Keep Jackson Beautiful, Inc. works to stimulate a will in our citizens to take individual responsibility for improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Our goal is to build and maintain a cleanliness ethic that eliminates littering, encourages recycling, protects the future of our urban forests, and fosters the beautification of public spaces. As a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, we are required to assess the results of our programs.
Results matter. Statistically reliable tools enable us to, assess our problem areas, develop projects to address them, and show the results. The Litter Index Survey is an annual survey that helps us assess our litter and visual quality of life issues. The Cost/Benefit Analysis is a calculation method we use to measure the cost-effectiveness of our program. We assess the value of in-kind gifts, volunteer hours, and other services.
Great American Cleanup from the first of March to the last day of May is the nation’s largest annual community improvement program that harnesses the power of over 4 million volunteers to build vibrant communities.
The Adopt-A-Spot program allows businesses, neighborhoods and civic groups to be active participants in helping to maintain the natural beauty of Jackson's public spaces. By adopting a spot, volunteers commit to performing monthly litter collection and recycling in their adopted area for a one year.
The JCGI project will provide fresh produce to citizens who do not have ready access or sufficient means to obtain quality fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices. The JCGI puts forth pragmatic solutions to many of the issues associated with the acquisition of fresh quality foodstuffs such as the dramatic decline in the number of grocery stores and supermarkets in Jackson’s neighborhoods.