Initiatives

  • Rivers Alive & International Coastal Cleanup

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful partners with two ongoing water based litter prevention efforts: Rivers Alive and International Coastal Cleanup. Each Fall, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful volunteers perform special cleanups within the focus period of these two efforts and count specific littered items found. RIVERS ALIVE is Georgia’s annual volunteer waterway cleanup event

  • Blight Reduction

    Joining with Keep America Beautiful efforts, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful tackles blight reduction through various programs and projects. Beautification efforts combined with cleanup projects target specific problem areas to reduce blight and revive neighborhoods. When available, grant monies are used in blight reduction efforts and projects. Keep Golden Isles Beautiful routinely

  • Clean Sweep Award

    Promoting clean, green and beautiful community landscapes, the Clean Sweep Award recognizes businesses and non-profit organizations that keep their outside premises clean, green and attractive.  Partnering with the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and The Brunswick News, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful presents the awards quarterly. An anonymous seven-member volunteer committee from

  • 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

  • Speakers Bureau

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful staff are available to speak to civic groups, clubs, churches, schools, youth groups and organizations concerning a wide variety of sustainability topics. Waste reduction, litter prevention, recycling, water resource awareness and community greening are basic presentation topics, and both program length and topic can be tailored to

  • Electronics & More Recycling Event

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s annual Electronics & More Recycling event is an opportunity for community members to purge their households of many items difficult to recycle locally. Held each Spring in the JCPenney parking lot of the Glynn Place Mall, the event provides participants with an easy “drive through” experience

  • The GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

    Be part of something BIG – the GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP! The country’s largest community improvement program, Keep America Beautiful’s GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP engages more than 4 million volunteers in over 20,000 communities nationwide. During the months of March-May, join friends and neighbors across the Golden Isles and take part in Keep Golden

  • School Recycling Challenge

    In an effort to reduce waste, highlight non-traditional recycling and promote community stewardship, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful hosts an annual School Recycling Challenge each Fall. The Challenge is open to all Glynn County public schools, private schools, home schools and institutions of higher education. Many unusual items can be recycled via