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City distributes Environmental Education Program Guide to schools throughout Mobile

Apr 4th, 2022

Posted in: Public WorksLitter

- April 4, 2022 - 

For Immediate Release: 

City distributes Environmental Education Program Guide to schools throughout Mobile 

Mobile, Alabama — As part of Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s plan to address litter in our roadways and waterways, the City of Mobile has partnered with area non-profit organizations to make a comprehensive Environmental Education Program Guide available to every school in our community.  
Last year, the City of Mobile launched “Litter-Free Mobile” as an organized approach to addressing the litter plaguing our beautiful city streets and waterways. Litter can only be corrected by taking a comprehensive approach that includes education, prevention, collection, and enforcement.  
The education component starts with the new program guide. It is filled with opportunities for students to learn from Mobile’s best resources – our non-profit environmental leaders. It will help teachers at every grade level from every kind of school can find a program and a partner that will fit their students. 
“We all have a responsibility to keep our community clean, and I believe we already have many of the pieces in place that will help ‘Litter-Free Mobile’ become a reality,” Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. “There is no shortage of groups already working toward this goal, and it’s the City’s job to connect and support them in those efforts while empowering businesses and residents to do their part as well.” 
Strong educational programs can convince more community members to take ownership of the problem and work toward a Litter-Free Mobile. Chief Resilience Officer Casi Callaway has worked with public, private, and parochial schools across the city to make sure they can easily access the existing programs local nonprofits offer on the importance of our local environment and how our actions impact it.
“Mobile County Public Schools has many students and student organizations that organize and participate in community clean-ups and promote efforts to reduce, re-use and recycle,” MCPSS Director of Communication Rena Philips said. “We also teach our students the importance of our local environmental resources and to be responsible citizens. This guide is a helpful resource for us as we partner with the City of Mobile and other agencies to keep Mobile Litter-Free.”  
You can find the full Environmental Education Program Guide on the City of Mobile’s website along with additional information about the Litter-Free Mobile initiative