Mother-Daughter Doctor Duo Makes History

Mother-Daughter Doctor Duo Makes History

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Mother-Daughter Doctor Duo Makes History

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UMHS Class of 2020 graduate Dr. Cynthia Kudji and her daughter Dr. Jasmine Kudji, LSU School of Medicine Class of 2020 graduate, are the first mother-daughter duo to attend medical school at the same time and match in the same hospital system for their residencies. Read more.

Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Spreads Sunshine with Sunflower Scavenger Hunt

Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Spreads Sunshine with Sunflower Scavenger Hunt

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Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Spreads Sunshine with Sunflower Scavenger Hunt

Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful has teamed up with a local nonprofit organization called Team Miranda Strong to organize a special scavenger hunt to spread beauty and raise awareness for issues surrounding asthma and allergies. Read more.

Waste in Place – Poetry in Motion

Waste in Place – Poetry in Motion

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Waste in Place – Poetry in Motion

Jane Drzyzga, of Keep America Beautiful, shares a poem that she wrote after following the Waste in Place lesson Poetry in Motion. Following the lesson, students will be able to write poetry based on concepts learned during their study of municipal solid waste issues, and demonstrate different forms of poetry. Visit Keep American Beautiful’s Waste in Place page to download the free lesson PDF and access other resources.

Two Italian designers are turning everyday items into couture-worthy creations

Two Italian designers are turning everyday items into couture-worthy creations

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Two Italian designers are turning everyday items into couture-worthy creations

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Chiara Rivituso and Matteo Bastiani are Milan-based designers who turn food packaging and shipping materials into purses. Read more.
Keep Knoxville Beautiful Transforms a T-Shirt into a Bag

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Transforms a T-Shirt into a Bag

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Keep Knoxville Beautiful Transforms a T-Shirt into a Bag

Keep Knoxville Beautiful in Tennessee demonstrates how to transform and upcycle a t-shirt into a reusable bag.
During National Public Works Week, Conn. Public Works Dept. gives back

During National Public Works Week, Conn. Public Works Dept. gives back

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During National Public Works Week, Conn. Public Works Dept. gives back

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National Public Works Week, held May 17-23 this year, celebrates the men and women who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. In East Hartford, Connecticut, the Public Works Department is giving back rather than celebrating by volunteering at a drive-through food distribution site for those in need. Read more.

OKC Beautiful Completes 50th Anniversary Art Project

OKC Beautiful Completes 50th Anniversary Art Project

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OKC Beautiful Completes 50th Anniversary Art Project

At OKC Beautiful’s 50th Anniversary Gala, money was raised to install a public art project to bring color and life to a local neighborhood. The installation depicts characters of various shapes and sizes dancing in an Oklahoma thunderstorm. “Birdwatching OKC Lightning Thunder Dance Party” by Joe Slack is a colorful combination of paint and metal work that is unique and reflective of the surrounding community. The project spans two blocks. Joe and his assistant put 1,800 hours into this project between sketching, measuring, cutting, installing, and painting. OKC Beautiful looks forward to closing down the street and hosting a community dance party in front of the mural when it is safe again to do so.

Keep Key West Beautiful Volunteer Cleans Up Cigarette Butt Litter

Keep Key West Beautiful Volunteer Cleans Up Cigarette Butt Litter

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Keep Key West Beautiful Volunteer Cleans Up Cigarette Butt Litter

Keep Key West Beautiful Volunteer Tammi Hoback collected more than 11 lbs. of cigarette butts between April 13-May 13 while there were no visitors in Key West. Keep Key West Beautiful writes on Facebook, “Thank you to volunteers like Tammi who help Keep Key West Beautiful.”
Keep Montgomery County Beautiful and Montgomery County Environmental Services Share Composting Tips

Keep Montgomery County Beautiful and Montgomery County Environmental Services Share Composting Tips

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Keep Montgomery County Beautiful and Montgomery County Environmental Services Share Composting Tips

Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (KMCB) and Montgomery County Environmental Services in Ohio share tips to compost at home with your kiddos! Watch here and learn more about KMCB here
US Postal Service Unveils Earth Day Forever Stamps

US Postal Service Unveils Earth Day Forever Stamps

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US Postal Service Unveils Earth Day Forever Stamps

In honor of the 50th anniversary year of Earth Day, the United States Postal Service unveiled the Earth Day Forever stamp. The USPS says, “The Earth Day Forever stamp is a reminder for both senders and recipients that we share the atmosphere on our planet.” Learn more here.

