Keep America Beautiful (KAB), a nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, and Waste Management announces that $10,000 Think Green® Grants were being awarded to eight KAB community-based affiliates across the country.

The Waste Management Think Green® Grants are part of the environmental services company’s commitment to encourage the development and sustainability of environmental solutions that improve community environments. These merit-based grants support projects that KAB affiliates implement locally, such as recycling and waste diversion education programs and other environmental initiatives.

Waste Management has supported KAB programs for several years and is active in KAB’s flagship programs such as the Great American Cleanup and America Recycles Day. Waste Management also supports the KAB/Ad Council public service advertising campaign – I Want To Be Recycled  – that is helping educate people about the importance of recycling and motivating the occasional recycler to become an everyday recycler.

“Our longstanding partnership with Waste Management has been a critical component of KAB’s effort to bring people together to transform public places into beautiful spaces,” said Jennifer Jehn, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “The Waste Management Think Green Grants program is another instrument to help communities become more socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.”

“Supporting communities by helping make them cleaner thereby improving quality of life for residents is what our company, and Keep America Beautiful, is all about,” said Waste Management Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, Barry Caldwell. “The Think Green Grants provide us with a great avenue to demonstrate how Waste Management and KAB think green every day.”

Recipients of the Waste Management Think Green® Grants are:

  • Keep Charleston Beautiful, Charleston, S.C.
  • Keep Clinton Beautiful, Clinton, Miss.
  • Keep Detroit Beautiful, Detroit, Mich.
  • Keep Durham Beautiful, Durham, N.C.
  • Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Reno, Nev.
  • Keep Virginia Beautiful, Richmond, Va.
  • Metro Beautification & Environment Commission, Nashville, Tenn.
  • OKC Beautiful, Oklahoma City, Okla.

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