ABOUT KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL
A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country in which every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live.
Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, Beautify America’s public spaces, and Restore & Support resilient communities.
The organization is driven by the work and passion of millions of individual volunteers, nearly 700 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, and the support of municipalities, elected officials, and corporate partners.
Our collective action champions environmentally healthy, socially-connected, and economically-sound communities. Keep America Beautiful continues to bring people together to transform public spaces into beautiful places.
We’re in this together. Let’s #DoBeautifulThings now for a better tomorrow!
Trust and Respect
We will be transparent in our communication, with candor, caring personally, and challenging thoughtfully. We will suspend any assumptions and speak with colleagues and departments early to gain a full understanding of differing perspectives and points of view. We will recognize and appreciate the uniqueness of everyone, treating individuals with respect, equity, and integrity.
We will support creative leadership that drives renewed relevance, focusing on solutions instead of problems. We will regularly engage in brainstorming sessions to stay on top of current trends in our mission space. We commit to creating a team that is greater than the sum of its multiple parts and provides fertile and fruitful ground for educational, creative, and social progress.
We will use our positivity as a way of inspiring stakeholders, being inclusive, and celebrating our wins. We will practice the platinum rule, doing unto others as they want to have done unto them, and always assume the best in people before rushing to judgment. We aim to create a welcoming work environment where individuals can thrive, contribute, and be respected in their perspectives, without bias.
We will execute with discipline staying focused on our mission, organizational priorities, and strategic plan. We will collaborate with others to operate as one organization, taking responsibility for our actions, understanding decisions, and how priorities impact others. We will collaborate to get the job done, honoring our commitment to each other and our shared values.
We will remove the fear of retribution creating a safe space for everyone to be open and honest. We will show up and engage with integrity. We will walk the talk and offer constructive ideas rather than criticism.
MISSION & HISTORY
Keep America Beautiful® envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live.
Our organization’s mission is to inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.
Keep America Beautiful works hard to create a team that is greater than the sum of its multiple parts and provides fertile and fruitful ground for educational, creative, and social progress.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
As the largest community improvement organization in the United States, with affiliate organizations in hundreds of diverse neighborhoods across the country, Keep America Beautiful® confirms our belief a beautiful America is not only clean and green but also an environment where empathy and justice guide us all.
We believe a beautiful America is made up of proud communities and unique, interconnected people – and that diversity, inclusion, compassion, caring, equity, and justice are tenets of a better society for everyone. These are challenging times in our nation’s history. We need courage and hope, along with concerted and peaceful action.
As part of our operational values, Keep America Beautiful has developed the following diversity and inclusion statements to honor and celebrate our differences:
For Keep America Beautiful, diversity and inclusion mean recognizing and appreciating the uniqueness of everyone; treating individuals with equity and integrity.
Keep America Beautiful aims to create a welcoming work environment where individuals can thrive, contribute, and be respected in their perspectives, without bias.
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of streets, roads, and highways cleaned, improved or beautified
of litter, debris, and recyclables collected
of volunteering in Keep America Beautiful affiliate programs
Affiliates and Partnerships
Together, we are stronger. Together, we work smarter. Together, we Keep America Beautiful.
Keep Omaha Beautiful: Recycling How-to’s
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