KAB In the News – October 2022

STAMFORD, Conn. (October 2022) – Every day, we are tracking articles, stories, and mentions about the efforts of the thousands of staff members and volunteers who make Keep America Beautiful the nation’s leading community improvement organization.

We feel it’s important to gather these where they are easily accessible in one space, to share with our supporters and those interested in knowing more about KAB. We update this page every day.

If you are an affiliate and have a story to add to this list, please email Director of Communications, Abby Turpin, at aturpin@kab.org.

October 1:

Hallo-Clean with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

October 2:

Catch the First Glimpse of Fall at Desert Ridge Marketplace

Small Businesses Join Together to Clean up Midtown Reno

Applications Open For 2023 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

October 3:

Local history: House of LaRose patriarch was Akron’s king of beers

Bossier Schools and United Way Team Up to Make a Difference

KTMB and The Bin Trash Spa help clean-up Midtown Reno

Litter prevention and enforcement leaders honored

October 4:

Volunteers needed for Saturday Rivers Alive cleanup

Students learn environmental issues at fair

Recycling Plastic Into Unique and Useful Creations

Suffolk planning and community development is hosting a cleanup event

Fun with Otto the Otter at area library

Suffolk hosting ‘Halloween Cleanup’ event to scare away litter

Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful celebrates year of growth

Keep Carter County Beautiful praises changes in state litter law

October 5:

Adopt-A-Pet earns City beautification award

Composting, landfill fee increases and Leif Erickson

Fort Worth launches litter control campaign for cleaner, safer city

Volunteers ‘Love Our Lake’ with cleanup

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful spearheads 18th annual Flint River cleanup

Adopt-A-Pet earns Keep Victoria Beautiful’s beautification award

WATCH: ‘Keep Odessa Beautiful’ by taking trash off the ground and onto the runway

October 6:

New Keep America Beautiful CEO visits Keep Nebraska Beautiful conference in NC

Toss No Mass citywide cleanup is Oct. 8

Keep Midland Beautiful encourages community members to join Fall Sweep cleanup

Lakeside neighborhood cleanup planned by Planning and Community Development

October 7:


October 10:

Watergoat installed at Timrod Park

Keep Bossier Beautiful awarded affiliate program grant

Aluminum buy back day to be held in Jackson

Recycling returns to Jackson

Carson-Newman Bonner Scholars perform lake clean up

October Is Officially Fall Cleanup Month in Virginia Beach

October 11:

Bacardi employees in high spirits on job satisfaction

Residents encouraged to ‘Pick Up Pennsylvania’ this fall

Calling all volunteers: KCCB plans fall cleanup on Highway 321

“BeBot’ the beach cleaning robot makes stop in Okaloosa Island

Keep Victoria Beautiful has new incentives for residents

Free Household Hazardous Waste Event, Oct. 15

Halloween Hustle Glow Walk Planned Oct. 22

Great American Cleanup set for Saturday

Indiana CPAs Joined Forces for CPA Day of Service

October 12:

‘Small Steps Lead To Big Changes’

Recycling returns to the Capital City thanks to local organizations

Center City Weekend With Moira Quinn: Movies In The Park, Hola Festival, Biketoberfest, and More

DEP Calling on All Pennsylvanians to Help “Pick Up Pennsylvania” This Fall

H-E-B Donates $1M To Support 100 Years Of Texas State Parks

Residential recycling makes a comeback in Jackson

October 13:

Make a difference by planting trees at North Central Park!

Tupelo partners with churches, nonprofits to assist residents

Groups call on Pittsburgh Regional Transit to help eliminate language barriers

Tyler City Council greenlights new Lindsey Park entrance project

Hampstead Mall renovation: Conway Park expected to finish by end of 2022

October 14:

An inner city garden which feeds a community now serves as a recycling host site

Why Bebot — Florida’s beach-cleaning robot — made a visit to Okaloosa Island

Visiting Tyler for the Texas Rose Festival? Things to do, parade route, other information

Local Beach Cleanup this Saturday

Give Unwanted Household Items A New Life Again!

