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Keep America Beautiful started the annual Great American Cleanup in 1999. Each year, Georgians and others across the nation come out in growing numbers to improve their communities by picking up litter in parks, waterways and roadways, planting trees and flowers to beautify public spaces, painting over graffiti, repairing local buildings and holding recycling drives and workshops about environmental education.
The national 2010 theme, “Green Starts Here,” is a rally cry that encourages volunteer groups, community leaders and people of all ages and walks of life to create more sustainable communities through their efforts as volunteers and through their daily choices and actions. It also reflects Keep America Beautiful’s long legacy of community improvement activities. Keep America Beautiful was “green” long before it became fashionable.
“Community greening began with the beautification movement of the 1950s and ’60s, and even then, Keep America Beautiful was leading the charge,” said KAB President and CEO Matthew Mc-Kenna. “Today, we realize that these efforts don’t just create beautiful places, they create a healthier environment, build stronger communities, inspire sustainable behaviors, motivate people to volunteer and improve the quality of life. The Great American Cleanup captures the energy and enthusiasm of today’s powerful and growing green movement.”
In 2009, Georgia had record-breaking participation from 737 communities across the state with 80,494 volunteers. Based on national independent sector standards, GAC volunteers logged a total of 284,903 hours of service, which translated into $5.8 million in labor for our communities. Locally, we had more than 1,000 volunteers participate in 2009 Great American Cleanup efforts.
Throughout March, April and May, an anticipated 1,200 KAB affiliates and participating organizations nationwide will rally an estimated 3 million volunteers to “green” their communities. Locally, Keep Liberty County Beautiful already has several hundred volunteers registered for upcoming cleanups. But we still have plenty of room for you!
America’s leading companies and brands support this national campaign. The national sponsors of the 2010 GAC are: the Dow Chemical Company, the Glad Products Company, Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water, O.B., Pepsi-Cola Company, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Solo Cup Company, Troy-Bilt Lawn and Garden Equipment, Waste Management, Inc., Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., promotional partners: Crescent Art and Framing Products and Get Green Racing, and educational partner: Rubber Manufacturers Association. State sponsors are Keep Georgia Beautiful, Cross Town Realty, Georgia Power and the Organic Renewable Energy Organization.
Instill a sense of pride in our beautiful community and join us in 2010 for Georgia’s Great American Cleanup. Green starts here and green starts with you!

Upcoming KLCB events:
The Great American Cleanup dates so far:
• March 13: Community cleanup day, Highway 84, Highway 17 and Islands Highway
• March 27: City of Riceboro
• April 17: Cities of Gum Branch, Flemington, Midway and Walthourville
• April 22: Earth Day in the Park Festival
• April 24: City of Hinesville

For more information on Keep Liberty County Beautiful programs, contact Swida at 880-4888 or
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