recycling grants from Waste Management given
Fifteen Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates
will share $150,000 in cash grants sponsored by Waste Management
(WM). The Waste Management Think Green Community Improvement
Grants are part of a nationwide effort encouraging the development
of local solutions designed to improve community environments.
For the fourth year, WM is collaborating with KAB to offer merit-based
grants to KAB’s nearly 600 local affiliates nationwide. To qualify,
affiliates present innovative and ambitious proposals for projects
encouraging education and community involvement to support environmental
stewardship. This year, 55 organizations submitted proposals
to receive a WM Think Green Grant.
The winning programs are highly creative, reflecting the diverse
interests and needs of the communities involved. These programs
encourage recycling and reuse, provide hands-on environmental
education, convey the importance of stewardship to the public
through a variety of means such as public service announcements,
videos and booklets, and enhance neighborhoods through beautification
and community greening. Support of these initiatives marks WM’s
intent to building awareness about sustainable resources for
effective management of waste.
Waste Management partners with KAB on additional programs, which
include community beautification grants (target/showcase) and
as a National Sponsor for Keep America Beautiful’s Great American
Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.