Keep America Beautiful announced today the launch of the Great American Cleanup program for 2017! This year’s Great American Cleanup theme –“#cleanYOURblock Party” – encourages people to volunteer at a local Great American Cleanup event in their community, organize an event on their own block and to celebrate their positive actions with friends, family and neighbors.
Entering its 19th year, Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program with an estimated 50,000 events occurring from spring through fall in more than 20,000 communities across the country. Find a local Keep America Beautiful Affiliate at kab.org.
The Great American Cleanup engages more than 5 million volunteers and participants who take action in their local communities to create positive change and lasting environmental, economic and social impact. Nationally, the Great American Cleanup annually delivers more than $175 million in measurable economic benefits to communities. The program is led by more than 620 Keep America Beautiful state and community-based affiliates and hundreds of other community, business and government partners who plan community improvement events and experiential education programs that help to
- Clean and improve 100,000+ miles of local roads, trails, shorelines and waterways;
- Plant millions of flowers, trees, shrubs and community gardens;
- Revitalize and restore acres upon acres of public parks, nature trails and recreation areas as well as vacant lots;
- Collect tons of litter, debris and other items for proper disposal, recycling or reuse.
Start or Join a #cleanYOURblock Team!
Visit act.kab.org/cleanyourblock to create your own Great American Cleanup #cleanYOURblock team. The simple guide outlines how to host your own litter cleanup, plant trees, and even revitalize a park with tips for how to conduct a Great American Cleanup event in your neighborhood. Set up an individual fundraising page or join someone else’s team today. Invite family, friends and neighbors to join you at a local Great American Cleanup event, clean YOUR block, and celebrate your accomplishment!