Wilkes-Barre Worker Bees to plant trees

October 15:

City of Covington seeking volunteers, sites for October 22 Great American Cleanup projects

Lock Haven Kiwanis renews highway cleanup

October 16:

Keep Bossier Beautiful wins Award

28th Annual Conasauga Watershed Clean-Up is Oct. 22 at 10 locations

October 17:

Impact Awards Honors Companies Focused on the Greater Good

Vital role of pharmacists to be highlighted in week of events

Goats return to Wyman Park slope for vegetation removal project

Copperas Cove 3rd Graders Learn At 17th Annual EcoHarvest

Keep Arkansas Beautiful volunteers clean up Arch Street ahead of Southwest Trail development

City of Harlingen zooming in on illegal dumping

City of Tyler Solid Waste Department holding free bulky item pickup this week

October 18:

Keep America Beautiful Announces Speaker Lineup for Vision for America 2022 

Keep Longview Beautiful sets second Sow a Seed event for The Green

Upcoming Spook-tacular Events To Celebrate October

Fall Sweep marked a success

October 19:

KIB Partners with Vizient for Annual Community Day

Organization to plant new trees at area homes damaged by 2019 tornadoes

Grand Prairie grabs garbage can glory

Keep Savannah Beautiful invites residents to participate in fall cleanup on Saturday

New Ideas for How Cities Can Stop People From Littering

October 20:

America Recycles event to benefit, strengthen community, sponsors say

Permian Basin Recycle Fashion Show to take place

Keep Athens Beautiful names fall decor winners

Nebraska City Notes

Killeen officials consider cost, placement for new welcome signs

October 21:

Help clean the Tennessee River

Cove ISD students learn how to save Earth ‘one drop at a time’

Arkansans Still Have Time to Volunteer During the Great Arkansas Cleanup

October 22:

Volunteers make a difference in Laredo, one tree at a time

Ohio Volunteers to Plant Over 100 Trees in Tornado-Damaged Areas

‘Junk Jog’ participants keeping Albuquerque’s Bosque clean

Residents helping ‘Keep Savannah Beautiful’

October 23:

Keep Blount Beautiful hosted annual America Recycles event on Saturday

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful lauds emergency workers’ recycling help

Keep Carter County Beautiful praises successful cleanup on U.S. 321

Keep Lakewood Beautiful Announces 2022 Beautiful Home Awards Honorees

KIB Partners with Gartner, Inc. for Cleanup at Bird’s Fort Trail Park

October 24:

Kiwanis Club Clean Up At Cooper’s Island

Special scarecrows pop up on the square

October 25:

Gwinnett County to Host Its Tribute to America Recycles Day November 5 in Georgia

October 26:

Fort Hood assists educating youth at annual environmental event

New playground, greenspace comes to Constitution Gardens

Keep Kingsport Beautiful is planting 75 trees to commemorate 75 years

St. James & St. John honored among others in the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Circle of Excellence

October 27:

Texas Recycles Day coming up

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful announces grant recipients

October 28:

County Arts Council Hosts 26th Annual Chili Cook-Off

BlueTriton Brands contributes funding support to expand plastic bottle recycling project in Jackson, Mississippi

October 29:

Keep Mesquite Beautiful and Hanby Elementary to celebrate Arbor Day with the community

It’s time again to dispose of the usual suspects

October 30:

Copperas Cove names winners in house decorating contest

All trash, no trick in Copperas Cove City Park on Sunday

October 31:

Volunteers needed for clean-up event along downtown bus route

Organization works to beautify Florence

Meet Amy Wells, the Executive Director of Keep Lewisville Beautiful

Volunteers needed for clean-up event along downtown bus route

‘Let’s bring Halloween back:’ Copperas Cove ‘haunted driveway’ ready to bring the spirit of Halloween to trick-or-treaters after months of preparation

Volunteers collect 100K lbs. of trash in Dorchester Co.


Contact: Abby Turpin, Director of Communications
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