Projects

  • Trash Free Beach Initiative – Frequently Asked Questions

    Trash Free Beach Initiative Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet 1. What is a Trash Free Beach? It is a solid waste management strategy that Glynn County is currently implementing on the beaches of St. Simons by removing trash and recycling receptacles from the beach area and relocating those receptacles to

  • Litter Prevention Sculptures

    Litter Prevention Public Art Sculptures In 2015, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful volunteers recovered 65.6 tons of litter and 60.7 tons of recyclables from area roadways, waterways, marshes and public spaces.  Seeking innovative community engagement opportunities focusing on litter prevention, the organization was awarded two grants that fund a creative project

  • School Education Program: IS TRASH REALLY TRASH?

    Taking a closer at what is considered “trash,” the Is Trash Really Trash?  FREE in-school educational program delves into the concepts of waste reduction, recycling, landfills, dumps, product life spans and more! A lively and interactive 45 minute presentation, Is Trash Really Trash?  targets 3rd graders but can be tailored

  • Marine Debris

    With just one slight breeze, land litter quickly becomes marine debris.  Whether transported from land or tossed directly into waterways, marine debris affects estuaries, wetlands, salt marshes, waterways, beaches and marine environments. Storm drains routinely deposit land litter into adjacent water bodies and estuarine areas. According to to the National Oceanic

  • Georgia Coast-wide Cigarette Litter Outreach Program: GEORGIA’S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY

    In an unprecedented effort, entities in Georgia’s six coastal counties have joined together to battle the nation’s number one most littered item: cigarette butts. GEORGIA'S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY features traditional and non-traditional outreach activities with important messaging.

  • Skip the Straw trash free seas program

    Skip the Straw trash free seas program Millions of plastic straws pollute our waterways and ocean, harming marine animals, such as endangered sea turtles, that ingest an alarming amount of plastics. Each year, cleanup volunteers collect hundreds of thousands of plastic straws and stirrers, which continue to make the top

  • Helium Balloon Release Awareness

    What goes up, must come down, and released helium balloons “come down” as either land litter or marine debris, potentially harming wildlife, marine life and ecosystems.  Keep Golden Isles Beautiful joined forces with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program to tackle the issue of helium balloon release debris. Many sustainable substitutions

  • Composting

    Composting is an easy way to transform fruit/vegetable kitchen scraps and landscape trimmings into a dark, rich soil amendment beneficial for gardens and container plants.  Organic waste such as yard trimmings and kitchen scraps represents about 36% of our waste stream and recycling these materials by composting is a natural

  • Community Engagement & Outreach Offerings

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful partners and participates in many community engagement and outreach activities annually. An educational, organizational or topic specific display and accompanying activities can be provided on a request-by-request basis. Past event participation includes: Beach Week – Georgia Department of Natural Resources / Coastal Resources Division CoastFest –

  • CCGA Non-traditional Recycling Project

    In celebration of America Recycles Day, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, the College of Coastal Georgia and the Brunswick Downtown Development Authority joined forces to provide an enhanced recycling opportunity on the college’s Brunswick campus. Newly added recycling containers now collect a specific waste stream that is often tossed in the garbage:writing