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A more sustainable future can start in a lot of places. It can start with a cleanup activity that engages local residents to come together for the betterment of their community.
It can start with an educational event, recycling drive, graffiti paint-out, planting a community garden or planting just one tree. Great movements begin with small actions.
Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup begins with small actions – the actions of individuals.
And those small actions lead to significant impact.
Most importantly, taking action starts within all of us, as we make a conscious decision to make a difference.
Vibrant communities aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, they’re places with engaged citizens, more active local economies, higher property values, healthier environments, and improved public safety. They’re better places to raise a family, start a business, or go to school. They’re better places for living our lives.
Thanks to everyone who plays a role in the Great American Cleanup—sponsors, volunteers, local organizations and coordinators. The Great American Cleanup results, highlighted here (PDF), offer proof of the power of our individual and collective actions.