Leaders of Keep Mississippi Beautiful affiliates can find the latest announcements and forms on this webpage.
Great American Cleanup
The Great American Cleanup® runs from June 1 to October 18. As the country begins to open up and Americans are getting back to spending time outdoors, it is as important as ever to help end litter across our great nation. This means that we should all make sure that waste (including PPE) gets placed in the trash and we all recycle based on local capabilities.
National Sponsors for the 2020 Great American Cleanup include: Altria, Better Natured™, Diageo, Dow, The Glad Products Company, Igloo®, Niagara Bottling, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company.
Great American Cleanup in Mississippi
To request supplies for the Great American Cleanups, Keep Mississippi Beautiful/ Keep America Beautiful Affiliates register and report cleanup events through their Keep America Beautiful account.
Non-affiliates can participate in the Great American Cleanup. To request supplies non-affiliates should fill out and submit a REQUEST FORM. Following the cleanup, they should complete and submit a WRAP-UP REPORT by October 31, 2020. See our Community Resources webpage for more information. You can also find a social media toolkit and other resources on our Promotional Toolkit webpage.
Covid-19 and Cleanups
For those of you not feeling comfortable volunteering for a group activity or seeking an alternative to an actual cleanup in places that are not yet deemed safe, you can participate in the Great American Cleanup Virtual Experience, a “virtual park” that one can interact with and beautify.
As local communities begin to open up again, Keep America Beautiful has shared these resources to help with reactivating volunteers with community cleanups:
- Volunteering Post Covid-19 Shelter in Place Orders: Designed to help ensure Keep America Beautiful affiliates have the tools and resources to provide up-to-date health and safety resources and to minimize personal contact before, during, and after events.
- Litter Cleanup in a Covid-19 Environment: Designed to provide guidance to individuals wishing to pick up trash and litter in their community keeping safety front of mind.
KMB’s Awards Program recognizes the best of the best among our network of community-based affiliates, leading corporate partners and individual volunteers across the country who have committed to delivering cleaner, greener and more beautiful communities.
Our 2020 Award’s Luncheon has been postponed due to COVID-19. Please follow our Facebook page and e-newsletter for updated information.