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Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off the 16th Annual Great American Cleanup to Transform Public Spaces into Beautiful Places in Communities Coast to Coast
Leading Corporations Partner with National Nonprofit and Its Affiliate Network to Engage and Educate Volunteers to Improve Their Community’s Environment
STAMFORD, Conn. (Jan. 28, 2014) — Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, announced today the launch of the 16th annual Great American Cleanup.
The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program that kicks off each spring and engages more than 4 million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities.
Together with the nonprofit’s national network of community-based affiliates, organized volunteer events and experiential environment education programs are structured to beautify parks, trails and recreation areas, clean shorelines and waterways, reduce waste and increase recycling, remove litter and debris, plant trees and build community gardens, among other events to inspire generations of environmental stewards.
“Through our actions and impact, we help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound,” said Jennifer M. Jehn, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “During the Great American Cleanup, our volunteers’ work returns on average $175 million in measurable benefits annually across the communities we serve.”
The national sponsors of the 2014 Great American Cleanup include Dow, The Glad Products Company, Lowe’s, Phillips 66, Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment and Waste Management.
Here is a snapshot of Great American Cleanup events taking place in March:
The Great American Cleanup kicks off each March with events occurring from spring through fall. Keep America Beautiful and its community-based affiliates are hosting numerous events in recognition of Earth Day in April.
Later this month, the national nonprofit will announce additional organized volunteer events and experiential environment education programs for Earth Day that will take place across the country.