Keep Chester County Beautiful earns national award

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Amber Greene and Misti Pequignot accepted the America Recycles Day Award at the Keep America Beautiful National Awards Ceremony for Keep Chester County Beautiful.

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, presented Keep Chester County Beautiful with the America Recycles Day Award at the Keep America Beautiful National Awards Ceremony, KCCB also received the 2019 President’s Circle Award recognition at the Keep America Beautiful 2020 National Conference, which recently took place in Memphis, Tennessee. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of Keep America Beautiful in creating clean, green, and beautiful communities. Keep Chester County Beautiful was one of more than 50 individuals or organizations recognized at Keep America Beautiful National Awards for their commitment and passion.
The mission of Keep Chester County Beautiful is to provide leadership and promote stewardship in our community through litter prevention, beautification, recycling, and environmental education.
In 2015, Chester County Solid Waste & Recycling Department became a certified local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful/ Keep Tennessee Beautiful dedicated to changing attitudes and behavior towards environmental issues such as littering and recycling. KCCB’s programs focus on education, litter reduction, recycling and beautification of Chester County.
In 2018, Chester County Solid Waste Department & Keep Chester County Beautiful launched their “Volunteer to Recycle” campaign. With this campaign, KCCB and the Recycling Hub encourage residents and students in Chester and surrounding counties to Volunteer to recycle and to recycle correctly. America Recycles Day is a nationally-recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the U.S and falls on November 15. On this day, people are encouraged to spread the word about the benefits of recycling and to practice recycling themselves.
The Recycle Bowl, Great
American Cleanup, America’s Recycle Day, and National Planting Day are a few
other programs Keep Chester County Beautiful participates in every year. Recycling and Litter prevention plays an important role in our community and Keep Chester County Beautiful continues to educate residents, business, and schools.
“One of our nation’s most effective grassroots community resources is our local affiliates, which engage Americans from all corners of the country in volunteer service each year,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “Our affiliates provide real solutions that help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy, and economically sound. They enrich the communities they serve and help create opportunities for Americans to do beautiful things.”
Amber Greene, Executive Director of Keep Chester County Beautiful says it is an honor to receive a National Award and we are very passionate about our programs we offer and educating future generations.
Misti Pequignot, Education Coordinator for Keep Chester County Beautiful says if you want to be involved, KCCB has their Great American Clean up Day coming up March 21 at 9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at 315 Talley Store Road and be cleaning litter off of roadways on Talley Store Road and Old Jacks Creek Road.
The Keep America Beautiful National Conference, its premier educational and networking forum, brings together leaders, experts, and policymakers in the field of community improvement who share innovative ideas and proven strategies to help improve America’s communities.
The Keep America Beautiful National Conference Sponsors: Premium – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT); Gold – Altria Group and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco; Silver – Keep Tennessee Beautiful. Recycling Market Development Workshop – Keurig Dr Pepper. In-kind sponsor – Mars Wrigley Confectionery.
Keep Chester County Beautiful – www.chestercountytn.org/recycling.html Find KCCB on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.