Cleanups-Great American Cleanup
Keep California Beautiful supports hundreds of cleanup, recycling, and beautification events throughout the state of California annually. We provide volunteers with trash bags, gloves, flower seeds, participation badges and other volunteer incentives and thank-you's. KCB encourages individuals, civic groups, and community organizations to come together to make a difference in California's environment by organizing events within their community. Each year, KCB participates in the Great American Cleanup™ (GAC), a massive nationwide event. Millions of volunteers conduct tens of thousands of events throughout the country. This huge effort in mobilizing volunteers and providing supplies from major sponsors is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful and KCB.
During the 2012 Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Great American Cleanup™, our nine California KAB Local Affiliates community partners organized 1986 unique events and contributed over 563,986 volunteer hours removing over 2,116,536 pounds of litter and debris from California's environment along 1,953 miles of streets and trails, 83 miles of waterways, and 270 acres of parks and open space. Additionally, over 4,800 pounds of recyclables, 3228 tires, and 60,100 pounds of e-waste were recycled! In order to beautify public space, 30 trees, 360 bulbs, and 1,240 seed packets were planted. The volunteer efforts of KCB program partners saved the state and local governments of California an estimated $13,208,552 while completing community improvement projects. To support this GAC effort, KCB purchased and received donated cleanup goods that were shipped to local communities, including garbage bags, bottles of hand sanitizer, reusable water bottles, reusable bags and seed packets.
JOIN THE EFFORT IN 2013!
Brochures and forms:
- Great American CleanupTM Notice (March 1-May 31, 2013 )
- How to Organize a Cleanup
- Event Registration Form
- Greetings, Volunteers
You can register all types of community improvement events including tree plantings, habitat restoration, community garden development, graffiti abatement, illegal dump site cleanup, recycling events, and youth education.
Last Updated (Thursday, 07 March 2013 13:29)