Helen Lowman Named President and CEO of Keep America Beautiful

STAMFORD, Conn. (April 11, 2017) -- Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced that Helen Lowman, who served as an appointee of President Barack Obama at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Peace Corps, has been named the organization’s new president and CEO. She will assume the role on May 1.

Keep America Beautiful Launches 2017 Great American Cleanup; Encourages Family, Friends and Neighbors to #cleanYOURblock

STAMFORD, Conn. (March 20, 2017) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced the official launch of the 2017 Great American Cleanup. Entering its 19th year, Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program with an estimated 50,000 events occurring from spring through fall in more than 20,000 communities across the country.

March 20, 2017
January 24, 2017

Americans Believe Recycling Progress Being Made Over Time: Concerned about Amount of Waste in Landfills and Oceans

STAMFORD, Conn. (Nov. 15, 2016) – While the majority of consumers believe many of the issues related to recycling have improved since the 1970s, such as “ease of recycling” and the “amount of waste” that is recycled, most consumers feel the amount of waste in landfills and oceans is worse, according to the first “Consumer Tracker Recycling Survey,” released today by national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), a national market research firm.

America Recycles Day Encourages Individuals, Businesses to #BeRecycled Every Day

STAMFORD, Conn. (Oct. 19, 2016) – In support of America Recycles Day, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful today launched the #BeRecycled Sweepstakes, inspiring participants to continuously live a recycled lifestyle. America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, takes place on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15, and is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

"City of Grit": Five-Part WKNO Series On Blight

WKNO - 91.1 - NPR for the Mid-South
By Christopher Blank
Oct. 3-Oct. 7

Cecile Carson, Keep America Beautiful's vice president, litter and affiliate relations, was interviewed by WKNO 91.1FM, the NPR affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee, for a multi-part series on blight.

Here are links to each story in the five-part series:

City of Grit, Part I: An Ugly Problem to Have - Read story here

Lowe’s Surpasses $5 Million in Total Contributions to Keep America Beautiful

STAMFORD, Conn. (Oct. 11, 2016) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced the organization has received a $1 million donation from Lowe’s to support more than 40 local community service projects and Keep America’s Beautiful’s annual Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day Kicks Off Sept. 10

STAMFORD, Conn. (Sept. 1, 2016) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit which envisions a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, is mobilizing Americans to bolster their local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs and plants for its fifth annual National Planting Day. National Planting Day, which will be observed on Saturday, Sept.

Leave No Bottle Behind: Unilever Campaign Promotes Equal Treatment Of All Household Recyclables

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 19, 2016 -- When it comes to recycling, soda bottles and shampoo bottles are not treated equally:  only 14% of Americans are recycling their bathroom bottles, while more than half of American households are recycling their kitchen items.  That is why Unilever is reprising Rinse.Recycle.Reimagine., a campaign designed to rally Americans to reassess their recycling habits and treat their Unilever bathroom empties – like Simple®, Dove®, Suave® and more – with the same respect as their kitchen counterparts.

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