KGIB Receives State Honors

 KGIB Receives State Honors

BRUNSWICK, GA (December 10, 2018) — Keep Golden Isles Beautiful was awarded three prestigious honors at the recent Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation awards luncheon in Macon. KGIB was recognized in the 78-affiliate state network with the Waste Reduction and Recycling Award (non-profit) for the Is Trash Really Trash 3rd grade education program; Innovative Partnership Award  for the GEORGIA’S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY project; Affiliate Award (population 75,001-100,000) for overall programmatic accomplishments.

Since its inception in 2014, Is Trash Really Trash has directly reached over 5,000 local youth with waste reduction and recycling education. The GEORGIA’S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY project joined all six of Georgia’s ocean-bordering counties in one cohesive cigarette litter prevention effort. KGIB’s litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling, water resource awareness, community greening and education projects and initiatives amassed over 14,000 volunteer hours in 2017 and over 6,000 fulfilled volunteer opportunities.

Georgia has the largest number of affiliates in the Keep America Beautiful national system, and the very first Keep America Beautiful affiliate was established in Macon.

“We are excited to represent the Golden Isles in this way on the state level,” said KGIB board chairman Clement Cullens. “These awards directly reflect the contributions of KGIB volunteers which are the backbone of our organization. Together we are making a difference in our community.”

For more information about these specific projects, community programs and volunteer opportunities, contact KGIB: KGIB.ORG, or 279-1490.

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