Change can happen when a single seed is planted. That single seed can be planted in the earth and become a flowering plant. Or that single seed can be planted in our minds and flower into a movement.
At Keep America Beautiful, we believe in that single seed … that single, purposeful decision to do things differently, and more responsibly. As the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, we engage millions of volunteers who take many small actions that can bring about a world of change.
Positive change can start and flourish in your neighborhood … on your block … or simply by the individual actions you choose to take. It’s our mission to engage individuals to take greater responsibility of their community’s environment.
Planting a tree within 50 feet of a residence can increase its value by nine percent. Reclamation and greening of vacant lots can increase adjacent property values by 30 percent.
From planting trees and community gardens to lake cleanups and disaster restoration projects, our 4.2 million volunteers’ work returned nearly $230 million in measurable benefits across 20,000 communities during the 2012 Great American Cleanup.
Singular, personal acts of goodness unite us more than anything else. And when people join together in a common cause, they can do great things – seed by seed – for generations to come.
One person can make a difference. You can be that person. Join us and inspire others to join us. Let’s plant that seed together.