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Earth Day Peace Project

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Another Peace Project completed!

Celebrating Earth Day 2013 was a success for the U.S. Servas Staff. A small group of us gathered to clean up our town’s plaza and streets. Our main goal was to pick us as many cigarette butts as we could, as well as any other garbage that we found. Over a short time we each filled up our trash bags with all sorts of trash that was mostly hidden from view. Interesting found objects included:

1 Plastic Snake

2 Children’s Socks (mismatched)

1 Lemon

1 Lime

Various Beer and Liquor Containers

& Lots of Cigarette Butts

We were surprised at the amount of cigarette butts laying around our streets which are  generally kept  clean by our towns people. It just goes to show how litter can go unnoticed and then cause environmental toxicity down the line. For more information about the dangers of toxic litter such as cigarette butts (which don’t biodegrade) please visit http://www.legacyforhealth.org/our-issues/cigarettes-and-the-environment/help-us-stop-toxic-litter

Here are some photos from the project. We would love to hear of any Peace Projects you our fellow Servas members are involved with; let us know!

Amy and Rachel!april 2013 5april 2013 7

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Author: United States Servas, Inc.

Servas is a worldwide cooperative cultural exchange network established in 1948 and composed of member hosts and travelers working together to foster peace, goodwill and mutual respect. Servas seeks to realize these aims by providing opportunities for person-to-person contacts between people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Our mission includes providing approved US and international travelers with opportunities to be guests of Servas member hosts around the world.

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