April 15, 2021
On April 22, Starkville Utilities and Starkville Parks & Recreation are inviting residents outdoors to observe two great American traditions — baseball and Earth Day.
While families enjoy games at McKee Baseball Park and Sportsplex softball fields, employees will staff tables in pavilion areas to distribute energy-saving tips and children’s coloring books focusing on environmental stewardship. Giveaways will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
“Spending a day outdoors enjoying our beautiful recreational parks is a great opportunity to raise awareness about Earth Day,” said Terry Kemp, general manager of Starkville Utilities. “It’s all part of our Renew Principle, a five-year plan that includes improving the quality of life in our community. A key component of those efforts is protecting and preserving the environment.”
The first Earth Day was organized in the U.S. in 1970 and became an international observance in 1990. Today, it is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, with more than a billion people participating in Earth Day events annually.
Starkville Utilities regularly shares seasonal energy-saving tips to help customers lower cooling and heating costs during extreme weather months. In addition to saving money, reducing energy consumption is one way that customers can decrease their carbon footprint.
Starkville Utilities also is sponsoring events and activities on Arbor Day, including a tree giveaway on May 1 and a community beautification project. Details will be announced soon.
Starkville Utilities is a municipally owned and operated electric and water utility, serving more than 14,000 residences, businesses and industries in Starkville as well as the state’s largest institution of higher learning, Mississippi State University.