Millions celebrate Earth Day

Millions celebrate Earth Day

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Today millions will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, including those in Dougherty County.

For Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful, every day they strive to find new ways to inspire the community to dig in and take part in cleaning up the city.

That's why this week they will be hosting Stash the Trash, Executive Director Judy Bowles says they are receiving a lot of support from residents. Over 2,000 people have already signed up to tackle the streets of Albany.

Several businesses and city leaders like Commissioner Jon Howard will be picking up litter, Bowles believes the appearance of our city says a lot about the community.

Even if you don't volunteer for the annual event there are other activities that you can participate in to celebrate Earth Day. Consider tweaking your daily habits, try to use less water by showering in a shorter period of time, or turning the water off while brushing your teeth.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, an average household leaky sink can waste up to 10,000 gallons or more of water per month. It's recommended to check  your plumbing often.

When it comes to electronics try to unplug, energy can be wasted even when the product isn't in use.

If you are looking to volunteer for the community event Stash the Trash, contact Judy Bowles at (229) 430-5257.

It takes place Friday and Saturday at 9 A.M., locations will vary depending on teams. 

Copyright 2015 WALB. All rights reserved.