Three Focus Areas for Programming:
- Litter Prevention
- Beautification & Greening
- Waste Reduction & Recycling
Value of our programming:
Keep NC Beautiful offers hands-on community improvement projects that allow everyone to take personal responsibility for the cleanliness and sustainability of their community environments. We know that North Carolina’s beauty attracts investment through travel and tourism, business and people looking for a better quality of life. KNCB’s work in enhancing and preserving our state’s beauty is our business model.
Great American Cleanup – Keep America Beautiful’s signature program – and the nation’s largest community improvement effort – takes place annually from March 1 through May 31. We work with our 35 affiliates statewide to plan litter clean-ups, garden and flower plantings, graffiti cleanups and classroom presentations.
Community Improvement Awards – KNCB awards schools, nonprofits and individuals with $500 grants annually to conduct community improvement projects; grant application process begins in January
Most Unusual Litter Contest – KNCB awards cash prizes bi-annually to individuals or groups who pick up bizarre litter during a community clean-up drive
Tarp Day – An annual event in which local KNCB affiliates work with local law enforcement agencies and solid waste personnel to distribute free tarps and litter prevention brochures at landfills and recycling centers. Goal: To reduce accidents from unsecured loads and roadside litter.
America Recycles Day (ARD) – Celebrated annually on November 15. KNCB hosts annual recycling collection events in Raleigh and Charlotte. Plus, KNCB assists in coordinating many local recycling drives statewide.
Who participates in our programming?
Our 35 community affiliates representing 33 counties including Ashe, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Catawba, Clay, Cleveland, Craven, Cumberland, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston (Belmont, Gastonia), Guilford (Greensboro/High Point), Iredell, McDowell, Mecklenburg (County/City of Charlotte), Moore, Nash/Edgecombe, New Hanover, Onslow, Pasquotank, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Scotland, Wake, Wilkes and Wilson.
YOU & YOUR COMMUNITY – Contact our office to participate in one of our programs today. You do not have been an affiliate to join our effort.