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Highlights State’s Affiliates

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Highlights State’s Affiliates

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Keep Tennessee Beautiful Highlights State’s Affiliates

Every year, Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB) highlights the hard work and dedication of events hosted by its Keep America Beautiful Affiliates. KTnB writes on Facebook, “We hope this video will inspire you to continue doing beautiful things!” Watch here.
AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Sends School Books to Students

AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Sends School Books to Students

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AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Sends School Books to Students

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Mars’ brand AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate has pledged funds to help the First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books and resources to the educators and kids who need them most. More than 50,000 books have been distributed to nearly 20,000 students in under-served communities where Mars’ employees live and work. Read more.

Save Our Earth Sticker Supports Keep America Beautiful

Save Our Earth Sticker Supports Keep America Beautiful

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Save Our Earth Sticker Supports Keep America Beautiful

Audacia Products is now selling ‘Save Our Earth’ stickers in sets of one or ten with a portion of the proceeds supporting Keep America Beautiful. The stickers are a symbol to remind all of us to help keep our communities across the globe clean, green, and beautiful. @TrashCaulin on Tik Tok is also teaming up to spread the word — check out what he’s doing here. Click to buy stickers here. If it’s not yet safe to clean up in your community, get a sticker for your car or laptop to show your support for a clean planet.

Lowe’s Donates Flowers to Moms in Senior Housing Facilities

Lowe’s Donates Flowers to Moms in Senior Housing Facilities

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Lowe’s Donates Flowers to Moms in Senior Housing Facilities

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In an effort to show appreciation to the moms who couldn’t be together with their families on Mother’s Day, Lowe’s donated flower baskets from its network of small business growers and nurseries to more than 500 long-term care and senior living facilities across the country. Read more.
Louisiana Organization Revitalizes Historic Azalea Trail

Louisiana Organization Revitalizes Historic Azalea Trail

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Louisiana Organization Revitalizes Historic Azalea Trail

Scenic Lafayette, a cultural association in Louisiana, partnered with private and public resources to revitalize the Lafayette Historic Azalea Trail and grounds of historic properties along the trail. The group has gained the official Azalea City certification by the Azalea Society of America. Read more
5 Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups Born at North Carolina Zoo

5 Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups Born at North Carolina Zoo

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5 Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups Born at North Carolina Zoo

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Five American red wolf pups were born at the North Carolina Zoo on April 21. The birth of these pups is important as there are only 15 to 20 red wolves left in the wild, all located in eastern North Carolina. Read more.
The man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship

The man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship

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The man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship

Quarantined residents in Gustavus, Alaska, were left without an option for affordable groceries. So, the town’s grocer ventured across the Icy Strait to the Costco located in the state’s capital, Juneau, totaling a 14-hour round trip. Read more.
Virtual Tree Planting with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Virtual Tree Planting with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

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Virtual Tree Planting with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

In celebration of Arbor Day, we are pleased to bring you a virtual tree planting! IUPUI Grounds Manager Jesse Beck and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Community Arborist Hillary Cox show you how to plant a tree, from start to finish. They cover everything from determining a good location, pruning branches, prepping roots, to mulching, and everything in between! We hope you will enjoy this tree planting – social distancing edition. The Arbor Day Celebration Series was produced by Sustainable Landscapes Intern Dylan Patterson in partnership with IUPUI Grounds and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

Georgia 2nd Grader Does His Part to Clean Up Community

Georgia 2nd Grader Does His Part to Clean Up Community

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Georgia 2nd Grader Does His Part to Clean Up Community

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Georgia 2nd Grader Does His Part to Clean Up Community

Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful in Georgia shares a picture of De’merious James, a 2nd grader at Elm Street Elementary School, who is doing his part to clean up his community. De’merious worked with citizen Harry Brock to remove graffiti in Rome’s River District.
Starting Your Garden

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Chesapeake Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism: Tips for Starting Your Garden

Now is a great time to get outside and prepare your garden for the season. Recreation specialist with Chesapeake Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Megan Hale, shares her tips for a successful harvest. You can learn more about starting a garden on the Chesapeake Green Blog.
Ryan explains Recyclable or Not Recyclable?

Ryan explains Recyclable or Not Recyclable?

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Ryan Hickman, 10-year-old and President of Ryan’s Recycling Company, explains Recyclable or Not Recyclable?

