Waste Management Awards Keep America Beautiful Affiliates with Think Green® Grants
Ten communities receive grants of $10,000 to support local projects
STAMFORD, Conn. (Aug. 14, 2013) —National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Waste Management (NYSE:WM) today announced that $10,000 Think Green® Grants were being awarded to 10 KAB affiliates across the country.
The Waste Management Think Green® Grants are part of the company’s commitment to encourage the development and sustainability of environmental solutions that improve community environments. These merit-based grants support projects that KAB affiliates implement locally, such as community greening, increased recycling and environmental educational programs.
Waste Management has supported KAB programs for several years and is active in KAB’s signature programs such as the Great American Cleanup and America Recycles Day. This year, Waste Management also supported the KAB/Ad Council public service advertising campaign – I Want To Be Recycled – that is helping educate people about the importance of recycling and motivating the occasional recycler to become an everyday recycler.
“Keep America Beautiful affiliates are singularly focused on getting members of their communities to ‘think green’ all throughout the year,” said Becky Lyons, COO of Keep America Beautiful. “Our longstanding partnership with Waste Management has been a critical component of KAB’s effort to build and sustain vibrant communities throughout the country.”
“Waste Management, KAB and its affiliates share the common goal of providing sustainable environmental, educational and beautification programs to enhance the quality of life of the communities we serve. We are pleased to support KAB’s affiliate network and the vital work they do,” said Barry Caldwell, WM senior vice president and chief communications officer and past KAB chairman of the board.
The Waste Management Think Green® Grant KAB affiliate recipients are:
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