Keep Mississippi Beautiful works to inspire and educate Mississippians to improve their communities by preventing litter, promoting recycling and beautification. We encourage all citizens to be responsible for improving the state’s scenic beauty and quality of life. These efforts boost civic pride, livability and local economies.
KMB is a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the nation’s largest community improvement organization. KMB leads a network of about three-dozen certified local affiliates across the state. KMB was created in 1988 by the legislature.
To inspire and educate Mississippians to take action everyday to impact, improve, and beautify their community environment.
We like clean communities. We work with our volunteers and community partners to pick up and prevent litter through cleanup efforts and education programs. We donate trailers to aid sheriff’s departments with litter cleanup programs. In 2018, we launched a new anti-litter campaign led by Dallas Cowboys quarterback (and former Mississippi State football star) Dak Prescott, called “Don’t Litter… Can It Mississippi.”
Mississippi is a beautiful place. Through the Great American Cleanup and other projects, we work with volunteers to clean and green Mississippi communities. Through our Wildflower Trails of Mississippi project, we offer seeds to improve the aesthetics of public places, roadsides, parks and other locations.
We work closely with the Mississippi Recycling Coalition, businesses and communities to increase recycling opportunities and awareness in Mississippi. Our affiliates participate in America Recycles Day, host hazardous waste collection days and promote other ways to use resources wisely.
The first step in defeating litter is teaching citizens about it. We work closely with teachers to educate students about how to put litter in its place. The Waste in Place curriculum and Recycle-Bowl competition are among the tools we use.
Mississippi benefits from hundreds of KMB volunteers each year, and our volunteers benefit too! We want you to get involved. Meet new people of all ages and backgrounds who share a vision for a cleaner, more beautiful state.
Here’s a few ways to get involved:
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