Ryan Hickman started his own company, Ryan’s Recycling, with a goal to recycle as much as possible and clean up the planet. In this video, Ryan takes 10 common items and explains if they are recyclable or not (with a little help from his dad). Watch here.

OKC Beautiful Donates Fresh Veggies to Homeless Alliance

OKC Beautiful Donates Fresh Veggies to Homeless Alliance

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OKC Beautiful Donates Fresh Veggies to Homeless Alliance

OKC Beautiful picked and delivered 15 pounds each of beets and chard to the Homeless Alliance. All produce during school closures will be donated from our gardens to organizations where fresh, healthy food is sorely needed.
These First Responders are Rescuing Food

These First Responders are Rescuing Food

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These First Responders are Rescuing Food

As farms and restaurants close, organizers are mobilizing to make sure the food left behind gets to where it’s needed most.

In the best of times, the United States wastes 40 percent of its food annually, amounting to about 63 million tons. The collective response to the coronavirus pandemic, from panic buying at grocery stores to restaurant closures, is bound to inflate that percentage, food loss experts say, at a time when food insecurity is on the rise.

The biggest source of food waste in America is households, where produce wilts, milk spoils and leftovers lurk at the back of the fridge until they are tossed. Now, anxious consumers who have been hoarding food may discover there’s no way they can eat everything they’ve bought. Says Frank Franciosi, of the U.S. Composting Council, “We may see municipal curbside collection of food waste go up as more people eat in or take out.”

Read more.

Kids Share Appreciation for Waste Haulers

Kids Share Appreciation for Waste Haulers

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Kids Share Appreciation for Waste Haulers

Customers share their thanks to local sanitation workers for keeping their communities clean. Digital environmental services company Rubicon shares on Facebook: “Draft a poster for your local sanitation worker to thank them for keeping our communities clean during #COVID19. Use the hashtag #HaulerHeroes and share your posters on Facebook!” Click here to see the post.
Keep Martin Beautiful “Gloves Off the Ground” PSA

Keep Martin Beautiful “Gloves Off the Ground” PSA

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Keep Martin Beautiful “Gloves Off the Ground” PSA

We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. Our mission at Keep Martin Beautiful is to inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. And during this pandemic, our approach is no different. We wanted to make you aware of another issue emerging as a result of COVID-19 and it’s threatening our environment. Personal protective equipment is littering our community! We ask that you please watch our short Public Service Announcement video and help us spread the word. Martin County is beautiful. Let’s keep it that way! #DriveItHome #GlovesOffTheGround #InItTogether #MartinStrong #KeepMartinBeautiful

Ways to Reduce with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Ways to Reduce with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

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Ways to Reduce with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Learn how to reduce your waste and “Grow Green Habits” around the home with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful Environmental Education Program Director Kara Luggen!
“Recycled Animal” contest

“Recycled Animal” contest

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“Recycled Animal” contest

Keep America Beautiful Canadian affiliate Take Pride Winnipeg! (TPW) asked students to make animals from recycled materials. “We had no idea how many would enter,” said TPW Executive Director Tom Ethans, “but as there was no school, we were very surprised when we received over 365 entries. The students were very creative. While we initially were only going to have six winners, we expanded it and had winners in every grade.” Here are some of the winning creations.
Keep Fort Smith Beautiful Plants 100 Trees

Keep Fort Smith Beautiful Plants 100 Trees

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Keep Fort Smith Beautiful Plants 100 Trees

Keep Fort Smith Beautiful in Arkansas has recently completed a project involving planting nearly 100 trees of 19 varieties along the Greg Smith River Trail in Fort Smith Riverfront. Read more. Credit: Times Record.
Color Me Essential: A Tribute to Our Community Heroes

Color Me Essential: A Tribute to Our Community Heroes

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Color Me Essential: A Tribute to Our Community Heroes

Artists for Humanity, a nonprofit in Boston that provides under-resourced teens paid employment in art and design, recently presented a coloring book featuring Bahk-Bahk, its beloved Boston Terrier Mascot. Bahk-Bahk wanted to thank everyday heroes, our essential workers, with a little creative fun. Click here to download “Color Me Essential.”
Keep Charlotte Beautiful in Florida focuses on community greening

Keep Charlotte Beautiful in Florida focuses on community greening

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Keep Charlotte Beautiful in Florida focuses on community greening

At Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB), we love community greening. When the Wintergarden Church approached us to build a community garden, we were in! Within 18 months, the garden has 16 raised beds and four that are handicapped accessible. The project has a food bank, community garden, and soon-to-be food forest that are going to help us to reduce food insecurity in Charlotte County, Florida, by providing the opportunity to learn more about growing your own food, nutrition, cooking, and budgeting. 

