Initiatives

  • Non-traditional Recycling

    Non-traditional recycling methods offer Brunswick and Glynn County citizens even greater opportunities to recycle as much as possible and assist with landfill waste reduction. With technology improvements and growing industry interest, new technologies and programs are making it easier than ever to recycle almost anything. Keep Golden Isles Beautiful now

  • 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

  • Community Greening/Beautification Special Projects

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful community greening/beautification Special Projects are a great way to make a beautiful difference in our community! Volunteer groups partner with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful on various community greening efforts, projects and initiatives. Cleaning historical markers, planting flowers, constructing raised vegetable beds, spreading mulch, building picnic tables/benches and painting

  • Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

      Cigarette butts are the nation’s number one most littered item. Made out of cellulose acetate, a type of plastic, they do not easily biodegrade. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful received Keep America Beautiful cigarette litter prevention program (CLPP) grants enabling the creation and promotion of

  • Cigarette Butt Recycling

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful has partnered with TerraCycle to offer cigarette waste recycling options in the Golden Isles community.   Made of cellulose acetate, a type of plastic, cigarette butts do NOT biodegrade. Because they are made of plastic, cigarette butts CAN be recycled via TerraCycle and turned into low grade plastic

  • 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.

  • Salt Marsh & Waterway Cleanups

    Serving as the ocean’s nursery, salt marshes and estuaries serve an important ecological function and it’s extra important to keep land litter and marine debris out of these sensitive ecosystems.  Keep Golden Isles Beautiful volunteers routinely organize and participate in both salt marsh and waterway cleanups, providing important community service

  • 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