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Celebrating Earth Day

Butner, NC (April 22, 2024) - As we mark another Earth Day, it is important to reflect on the ways we can contribute to a sustainable future. At South Granville Water & Sewer Authority, we are committed to environmental stewardship and promoting eco-friendly practices. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, but here are a few tips to continue supporting a healthy environment:

1. Organize a Cleanup Event: Gather friends, family, and neighbors to participate in a community cleanup event. Choose a local park, beach, or neighborhood area in need of tidying up, and spend the day collecting litter and debris. Not only does this help beautify the community, but it also prevents waste from polluting the environment.

2. Plant Trees and Native Plants: Host a tree-planting event or community garden project to enhance green spaces in your area. Planting trees and native plants helps improve air quality, provide habitat for wildlife, and beautify the surroundings. 

3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Practice the three Rs- reduce, reuse, and recycle.

4. Use Sustainable Transportation: When possible, use alternative modes of transportation that reduce carbon emissions and congestion. Encourage walking, cycling, carpooling, and public transit use within the community.

5. Support Local Farmers and Markets: Promote sustainable food systems by supporting local farmers' markets and community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs. Buying locally grown produce reduces carbon emissions associated with transportation and supports regional agriculture.

This Earth Day, let's reaffirm our commitment to protecting our planet and embracing sustainable practices. Together, we can make a positive impact and create a greener, healthier world for all. Happy Earth Day from South Granville Water & Sewer Authority!

Issued 4/22/24 by the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority

Krystle Lee, PIO/Board Secretary

(919) 575-3367


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