This project has had many community partners, including Home Depot, Raymond Building Supply, and Lowe’s. We were also fortunate to receive a grant of a VISTA Volunteer to assist in capacity building. 

Keep America Beautiful Takes the Great American Cleanup Virtual

Keep America Beautiful Takes the Great American Cleanup Virtual

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Keep America Beautiful Takes the Great American Cleanup Virtual

Keep America Beautiful® is bringing America’s leading volunteer-driven community improvement program, the Great American Cleanup®, directly to people’s homes with the #GivingTuesdayNow kickoff of the Great American Cleanup Virtual Experience. For more than 20 years, Keep America Beautiful has brought communities together for the Great American Cleanup, which normally takes place during the spring months. This year, the Great American Cleanup was postponed to avoid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Great American Cleanup Virtual Experience, a feature of DoBeautifulThings.org, is a “virtual park” that people can interact with and beautify through virtual experiences. As users earn points by completing activities, walking/running, or fundraising, the virtual park will be cleaned and beautified. Participants will help identify where a Keep America Beautiful community beautification project will take place when the fundraising target is reached, and once volunteers are able to safely re-engage with one another. Read more.

SGN Graduation with Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Jon Stewart, and Malala

SGN Graduation with Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Jon Stewart, and Malala

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SGN Graduation with Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Jon Stewart, and Malala

John Krasinski highlights some good news around the world (including weather from Ryan Reynolds) and sends the class of 2020 off with advice from Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Malala Yousafzai, and Jon Stewart. And thank you Samuel L. Jackson for the SGN dramatic re-enactment!

3,000+ Flower Seed Packets Given Away for Community Pollinator Gardens

3,000+ Flower Seed Packets Given Away for Community Pollinator Gardens

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3,000+ Flower Seed Packets Given Away for Community Pollinator Gardens

Since Georgia’s shelter-in-place directive, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB) has promoted pollinator garden creation, to not only increase the number of gardens, but to also encourage family interaction and outdoor activity. KGIB decided to jump start garden creation by providing FREE Flower Seed Grab Bags. Promoted via social media/news articles and sensitive to local social distancing mandates, interested residents retrieved their labeled bag from the front steps of Brunswick’s Old City Hall. The “Grab Bag” part of the project added an air of mystery and suspense, as participants had no idea the number or type of flower seed packets they would receive. A resounding success, 335 Grab Bags were given away totaling 3,527 flower seed packets (seeds made possible by a Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation/The Home Depot partnership). “By sharing the seeds in this manner, we were able to provide community members with a way to Make A Difference while basically stuck at home – by planting pollinator gardens,” said KGIB executive director Lea King-Badyna. “We are thrilled with the excitement this outreach effort generated and are eagerly anticipating participant photo submissions showcasing the new pollinator gardens.” The Great Flower Seed Grab Bag Giveaway project lifted spirits, empowered residents to make a difference, provided quality outdoor family time, and will ultimately benefit our pollinator friends by increased flower gardens.

Planting Trees in Nassau County

Planting Trees in Nassau County

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Planting Trees in Nassau County

Planting Nassau’s Future is a Keep Nassau Beautiful program beautifying spaces in Nassau County, Florida. Working together with the City of Fernandina Beach and our amazing donors, we planted two southern magnolia trees across from City Hall and two Southern Live Oak Trees at the new Egan’s Creek Park. These legacy trees will grow with our community and bring life to these beautiful public parks for many years to come.

Welcome to the Tiger Prairie at Katy High School

Welcome to the Tiger Prairie at Katy High School

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Welcome to the Tiger Prairie at Katy High School

After two years of cover crops, soil remediation, and native seed planting, the Tiger Prairie is born! The Tiger Prairie is a restoration and outdoor classroom project at Katy High School in Katy, Texas. This one-acre area was originally turf grass but is now in the beginning stages of becoming a native Texas coastal prairie. Additionally, the Tiger Prairie helps with flood mitigation and serves as a model of conservation best-practices, helping our community reap the many benefits gained by restoring native green spaces in urban communities. For more information, visit the Katy High School Tiger Prairie.

