January 5, 2016

Macon-Bibb EOC Head Start/Early Head Start won the Waste Reduction and Recycling award


Almost 250 Georgians attended the 37th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, December 16 at the Marriott Century Center, Macon-Bibb EOC Head Start/Early Head Start won the Waste Reduction and Recycling award in the “Keep America Beautiful” competition.  The annual program honors individuals and organizations working to improve Georgia’s environment.

“Today’s program celebrates and recognizes 37 years of collaboration by individuals, schools, corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies to keep Georgia’s environment beautiful,” said Kevin Perry, President of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation.

The annual awards ceremony recognizes outstanding efforts in the areas of Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction & Recycling and Community Improvement. Individual awards are presented to a public works official, code enforcement official, elected official, student, male volunteer, female volunteer, and executive director of the year.

The program also honors Georgia’s Keep America Beautiful Affiliates for their comprehensive environmental impact on the local community. Since its inception in 1978, Georgia’s affiliate network has grown to be the nation’s largest, with 78 local affiliates serving 76% of the state’s population.

The Awards are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: change agent partner Georgia Department of Community Affairs, steward sponsors including Georgia Beverage Association and Georgia Power Foundation;  leader sponsors including the Coca Cola Company, Dart Container Corporation, Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association,  Georgia Electric Membership Corporation; sustainer sponsors including Chick­ fil-A, MillerCoors, Mohawk Industries; supporter sponsors including Caraustar, Publix Supermarket Charities, WXIA; and contributors including APCO, Inc., Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, MEAG Power, State Charitable Contributions Program, and Waste Management.


About Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation (KGBF): Created in 1978 by Governor George Busbee, Keep Georgia Beautiful (KGB), became the first state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. In 2011, the Keep Georgia Beautiful program merged with the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, Inc. which was created in 1985 to promote private sector financial support for worthwhile educational programs that enhance the environment and the quality of life in Georgia. KGBF coordinates a number of environmental efforts including the Great American Cleanup™ and the statewide Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree recycling program.  The Foundation is based on a fundamental premise that the environmental interests of the state of Georgia and the people who live here are best served when public and private interests work hand-in-hand to achieve common goals. Our connections with the public and private sectors aid us in our mission to support local Keep Georgia Beautiful affiliates as they build sustainable communities through litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, water resource management, and community greening. For more information about the KGB Foundation, please visit or call the office at (404) 679-4910.


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