Friday, January 20, 2012

Beautification Grants

Bottlers Council

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       
January 19, 2012                                                                                                                        
Practicing Green Pays
Apply for Keep NC Beautiful’s $500 Community Improvement Grants

RALEIGH– Keep NC Beautiful in partnership with the NC Coca-Cola Bottlers Council is accepting Community Improvement grant applications for projects to be completed in 2012 that address litter prevention and clean-up, waste reduction and recycling and beautification.

Schools, youth and civic groups, non-profits and Keep NC Beautiful affiliates are eligible to apply. Three $500 awards will be issued for each category along with an individual category that is open for one winner at $500 or two at $250 each.  Applications are based on the following criterion: response to need, impact,  measurability, education, partnerships, innovation and recognition. The application process is designed to be basic and require minimal staff time.

Priority will be given to applications that highlight programs or projects in conjunction with the annual Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup (March 1 – May 31) and America Recycles Day, celebrated in November.  Also of importance are public educational initiatives focusing on enhancing cleanup and beautification efforts and increasing waste reduction and recycling behaviors.

Applications can be downloaded at and are due by February 15. Winners will be announced March 1. For more information, contact KNCB Program and State Leader Brenda Ewadinger at 704.442.0791or

The 2011 winners included: Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, High Point; Phi Theta Kappa-Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown; US Green Building Council at NC State University, Raleigh;  Better Badin Inc, Badin;  Nash Central High School Environmental Club, Rocky Mount; Triangle Reuse Alliance and The Green Chair Project, Raleigh.

Keep NC Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that engages and empowers individuals and organizations to take greater responsibility to keep North Carolina beautiful.

Heather Thompson
Executive Director
Keep NC Beautiful
919.783.6993 office
919.215.4196 cell

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