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Green Starts Here
Through May, an anticipated 1,200 Keep America Beautiful affiliates and participating organizations nationwide are working towards a record-setting goal of recruiting and activating 4 million volunteers to beautify and green their neighborhoods. The 2012 theme, "#Green Starts Here," is a rallying call that encourages civic leaders and volunteer groups to begin creating 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 waste reduction, recycling, beautification and community greening activities.
Saturday, April 28
In 2011, nearly 3.8 million volunteers in 16,500 communities took part in the Great American Cleanup, collecting 177 million pounds of litter and debris. According to Keep America Beautiful, an emphasis on recycling resulted in the collection of:
- More than 290 million plastic bottles;
- 7.9 million pounds of electronics;
- 13.4 million pounds of aluminum and steel;
- 12.1 million pounds of glass; and
- 807,000 scrap tires.
Named 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, LG Electronics views its involvement in Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup as a key element of the company’s many sustainability initiatives, including LG’s industry-leading commitment to voluntarily reduce its U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by the end of 2020, compared with a 2007 baseline.
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About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
let green start with you www.kab.org
About Keep New York City Beautiful Coalition
The goal of KNYCB, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), is to improve the cleanliness and beauty of our city by encouraging volunteers to become involved in urban beautification efforts, such as community clean ups, street sweeping, parks beautification, graffiti removal, tree and flower plantings, street median cleaning, etc.