Great American Cleanup Encourages Volunteers to Take Action in Their Communities
This weekend, Keep America Beautiful is mobilizing millions of volunteers as part of the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program that runs from March through May. Every spring, the Great American Cleanup is activated in more than 20,000 communities and engages upwards of 4 million volunteers who take action to improve their local communities.
Country’s Largest Community Improvement Movement Features Events in Nine Cities
STAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Great American Cleanup, Keep America Beautiful’s flagship program, is conducting its second annual “National Day of Action” on Saturday, April 6, with volunteer initiatives taking place throughout the country. The day serves as a national platform to encourage volunteerism through Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities.
Keep America Beautiful in Partnership with Dr Pepper Snapple Group to Offer Grants for Recycling Bins in Parks
STAMFORD, Conn., March 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) today announced a partnership agreement focusing on increasing recycling in city, regional and state public parks across the country. As part of the one-year collaboration, DPS is donating $300,000 to KAB primarily to fund the placement of recycling bins to provide citizens visiting public parks greater access to recycling systems.
National Nonprofit Kicks Off Flagship Program, “Great American Cleanup” at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas
STAMFORD, Conn., Mar. 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build vibrant communities, today announced its first-ever annual social mission goals. These goals reflect the nonprofit’s actions, which create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.
Foundation Provides More Than 11,500 Recycling Bins for Campus Initiatives
STAMFORD, Conn., March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Alcoa Foundation is partnering with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) to provide more than 11,500 recycling bins to 35 college and universities throughout the United States. These recycling bins will help to expand on-campus recycling programs and raise awareness about the environmental impact of recycling.
More than 1,500 Schools Mark Second Annual K-12 Recycle-Bowl Competition; 4.5 Million Pounds of Recyclables Recovered
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, today announced the winners of “Recycle-Bowl,” the first nationwide recycling competition for elementary-, middle- and high-school students. Recycle-Bowl, sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), reached more than 900,000 students across America with schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia competing.
National Program Continues to Reduce Cigarette Litter by More than Half
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful (KAB) reports an average 55 percent reduction of cigarette litter in the communities implementing KAB’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) during 2012. In 2012, the program’s 10th year, there were 195 grant-supported implementations across the country in a variety of places including downtowns, roadways, beaches, parks, marinas, colleges/universities, tourist spots, and at special events.
13th Annual Competition Builds Impact with new Basketball Game Day and Film Plastics Recycling Categories
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ - RecycleMania is back in action as college campuses compete to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste. For an eight-week period, beginning today and running alongside the NCAA basketball tournament, colleges and universities take part in an exciting competition that increases recycling participation by students and staff, while raising awareness about waste reduction programs on campuses.
National Nonprofit to Support More than 100 Community Improvement Initiatives
STAMFORD, Conn. Jan. 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) today announced a $1 million donation from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) to support the national nonprofit’s mission to build and sustain vibrant communities. This is Lowe’s second $1 million contribution to Keep America Beautiful to engage volunteers to take action to benefit local communities across the country.