Founded more than 50 years ago in 1953, Keep America Beautiful has consistently been interested in one objective: uniting citizens, businesses, and government in the attempt to protect and preserve the environment. This is accomplished by engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their communities.
Did you know that Americans generate 251.3 million tons of garbage per year? Talk about the need for waste reduction!
Keep America Beautiful celebrates their work each April during Keep America Beautiful month. Their core issues are preventing litter, reducing waste and beautifying communities
Did you know that cigarette butts are the most littered item in America? How many times have you opened a car door only to step into a pile of cigarette butts left by someone who has emptied a car ashtray? Use Keep America Beautiful’s Guide to Cigarette Litter Prevention to confront this issue in your community.
Keep America Beautiful also has other approaches to assist individuals in making a difference. They work to educate schools and communities. Education efforts include describing how much litter actually exists, why people litter, who is doing the littering, and where and what happens to the litter.
Keep America Beautiful also works through a network of local affiliates, Working with your local affiliate can expand the opportunities to work on beautification efforts.