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Launches #KOB20for20 Campaign

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Launches #KOB20for20 Campaign

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Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Launches #KOB20for20 Campaign

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Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Launches #KOB20for20 Campaign

In these uncertain times, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) is endeavoring to remain engaged with its communities and striving to move forward in 2020. KOB launched its #KOB20for20 Campaign on April 26 to raise money for the organization and other local groups affected by COVID-19. For every $20+ donation made through May 31, 50% will help maintain KOB through 2020 and 50% will go to one of the three essential worker groups. Learn more and donate here.

“Being Earth-Friendly While Staying Home” Shreveport Green Neighborhood & Education Program

“Being Earth-Friendly While Staying Home” Shreveport Green Neighborhood & Education Program

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“Being Earth-Friendly While Staying Home” by Shreveport Green Neighborhood & Education Program 

Shreveport Green’s Neighborhood & Education Program thanked citizens (as reported in the Shreveport Times) for conducting earth-friendly activities while adhering to the stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shreveport joined millions of Americans in observing the 50th Earth Day celebration on April 22 from home. Citizens sent in photos showing their appreciation for the planet at home by: showing themselves recycling, planting flowers, conserving water, children drawing Earth Day pictures, catching rain water, and other environmental protection activities. We were delighted to celebrate Earth Day virtually. We wanted to keep citizens interested in protected the planet during this difficult time. Those photos have been posted on Shreveport Green’s Facebook page.

“We know it’s a challenge keeping children engaged in fun and educational activities at home, so we want to provide parents with fun and informative worksheets that teach children a variety of environmental lessons,” says Casaundra Calloway, Neighborhood & Education Program Coordinator,  Shreveport Green. “This is why we provided worksheets from Rocksey’s Toolbox, a kit containing activity sheets created by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, because we wanted to teach children about litter, recycling, water pollution, composting and more environmental issues.”

Anheuser-Busch Responds to COVID-19

Anheuser-Busch Responds to COVID-19

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Anheuser-Busch Responds to COVID-19

Keep America Beautiful partner Anheuser-Busch is focused on taking care of its people, serving communities in need, and providing joy, comfort, and normalcy to everyone through their beloved brands. Anheuser-Busch will do these three things regardless of what tomorrow brings. Click here to learn more about their efforts in response to COVID-19.

The Story of Jonsey the Humpback Whale

The Story of Jonsey the Humpback Whale

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The Story of Jonsey the Humpback Whale

Environmental Sculptures creates large-scale sculptures filled with litter that is collected during community cleanups to serve as beautiful reminders to protect the environment by which we are surrounded. This video shows the transformation of Jonesy the Humpback Whale, a 32-foot, 2,500-pound metal sculpture at Jones Beach in Long Island, NY.

Garden Educators Make an Impact in OKC

Garden Educators Make an Impact in OKC

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Garden Educators Make an Impact in OKC

OKC Harvest is OKC Beautiful’s school garden program. OKC Beautiful discovered that school gardens most often succeed where there is a dedicated gardener in charge of maintenance who also coordinates with teachers to provide hands-on lessons to students. Thanks to a capacity-building grant from Sprouts, OKC Beautiful was able to launch a garden educator pilot program to demonstrate this model at two carefully chosen elementary schools. School garden lessons are focused on exposing children to science and math, language arts, and social studies within the contest of a natural environment where they grow, harvest, and eat healthy foods. Already the results are compelling. One teachers says of the garden program, “It makes them so happy to see that something they planted can provide food for everyone. They become connected to our community. It is an experience they will remember the rest of their lives.”

Florists and nurseries giving away flowers after cancellations

Florists and nurseries giving away flowers after cancellations

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Florists and nurseries giving away flowers after cancellations

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Special events are being canceled across the country due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, leaving florists and nurseries with a surplus of fresh-cut flowers. Rather than letting the flowers go to waste, members of the floral community are spreading joy and finding creative ways to re-purpose the blooms. A Utah nursery that was stuck with hundreds of thousands of potted flowers is giving away as many of the plants as it can — with the help of volunteers and United Parcel Service (UPS) drivers. Read more here. Meanwhile, in Virginia, a floral design company called Sweet Root Village set up a drive-thru flower show as a fundraiser for charity. Read more here.

Month-Long Truckee River Celebration

Month-Long Truckee River Celebration

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Month-Long Truckee River Celebration

For the last three years in the Truckee Meadows region of Northern Nevada, One Truckee River has hosted a month-long celebration of the Truckee River in May. The organization gets thousands of people out enjoying the river, learning about how valuable to watershed is, and taking action to protect it. In light if everything going on in the world, the team has done an incredible job converting the entire month of events into an online format. One of the new focuses of the celebration is showing the community the value and healing power of spending time in nature, especially when it’s along the river. You can see all their awesome work at onetruckeeriver.org and now you can participate from anywhere, not just in local Keep America Beautiful affiliate Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s little nook in Northern Nevada.

