April is Keep America Beautiful Month!

Posted by: Lyn Wilson on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm

Keep America Beautiful is a U.S. based nonprofit organization founded in 1953.  It is the largest

U.S. community improvement organization.  The organization focused on three key issues: litter

prevention, waste reduction and recycling and community greening and beautification.  These

goals are accomplished through community organizing, public education, and public and private

partnerships.

 

Did you know that these goals are addressed in our schools on a regular basis?  Educational 

lessons and projects include recycling programs (paper, plastic, aluminum, technology

products) and beautification projects (nature trails, butterfly gardens, vegetable gardens, 

and outdoor learning areas).  Science curriculums include an ongoing focus on these goals.

 

Many Families are involved in recycling efforts and community beautification projects.  Many

students are involved in Keep America Beautiful goals through community groups such as 

scouting, church, and various youth clubs.

 

You might consider having a discussion with your children or grandchildren in these focus areas. 

People can take actions regarding recycling & reuse, conserving energy resources, participating 

in neighborhood clean ups, using & improving local parks and recreation areas, and participating

in community gardening opportunities.

 

Consider planting something green, colorful, or edible in your own yard this earth.  Mother Earth

will thank you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Lyn Wilson

Site Coordinator

North Rowan Elementary

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