By: Tanya Gray, Keep Temple Beautiful for the February 2019 Focus on Business
Each year, Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest community improvement network, launches a three-month campaign called the Great American Cleanup (GAC). This effort matches millions of volunteers with environmental/beautification projects in their local communities. As a result, the months of March, April, and May are dedicated to landscaping projects, graffiti removal and litter cleanups.
Keep Temple Beautiful (KTB) is once again inviting all area businesses, churches, schools and individuals to participate in this nationwide effort. In collaboration with the Great American Cleanup, our signature campaign, Put It Here is a great way to get our citizens involved in taking personal responsibility as well as community and campus pride.
Keep Temple Beautiful along with other organizations in Keep America Beautiful’s national network of community-based affiliates, are planning volunteer events and experiential environment education programs structured to beautify parks, trails and recreation areas, clean waterways, reduce waste and increase recycling, remove litter and debris, plant trees and build community gardens, among other events to inspire generations of environmental stewards.
We are asking that you either create your own project or contact Keep Temple Beautiful to be a part of our many Put It Here GAC projects. This is a great opportunity to involve your family, staff, HOAs, school, company and others who would like to take pride in community efforts. You may also wish to challenge another group and make it a contest for the most litter picked up or even the best beautification project to win a prize from KTB.
Past years have been a huge success. This year we would like to see even more participants. If you or your group is interested, please select a team coordinator and submit your project to Keep Temple Beautiful. You are also welcome to choose instead, one of our Put It Here GAC projects. They are easy events that do not take a lot of time however they do benefit everyone.
Keep Temple Beautiful will supply trash bags and t-shirts along with highlighting your group in any article concerning Put It Here GAC activities. Please join this nationwide effort. Put It Here GAC projects will kick-off the first week in March so contact Keep Temple Beautiful today at (254) 493-4000 or email email@example.com to sign-up.