Extends Partnership with Earth Day Network’s Billion Acts of Green Initiative
STAMFORD, Conn. (April 16, 2015) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains clean, green, and beautiful communities, today announced its commitment to take 3 million actions over the next two years to help people reduce waste and litter, recycle right, and preserve our nation’s natural beauty.
The commitment, in collaboration with its powerful network of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates and hundreds of partner organizations, contributes to Earth Day Network’s (EDN) Billion Acts of Green® initiative. Since 2010, EDN has steadily inspired and aggregated acts that reduce carbon emissions by individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to protect the planet. Over 1 billion acts have been registered. EDN aims to reach 2 billion Acts of Green for the upcoming UNFCCC Conference (COP 21) in Paris as evidence that people all over the world are united in calling for a binding global climate agreement.
Keep America Beautiful has contributed nearly 3.3 million Acts of Green since 2012. The further 3 million Acts of Green over the next two years will be amassed through several Keep America Beautiful programs, including planting and cleanup events during the Great American Cleanup; recycling education and collection events for America Recycles Day; and “I Recycle” pledges. The commitments will be announced at the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event on April 18 in Washington, D.C.
In its 17th year, the Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program that benefits more than 20,000 communities and rallies more than 4 million volunteers and participants.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.
About Earth Day Network
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works year-round with tens of thousands of partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. For more information, visit www.earthday.org.