Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Caring Causes: Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build vibrant communities. For years, KAB has been engaging people around the country to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. In 2013, they’re taking an even greater stand to generate a more positive impact on our environment. 
This year’s goals include:
       Clean and restore public places for safer, cleaner communities
      200,000 public acres and sites
      100,000 miles of roads and highways
      10,000 miles of rivers, lakes and shorelines
       Place 5,000 recycling bins in public spaces to increase on-the-go recycling
       Plant trees and gardens to enhance communities’ green infrastructure
      Plant and/or sustain 150,000 trees
      Plant and/or sustain 750 community edible gardens
      Plant and/or sustain 3,000 gardens and green spaces
       Construct and restore 5,000 playgrounds to encourage physical activity
       Educate 250,000 children to become the next generation of environmental stewards

You can help. Through May, visit www.KABCleanup.org to find a Great American Cleanup event in your hometown and view the Social Hub to check out what’s happening with other volunteer events around the country. You could also be featured. Tag your Tweets, Instagram photos, and Foursquare check-ins with #KeepAmericaBeautiful or Like Keep America Beautiful and share your posts there. Follow @KABtweet for more information. 

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