We love to see our youth helping keep our community clean and beautiful. A total of 85 Kindergartners, led by four teachers, from Engleman Elementary participated in a litter pick up day. Way to go kids!
Keep Grand Island Beautiful (KGIB) can provide classroom education to schools and child care facilities. Lessons can focus on recycling, reducing and reusing, or litter, or from one of the Waste in Place topics listed below. Lessons can be modified based on age, grade level, and time constraints. We include a hands-on activity for student application of the lesson. If you are interested in our KGIB coordinator presenting to your students please contact Kab@cleancommunity.org
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced that Grand Island Area Clean Community System will receive a Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grant of $2,500 to combat cigarette litter in the downtown area of Grand Island.
Clean Community System is one of 42 organizations to receive grant funding through the 2018 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. The 2017 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant funding totaled $295,000. The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, now in its 16th year, is the nation’s largest program aimed at reducing cigarette litter. Throughout its history, the program has helped reduce cigarette litter in the communities in which it has been implemented by an average of 50 percent.
Denise McGovern-Gallagher, Executive Director stated “Clean Community System is very excited to be a recipient of this grant. We will be working with the Downtown Improvement Board, staff, local businesses, and the City of Grand Island to facilitate the installation of new cigarette butt containers by June 1st.”
“We are very thankful that Keep America Beautiful organization understands the issue of Cigarette Litter particularly in Downtown areas with a lot of foot traffic. The timing for this grant coincides perfectly with all the new activities and growth currently going on in the Downtown area. We are appreciative of Clean Community System taking on a project such as this,” stated Marlan Ferguson, City Administrator.
Grand Island Area Clean Community System and its partners, Nebraska State Fair, City of Grand Island, Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce are organizing a City-wide clean-up for August 6-20. To volunteer for this year’s event, please visit our volunteer page of our web site.
Visitors to Clean Community System are welcome to pick up household cleaners, health and beauty products
The Grand Island Area Clean Community System offers a wide selection of products, including cleaning, health and beauty, home improvement and automotive items.
Organized neatly on shelves, the inventory is available to anyone who wants it.
And it’s all free.
For the full article, please visit The Grand Island Independent.