America Recycles Day (ARD) is held every year on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15. ARD, an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Through our vast affiliate network, ARD connects local communities to our national movement by directly engaging millions of people to recycle more and recycle right every day.
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), located in Reno, Nevada, received the top honor as the best volunteer program for nonprofit/community organizations as part of the annual Nevada Volunteers Governor's Points of Light Award celebration on Oct. 18.
KTMB was nominated by Patagonia, which has a distribution center in Reno.
Oct. 16, 2018
By Earth911 Staff
America Recycles Day (ARD) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. A Keep America Beautiful (KAB) initiative, this annual event started in 1997 to spread the word on the importance of recycling and to educate others on how to recycle correctly. Every year on and around November 15, thousands of local event organizers plan activities to encourage and help people throughout their communities to recycle.
STAMFORD, Conn. and PERRYSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 11, 2018) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, honored Owens-Illinois, Inc.as the 2018 Vision for America Award recipient at the organization’s annual gala award dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
STAMFORD, Conn. (Oct. 3, 2018) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, is partnering with Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) to bring high impact, public space community watershed restoration projects to 10 communities through the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Anheuser-Busch Watershed Grant Program.
STAMFORD, Conn. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, is mobilizing Americans to bolster their local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs and plants for its seventh annual National Planting Day.
Aug. 13, 2018
By Kyle Davis
My hands grip the aging staircase railing as I ascend a series of steps suspended roughly 70 feet in the air. Below me, the floor is a scattered mosaic of broken plastic and rubble. I’ve wedged a pair of squishy foam plugs into my ears, offering a comfortable barrier between myself and a chorus of whirring machines producing a dull white hum. The air is thick and dank, and every few minutes I’m startled by a distant crashing sound. All around me, there is trash.
Aug. 9, 2018
By Ashley May
As companies such as Starbucks move away from plastic straws, environmental advocates say these items aren't the worst litter offender.
"Straws are getting a lot of news, but on a volume basis, straws are literally … a drop in a bucket," Noah Ullman, CMO of Keep America Beautiful, told USA TODAY.
The national nonprofit works with more than 600 community-based affiliates and organizations to end litter.
Together with several partners, including Bee City USA, Burt’s Bees, the Durham Bike Cooperative, CompostNow, Bee Downtown, Durham Central Park, and Honeygirl Meadery, this one-of-a-kind event sought to educate the public about the importance of pollinator health and habitat in the Durham community and showcase local efforts to protect them.