Keep America Beautiful Conducts Great American Cleanup Events to Mark Earth Day

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Keep America Beautiful and its network of affiliates and participating organizations are celebrating Earth Day as well as every day in April and throughout spring by conducting unique Great American Cleanup events across the country. Through the events, Keep American Beautiful is spreading the message of shared responsibility among the communities and reminding that small actions can make a big difference to preserve the environment.

The Great American Cleanup program aims to bring people together to transform public places into beautiful spaces. It highlights the Earth Day to serve a reminder that when people join hands for a common cause, it brings positive and lasting change. The volunteer events and experiential environment education programs that are a part of this effort are designed to inspire generations of environmental stewards.

Some of the key efforts that are a part of the Great American Cleanup program include beautification of parks, trails and recreation areas, cleaning up of waterways and shorelines, promotion of recycling and reduction of waste, removal of debris and litter, planting of trees and building community gardens, among other events.

A number of events have been held across the country during the first three weeks of April. Some of the forthcoming events to be held in the last week of April include Faith in Action Cleanup in Memphis. This is projected to be the largest Great American Cleanup faith-based cleanup initiative in the country with over five thousand volunteers registered already. Another event in San Diego, called the Creek to Bay Cleanup aims to remove debris from San Diego County locations.   

The annual Great Indy Cleanup in Indianapolis will be Keep America Beautiful’s largest volunteer event of the year. This year the volunteers will focus on transforming communities around Indianapolis’ Fountain Square. Other events during the week are scheduled in Albuquerque, N.M. and Rockford, Ill. 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.

Source: 3BL Media

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