Keep America Beautiful welcomes Keep Douglas County Beautiful to its expanding nationwide network of state- and community-based affiliates, with the official certification of Keep Douglas County Beautiful announced today by Jennifer Jehn, Keep America Beautiful president and CEO.
As a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Douglas County Beautiful joins a powerful and passionate network of more than 600 affiliates nationwide, including 25 state-level affiliates, hundreds of additional community partner organizations and a select number of international affiliates.
“As part of the Keep America Beautiful National Affiliate Network, Keep Douglas County Beautiful has pledged to act as a catalyst for positive community change, with the goal of improving the quality of life for every resident of Douglas County by leading the fight to end littering, improve recycling and to beautify communities across America,” said Jehn. “We welcome Keep Douglas County Beautiful as an important part of our growing national movement, which will help fulfill a vision of a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live.”
Keep America Beautiful and its affiliates mobilize millions of volunteers and program participants each year to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. As a result, litter is being reduced; solid waste is being managed responsibly; citizens are improving vacant lots, highways and other public spaces; trees and flowers are being planted; and recycling and composting efforts are expanding.
Keep Douglas County Beautiful’s mission is to educate, engage, and empower citizens and businesses with resources to promote a clean, beautiful, and sustainable community.
“Douglas County is a great place to live and becoming an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful will only enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Douglas County,” said Douglas County Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones. “Waste reduction, litter prevention, and beautification of the county are top priorities for this administration.”
Keep Douglas County Beautiful held their affiliation ceremony on April 30, 2018 in Citizen’s Hall at the Douglas County Courthouse.
“Through our programs and public-private partnerships, Keep America Beautiful and our affiliates extend the reach of our initiatives and multiply the impact of our volunteers’ actions,” said Jehn. “Through those actions and the resulting impact, we help create communities that are environmentally healthier, economically stronger, and more socially connected.”
About Keep Douglas County Beautiful
The mission of Keep Douglas County Beautiful is to educate, engage, and empower citizens and businesses with the resources to promote a clean, beautiful, and sustainable community.
About Keep America Beautiful
At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people end littering, improve recycling, and beautify America’s communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.