Balloon Litter Becomes Art

Balloon Litter Becomes Art

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An affiliate of Keep America Beautiful shows how teamwork in Virginia turns marine litter into art

More than 11,000 littered balloons and ribbons were collected by researchers as part of Clean Virginia Waterway’s five-year study on remote beaches in Virginia. A public art project was created to raise awareness about the perils of marine debris, with the focus on balloons. People often don’t realize that balloons and their ribbons rank in the top three most deadly forms of marine debris.

A welding instructor and high school seniors constructed the frames of a turtle and a butterfly. Students, parents, and volunteers met at a local art gallery to sort the littered balloons by colors, and fill the metal sculpture frames. The beautiful butterfly and sea turtle sculptures have been on display for public enjoyment and education.

“Balloon-released litter is so preventable,” said Mike Baum, executive director of Keep Virginia Beautiful. “People just need to stop and think of other ways to celebrate without releasing balloons into the air.”

Tears and Applause for Recovered COVID-19 Patient

Tears and Applause for Recovered COVID-19 Patient

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Tears and Applause for Recovered COVID-19 Patient

Nurses and doctors at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut, cheer for a 36-year-old COVID-19 positive patient who was on a ventilator for 20 days and was able to go home. Read more. Credit: Waterbury Hospital, Connecticut
Keep Indian River Beautiful Comes to Veteran’s Aid

Keep Indian River Beautiful Comes to Veteran’s Aid

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Keep Indian River Beautiful Comes to Veteran’s Aid

Prior to the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, Keep Indian River Beautiful and its friends helped a disabled veteran in Fellsmere, Florida, bring his home up to code through the Home to Hope program. The volunteers who participated in the home improvement initiative provided a much needed sense of hope and community to an otherwise solitary individual.

Improving the community with @IRYouthinAction #girlpower #GAC2020 #DriveitHome #dobeautifulthings

Posted by Keep Indian River Beautiful on Saturday, January 25, 2020
Memphis City Beautiful’s Curb Couture Trashion Show 2019 – Dress Made of Recycled/Repurposed Magazines

Memphis City Beautiful’s Curb Couture Trashion Show 2019 – Dress Made of Recycled/Repurposed Magazines

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Memphis City Beautiful’s Curb Couture Trashion Show 2019 – Dress Made of Recycled/Repurposed Magazines

Simply chic and beautiful fashion made right at home! This stunning hat and gown ensemble is made of magazines and was featured on the runway at the Memphis City Beautiful 2019 Trashion Show. Designed and made by members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter.

You too can do something beautiful! Design and create clothing and accessories from items that would ordinarily be headed straight to the trash or recycling bin.

It’s fun and so #BeRecycled. #DoBeautifulThings

Anheuser-Busch #OneTeam

Anheuser-Busch #OneTeam

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Anheuser-Busch #OneTeam

Working with its sports industry partners, Keep America Beautiful® partner Anheuser-Busch has donated $5 million to the American Red Cross to assist it in hosting blood drives to collect a much-needed blood supply for patients in the weeks and months to come. In addition, Anheuser-Busch and its sports partners are identifying available arenas and stadiums across the country that can be used as temporary Red Cross blood drive centers. Read more.

Keurig Dr Pepper Fuels the Frontline

Keurig Dr Pepper Fuels the Frontline

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Keurig Dr Pepper Fuels the Frontline

Keurig Dr Pepper’s Fueling the Frontline initiative provides Keurig brewers, coffee, and other beverages to hospitals and healthcare workers nationwide as a way to say thank you for their unwavering commitment and courage during this crisis. The initiative has targeted hard-hit communities from coast-to-coast including New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles as well as their co-headquarters cities of Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth.

Keurig Dr Pepper has also empowered their employees to thank a frontline worker in their own communities by providing a free brewer and coffee for them to gift directly to a medical worker, first responder, delivery driver, grocery worker, or other essential employee. Keurig Dr Pepper is also gifting free brewers and coffee to their own frontline employees who have been working tirelessly across the country. Read more.

