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Keep Jackson Beautiful Issues Call to Action to take part in the 2024 Annual Keep Jackson Beautiful Month and Great America Cleanup® Kickoff

Updated: Mar 31

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Jackson, MS., April 1, 2023 – Keep Jackson Beautiful is inviting the residents of Jackson to take part in the 2024 Keep Jackson Beautiful Month and Great American Cleanup®, an annual spring cleaning organized by Keep America Beautiful® in which communities and individuals work together to clean and green neighborhoods across America. The Great American Cleanup is a three-month initiative that starts on March 19 and ends on June 20. It kicks off locally on April 6th with a beautification event at 9:00 am at the Tougaloo Community Center.

 

“We are excited this year to be the recipient of Keep America’s Beautiful Great American Cleanup Grant. This grant will assist Keep Jackson Beautiful with all the projects and events that will take place in April. “We are thankful for the four community proposals that were submitted for Keep Jackson Beautiful Month last year. We decided since we are 60 years old this year why not fund them all! This would not be possible without Keep America Beautiful and its sponsors,” said Keep Jackson Beautiful Executive Director Alicia Crudup.

 

Each year, the Great American Cleanup engages more than 500,000 volunteers and participants who remove tons of litter from roadways and waterways, plant thousands of flowers, plants, and trees, as well as community and pollinator gardens, and restore public spaces. These collective efforts contribute to providing a healthier and safer place for all residents to live.

 

Last year, Keep Jackson Beautiful 180 volunteers picked up over 12,400 pounds of litter and planted 7 trees, 54 plants, removed 12 tires, marked 41 storm drains, and collected 11,460 pounds of e-waste.

 

“With litter and illegal dumpsites plaguing communities in Jackson, Keep Jackson Beautiful Month continues to encourage students, businesses, neighborhood associations, churches, and other community groups to do their part to keep our city clean and beautiful. By working collectively, we all can Keep our Capital Beautiful, added Alicia.”

 

Here is a snapshot of Keep Jackson Beautiful’s and our Partner’s events taking place in Jackson during April:

 

April 1st - Press Conference – City Hall - 1:00 pm

April 6th - Kickoff Tougaloo Community - 318 Vine Street- 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 13th- Northwest Industrial Park Cleanup - 190 NW Industrial Pkwy - 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 20th- Reed's Park on Claiborne's Cleanup - 785 Claiborne Avenue - 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 22nd - Freedom Corner - MLK Blvd & Medgar Evers Blvd 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

April 24th - 6th Grade Earth Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

April 26th - E-Waste Collection Day - 929 High Street Jackson – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 27th- Northeast JXN Community Cleanup - 5708 Old Canton Road- 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 27th - Plant Sale - Mynelle Gardens - 4736 Clinton Boulevard 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Other organizations that have organized events are posted on our website.




 

"Witnessing the remarkable achievements of our affiliate network during the Great American Cleanup has been extraordinary," said Jennifer Lawson, President and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. "With over 300,000 dedicated volunteers actively participating in 2023 — these community-led events are creating cleaner, healthier, and safer environments for everyone to enjoy for years to come."

 

National sponsors for the 2024 Great American Cleanup include: Altria, Cox, Diageo, Dow, McDonald’s, Reynolds American, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, and Yuengling.  Sponsors & partners supporting Keep Jackson Beautiful include Niagara Bottling, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, City of Jackson, The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Entergy,

 

About Keep Jackson Beautiful

Keep Jackson Beautiful, Inc. (KJB), a non-profit local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, offers comprehensive services such as environmental education programs and activities for schools and community groups, including but not limited to litter prevention, recycling, beautification, environmental literacy, environmental stewardship, and civic engagement programs. Since 1964, KJB has worked effortlessly with community volunteers and the City of Jackson, MS to implement projects and programs aimed to improve the quality of life for residents and is dedicated to changing attitudes and behavior towards environmental issues. To learn more, or become a part of the effort, like us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or visit our website at www.keepjacksonbeautiful.com.

 

About Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to end littering, improve recycling, and beautify America's communities. For more information, visit www.kab.org.

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