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Plastic Free July

July is the month to reflect on our independence, reflecting back to the year 1776, when the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England. Ever since then, America has celebrated the 4th of July as our Independence Day. While we spend this month reflecting on this independence, we must remember that we chose this independence for ourselves, no matter the trials and tribulati...

National Pollinator Week

This week is National Pollinator Week, a week where we celebrate and acknowledge the efforts of our pollinators. National Pollinator Week was originally designated by the US Senate 13 years ago in 2007. This is now an internationally recognized week of celebration for our pollinators. So wasp all the buzz about our pollinators? Our pollinators are facing an extreme threat of dying out...

Gardening Tips from Our #VirtualGardenTour

Our annual Garden Tour, normally scheduled in mid-May, is Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s signature event is a self-guided tour highlights five gardens within the city. This year we had to rethink our approach to our garden tour since we were unable to have an in-person event so our #virutalgardentour was born! We asked gardeners in Smyrna to send us photos of their gardens to share with ou...

World Environment Day

It’s time for us to celebrate the Earth, once again. But this time, we are not talking about Earth Day. It’s time for us to celebrate World Environment Day! World Environment Day is similar to Earth Day because it also is a day for us to reflect and celebrate the Earth, but World Environment Day also differs in the fact that it focuses on one particular aspect of the world. This year...

Upcycling Crafts for Children

Upcycling, in my opinion, is the best way to craft no matter you age! Yes, it is fun as an adult, but why not let your kids give it a go, too! Upcycling crafts for children allow them to learn about sustainability  and environmental health, but also allow their wild, creative imaginations soar. Set aside rinsed out containers, paper scraps, cardboard materials and more to create the ide...

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