Ridgeland Wildflower Trails of Mississippi

Ridgeland Wildflower Trails of Mississippi

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Ridgeland Wildflower Trails of Mississippi

Keep Ridgeland Beautiful’s Earth Day project is turning an underutilized space into a pocket park with its main feature being the Keep Mississippi Beautiful Wildflower Trails of Mississippi. The lot is located just off the Interstate 55N and will be a “welcome to Ridgeland” feature for visitors and citizens. The park will have a walking trail through the wildflower field and be surrounded by flowerbeds with assorted plants and trees. Throughout the trail, there will be iron sculptures created by a local artist, Harry Day, and park benches for visitors to take photos and to enjoy our beautiful Earth’s environment with trees, plants, and flowers.

Keep Ridgeland Beautiful Executive Director Jan Richardson says, “We hope visitors and residents will enjoy this beautiful and welcoming natural area at this gateway to our city. It will have a walking trail and be a wonderful spot to take portraits and family photos. We are grateful for Tim Taylor for taking this field from drab to fabulous and for support from our Parks and Recreation Department. We are so thankful to Keep Mississippi Beautiful and their support and excitement about the project. Come see our pollinators at work this summer.”

Keep Mississippi Executive Director Sarah Kountouris added, “With Earth Day a little different this year and seeing the amazing work Keep Ridgeland Beautiful is doing with their Wildflower Trail  — this will help make everyday EARTH DAY.”

A Message from Dow CEO Jim Fitterling: Dow’s commitment to our stakeholders during COVID-19

A Message from Dow CEO Jim Fitterling: Dow’s commitment to our stakeholders during COVID-19

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A Message from Dow CEO Jim Fitterling: Dow’s commitment to our stakeholders during COVID-19

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A Message from Dow CEO Jim Fitterling: Dow’s commitment to our stakeholders during COVID-19

Dow writes: “Our commitment is — and always will be — to ensure the health and well-being of our colleagues, customers, suppliers, and the global community. In keeping with this commitment, we’re sharing resources on #COVID19 for all our stakeholders: http://dow.com/covid19.”
Eight springtime wildflowers you can eat

Eight springtime wildflowers you can eat

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Eight springtime wildflowers you can eat

Each spring as the world comes alive again, wildflowers begin to burst into color at the same time that humans pull out their weedwackers and lawnmowers to chop off their flower tops or rip them out of flowerbeds. Growing right in our yards and paths are these harbingers of spring—and a lot of them are edible. Read more. Credit: Chesapeake Bay Program.
How to Build Your Own Rain Garden

How to Build Your Own Rain Garden

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How to Build Your Own Rain Garden

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How to Build Your Own Rain Garden

Catching water in a rain garden allows it to slowly filter into the ground. This guide provides steps to building your own rain garden. Click to download.
This Video Plants Trees

This Video Plants Trees

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This Video Plants Trees

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This Video Plants Trees

Treedom, an online platform where you can have someone plant a tree for you and follow it online, pledges to plant 1 tree for every 1,000 views on this video. You watch, they plant. Share the video now and help green the planet. Credit: Treedom.
One Strange Rock

One Strange Rock

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One Strange Rock

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National Geographic: One Strange Rock

One Strange Rock is a thrilling journey exploring the fragility and wonder of our planet. One of the most peculiar, unique places in the universe, our Earth. It’s the extraordinary story of why life as we know it exists on Earth, brought into perspective by the only people to have left it behind: astronauts. Credit: National Geographic.
Wild Mountain Goats Take Over Streets of Welsh Town

Wild Mountain Goats Take Over Streets of Welsh Town

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Wild Mountain Goats Take Over Streets of Welsh Town

In northern Wales, mountain goats are testing their new terrain venturing into the streets grazing on hedges and gardens. With many residents stuck indoors, the mountain goats have grown in confidence and moved into the city when they usually stay up in the hills. Read more. Credit: people.com.
Birds Eye View of the Seven Natural Wonders

Birds Eye View of the Seven Natural Wonders

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Birds Eye View of the Seven Natural Wonders

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Soar over Earth’s Seven Natural Wonders, including Mount Everest, the Great Barrier Reef, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Victoria Falls, the Northern Lights, Parícutin, and the Grand Canyon.
Take a Virtual Visit to a National Park 

Take a Virtual Visit to a National Park 

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Take a Virtual Visit to a National Park 

Take a trip to a national park from wherever you are! Many national park sites across the country offer digital tours and experiences that you can access anytime, anywhere. From digitally diving under the sea to watching the cherry blossom trees bloom, there are countless ways to get up close and personal with parks through virtual tours.

