEEP DOUGLAS COUNTY BEAUTIFUL PROMOTES LITTER EDUCATION IN DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS


Douglasville, GA - Keep Douglas Beautiful Executive Director, Tiffany Stewart-Stanley and External Affairs Coordinator, Tabrieah Cobb and Litter Prevention Mascot "Buddy" are promoting the concept of Keeping Douglas County beautiful in Douglas County Schools. Student's behavior and attitudes about litter can be transformed by providing them with litter education.

In an effort to teach litter prevention they have visited schools in Douglas County to speak with the students. They have read books to the students with catchy lines about picking up their trash, and throwing their gum away. The lines in the books could be turned into song, and the students were encouraged to sing along so they would remember what was said. It turned litter education into something fun as students enjoyed getting to sing along and also do hand motions as they read through the book.

In an effort to further encourage students to take part in helping the environment and Douglas County, Keep Douglas County Beautiful visited Mirror Lake Elementary School on Earth Day. They educated students in third and fifth grade on the benefits that trees provide to the environment. In a presentation lead by Keep Douglas County Beautiful Board Member, Marjorie Stansel they worked with the students to plant both fig trees and plum trees.

"Litter education encourages a sense of pride with a positive cultural significance on how we take care of our environment and I am proud of what my administration is doing to minimize litter," says Douglas County Board of Commission Chairman, Dr. Romona Jackson Jones.

"Keep Douglas County Beautiful is excited to be making an impact on the community by educating students on how they can help keep Douglas County a beautiful and sustainable community." says Keep Douglas County Beautiful Executive Director, Tiffany Stewart-Stanley.

"Keep Douglas County Beautiful has made it a mission to get inside the Douglas County Schools to educate the children in litter prevention to change the behavior of their parents and the community that they live in," says External Affairs Coordinator, Tabrieah Cobb.

For more information, you can contact Tiffany Stewart-Stanley, Director of External Affairs at tstewartstanley@co.douglas.ga.us.





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