KAB In the News – September 2022

STAMFORD, Conn. (September 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

September 1:

Kickstart: Recycling 9 to 5

You can, and should, recycle bathroom items

Local Living: Labor Day Parade and Jubilee Festival

Local residents gear up for ‘Great Arkansas Cleanup’

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES 50 STATES COLLECTION TO BENEFIT CHARITY

It’s time once again to clean up Lake Murray

Keep Odessa Beautiful asks for residents to donate denim materials

September 2:

Keep Newnan Beautiful hosts stream cleanup at CJ Smith Park

Annual river cleanup event successful

Make sure to do maintenance in your yard to avoid weeds in the wake of rain

September 4:

Jackson gears up for Second Community Clean-Up Day

September 5:

Keep the Midlands beautiful accepting volunteers for Lakeside Litter Sweep

Santa Fe park unveils special features for bees

Anti-litter, hazardous waste disposal events set for September in the Poconos

Volunteer Opportunity: Help keep Lake Murray beautiful

Keep Midland Beautiful hosts 26th Annual Trio of Gardens

September 6:

Nonprofit, fishing app ask anglers to report trash in Pennsylvania waterways

Rotary youth wing has a busy year planned

September 7:

Guest commentary: Have some fun and support Clean Galveston next month

Buffalo Trace to auction off hand-painted bourbon bottles of 50 states for charity

Keep Jackson Beautiful concerned about plastic pollution from water bottles

Seeking participation in the Pick Up Pennsylvania program

Santa Fe unveils new pollinator garden at Calle Alvarado

Mounds of empty water bottles lead to questions about recycling

September 8:

Keep Ashe Beautiful helps provide truck tarps to Ashe County residents

Keep Midland Beautiful Trio of Gardens is Sunday

Durham’s Annual Big Sweep Litter Cleanup Set for October 1

September 9:

Report: Banned waste filling state landfills, incinerators

40% of the waste that is incinerated or buried in Mass. can be recycled or composted, the report says

Going out on a ‘limb’ for public safety in Huntsville

September 11:

Bossier City holds 9/11 remembrance event

Clinton County Walk of Fame events set

County Residents Take Advantage Of Hazardous Waste Pickup

KCCB Keeping Citrus County beautiful since 2001

Sept. 24 Hope Summit to encourage community action on climate change

September 12:

Visiting Rotarians clean up as mangrove project takes root

Lakeside Litter Sweep September 17

City officials make push to protect Tampa’s trees

Rescue effort helps clean up Tar River

Empty water bottles piling up? Where to bring the empties in Jackson

September 13:

Nansemond River Cleanup in need of volunteers

Keep Odessa Beautiful launches community cleanup initiative

Jaden Smith-affiliated nonprofit to help Jackson during water crisis

KEEP LOUISIANA BEAUTIFUL AWARDS $167,587 IN GRANTS TO FIGHT LITTER AND REDUCE WASTE

September 14:

Ninth annual GreenFest set for Oct. 1 in downtown Statesboro

September 15:

Coming Up! Volunteer picker-uppers needed for ‘Coastal Cleanup’

Healthy Lands Week: Statewide Initiative to Strengthen Volunteer Activities

Rotarians Team Up For Island Clean-Up

Report: Banned waste filling landfills, incinerators

Keep Ascension Beautiful awarded grant for west bank recycling center

Volunteers Needed For River Cleanups During October’s “Keep The Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month Presented By Oris”

Concerns grow over illegal dumping, littering in Tuscaloosa County

September 17:

Priority Impact Day

Keep Pasco Beautiful Cleanup Event

September 18:

Keep Tyler Beautiful holds Park Service Day at Woldert Park

Lawton finalist in Keep Oklahoma Beautiful celebration

Logoly State Park announces September 24 clean-up

September 19:

Keith County non-profit wins Commonwealth Award

Healthy Lands Week: Statewide initiative to strengthen volunteer activities

Roadway cleanups planned to spiff up this ‘trashy’ city for Balloon Fiesta

Keep Ashe Beautiful seeking volunteers for litter sweep on Oct. 8

September 20:

Garden Capital group donates $5K to SFA Gardens

Hometown Pride program to provide community coaching to five Iowa towns

Nebraska Recycling Council presents 6 awards

Registration open for Andouille Run

Student athletes to clean up site of former homeless camp

Love Our Lake scheduled Oct. 4

Getting your hands green: The Chronicle’s guide to campus, local sustainable organizations

September 21:

KIB Visits Children’s Discovery Center at First Baptist Irving

Keep Savannah Beautiful and the City’s Sanitation Department partner to host Great Savannah fall community cleanup

Bottle ban would be a blunder for South Lake Tahoe

Leiper’s Fork community leader earns national award for Trashercise campaign

Wildwood Street Sweepers hard at work

Keep America Beautiful Announces Results of the 2022 Great American Cleanup

September 22:

City of Palm Bay Cleans Up 988 Pounds of Garbage During Marine Resources International Coastal Cleanup Day

Last day for early-bird registration for Little River Run is Sept. 30

Shore Sweep cleanup event this weekend on Lake Lanier

KCCB and Pink Warrior Angels team up for joint event

Gov. Carney helps launch Litter Free School Zone Program

Annual Wears Valley Fall Festival to take place in October

September 23:

Students learn about conservation in two-day camp

Stoneham Town Cleanup Set For October

Abita Springs still trying to rid town of butts

Cleanup underway in preparation for Balloon Fiesta 2022

September 25:

Keep Marshall Beautiful hosts fall sweep cleanup event

More than 580 volunteers helped clean up the Truckee River this weekend

September 26:

Keep America Beautiful Celebrates America Recycles Day on November 15

Keep Blount Beautiful to host annual Earth Day Recycling

Reconsidering Recycling

Cigarette butt recycling project hits new milestone

Do your part to Keep Arkansas Beautiful

New initiative teaching kids to keep their communities clean at a young age

TAMIU ready to celebrate Make A Difference Day

September 27:

Volunteers help make Yukon Main Street ‘sparkle’

Keep Marshall Beautiful hosts fall sweep clean-up event

KBB To Hold Island-Wide Coastal Clean-Up

KBB calls for people to join island-wide coastal clean-ups

Storm forces postponement of Saturday’s GreenFest

Keep Levelland Beautiful reusable bag initiative highlights LMS artwork

September 28:

Akron Community Foundation distributes nearly $2.5 million in quarterly grants

Looking for Lake County lake photos

September 29:

City of Carlsbad trash tonnages increase at Sandpoint Landfill during summer months

‘Trashiest Team’ cleanup contest seeking local teams

Trinity River waterwheels design is complete

Keep Victoria Beautiful collects approximately 280 bags of trash in Fall Sweep

City manager to look into possibility of new Streetscape project

To your health! Waterways get some TLC in ‘Coastal Cleanup’

‘Toss No Mas’ citywide cleanup seeks volunteers

September 30:

Executive Director wins award at SC Litter Control Association Conference

Chalk it Up! Art Festival, Rose Festival kick off in Broken Arrow

Patriot Subaru recognized for work towards town beautification

Wildlife Technology Students to Lead Educational Walk in Penn’s Woods

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Contact: Abby Turpin, Director of Communications
Keep America Beautiful®
aturpin@kab.org