Photo credit: Phantom Ship and Mount Scott at Crater Lake National Park
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https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/take-virtual-visit-national-park

Virtual Tour of The Netherlands’ Keukenhof Gardens

Virtual Tour of The Netherlands’ Keukenhof Gardens

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Virtual Tour of The Netherlands’ Keukenhof Gardens

Take a spectacular virtual tour of the colorful view of tulips, daffodils, and other flowers blooming at The Netherlands’ beautiful Keukenhof Gardens! See beautiful nature and flowers recorded in 4K ultra HD resolution.

Photo: Shutterstock

Hand Washing Guide

Hand Washing Guide

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Hand Washing Guide

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take in avoiding getting sick and spreading germs to others. Download here.
How to Properly Remove Gloves Guide

How to Properly Remove Gloves Guide

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How to Properly Remove Gloves Guide

Follow these steps from the CDC to properly and safely remove gloves without contaminating your clothing or skin with potentially infectious materials. Always dispose of used PPE in the trash after use, not on the ground. Click here to download the guide.
Eight Acts of Goodness Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

Eight Acts of Goodness Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Eight Acts of Goodness Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Communal singing brought people together in Lebanon and Israel.

There is no shortage of goodness, kindness, and heroism as the world battles the novel coronavirus.

For many of us, the world seems pretty dark and hopeless right now. We are glued to our screens, hoping for good news, but more often than not we end up reading reports that fill us with anger, fear, or a sense of helplessness. Still, countless acts of goodness, kindness, and heroism are taking place all over as the world battles COVID-19. Of course, much of it is going on behind the closed doors of hospitals and homes, anonymous and unsung. But some of it is happening for all of the world to see. We’ve rounded up some of the good news as a reminder that, amid the darkness, people are still out there loving and caring for each other. 

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/eight_acts_of_goodness_amid_the_covid_19_outbreak

The nightly ovation for hospital workers may be New York’s greatest performance

The nightly ovation for hospital workers may be New York’s greatest performance

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On April 5, New Yorkers cheered for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak as part of New York’s “Clap Because We Care” initiative. (The Washington Post)

NEW YORK — Ovations are on pause in the theaters and concert halls and stadiums of this city. But they haven’t ceased. They’ve just moved into the streets.

Like clockwork, they happen, every evening at 7. Up and down Manhattan — and probably the Bronx and Staten Island, too — cheers ring out from apartment towers and brownstones, along with the sounds of rhythmic chants, applause and whistles.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/the-nightly-ovation-for-hospital-workers-may-be-new-yorks-greatest-performance/2020/04/06/e443195c-7795-11ea-a130-df573469f094_story.html

Kids’ Ocean Day: Inspiring Youth Take Action to Protect Our Oceans

Kids’ Ocean Day: Inspiring Youth Take Action to Protect Our Oceans

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Kids’ Ocean Day: Inspiring Youth Take Action to Protect Our Oceans

I Love A Clean San Diego is an organizing partner of Kid’s Ocean Day, which brings together kids to take action to protect our oceans. The event is highlighted by breathtaking aerial art made by the children themselves as they gather together on beaches.

How to Create Meaningful Connections While Away

How to Create Meaningful Connections While Away

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How to Create Meaningful Connections While Away

Author Priya Parker shares tools for creating meaningful connections with friends, family and coworkers during the coronavirus pandemic — and shows how we can take advantage of gatherings that are unique to this moment of social distancing. “We don’t necessarily need to gather more,” she says. “We need to gather better.” (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. Recorded March 27, 2020) Not a YouTube or Vimeo video ..

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful “I Spy” Game

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful “I Spy” Game

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Keep Forsyth County Beautiful “I Spy” Game

While practicing social distancing, get your young kids out of the house and take them on a fun nature walk! See if they can check off everything on this “I Spy” list. Click here for a link to the game.
Keep America Beautiful: Do Beautiful Things

Keep America Beautiful: Do Beautiful Things

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Keep America Beautiful: Do Beautiful Things

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Keep America Beautiful: Do Beautiful Things

We don’t clean up just to keep America beautiful, we clean up so Americans can do beautiful things.

PORTRAITS OF A PANDEMIC

PORTRAITS OF A PANDEMIC

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PORTRAITS OF A PANDEMIC

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Portraits of a Pandemic

This is a series of portraits that document the duality of life this pandemic is creating among those with essential jobs and those staying at home. Photos taken by: Autumn Bland in Northeast Ohio.

#DoBeautifulThings

#Do Beautiful Things

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