KCB additionally functions as an umbrella organization that initiates and networks local affiliates in communities across California.
California – The most beautiful and cleanest state in the nation.
Working to ignite individuals, state and local government, community, and corporate responsibility through strategic initiatives and volunteer action to preserve and protect California’s beautiful resources for generations to come.
Personal Responsibility, Leadership, Education, and Volunteering: all leading to environmental awareness and action that will sustain our state’s natural environment.
The organization focuses on educating all ages of the public on littler prevention, natural resources, programs & tools to support alternative waste management, and legislation to support positive progress.
KCB promote volunteer efforts and networks individuals as well as organizations to better achieve goals within different communities.
“The Efforts of One Result in the Power of Many”
3. Endorse Enforcement:
Supporting and endorsing progressive legislation on alternative waste management and beautification is one aspect of achieving KCB goals that is vital to success. – consequences and legislation to support positive progress
KCB annually provides resources and support to more than 200 California communities, focusing on cleanup, beautification and enhancement projects. Every Spring the Great American CleanupTM (GAC) is held. Additionally, since the inception of the organization in 1991, KCB and its partner programs have sponsored over 14,372 events involving over 855,958 volunteers, and have collected over 26,238,000 pounds of litter and trash from California’s highways, public lands, waterways and beaches.
During the 2012 Keep America Beautiful Great American CleanupTM our Keep California Beautiful and local affiliates organized over 1,967 events and contributed over 163,726 volunteer hours; removing over 2,116,536 pounds of litter and debris from California’s environment along 1,953 miles of streets and trails and roads.
Keep California Beautiful’s efforts to organize and network caring individuals and organizations provides an outlet for cleanup and beautification.
Donate to KCB
Please consider donating to Keep California Beautiful, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Making a tax-deductible contribution to KCB allows for our organization to continue recycling, preventing litter, educating the public, supporting alternative waste management, and many other community building activities.
Please Donate by sending a check directly to our office (address below). Please make check payable to Keep California Beautiful.
Keep California Beautiful
8665 S. Union Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Every Dollar Matters, Every Student Matters.
Use the form below to make a contribution of any amount from $1 to $1,000.
Thank you so much! Your contribution does make a difference!
The statewide K-12 Recycling Challenge has been held annually with great enthusiasm to promote and encourage recycling. The competition between schools and recycling coordinators resulted in over 7.7 million pounds of recyclables collected in the past five years. For 2021, KCB will not conduct the in-school recycling competition. In 2022, the recycling categories will be streamlined.
The California K-12 Recycling Challenge includes three New for 2021 components, completing all three earns recognition as a Keep California Beautiful Environmental School.
The Campus Sustainability Program, open to all 2 and 4 year universities and colleges, and business campuses, provides an opportunity to recognize existing campus efforts to reduce and eliminate waste, improve and enhance beautification and document community volunteer initiatives to end littering, improve waste reduction and beautify campuses. The program is designed to raise awareness about the environment through activities of each school’s choosing. KCB believes that the knowledge and experience obtained in college shapes not only the future of students, but of the world as well. Ideas and practices adopted in the collegiate setting continue well past graduation. To encourage and support environmental stewardship, KCB has begun partnering with universities to teach students about the role that sustainable practices have in creating a positive future for California.
Campuses will benefit by utilizing Keep California Beautiful programs to:
Keep America Beautiful® conducts two significant awards programs — the Vision for America Award, honoring corporate social responsibility among America’s leading corporations and considered among the most prestigious industry recognition, and our National Awards program, which celebrates achievements by Keep America Beautiful affiliates, individuals, and other community organizations.
The Keep America Beautiful National Awards program recognizes the best of the best among our network of community-based affiliates, leading corporate partners, and individual volunteers across the country who have committed to delivering cleaner, greener, and more beautiful communities.
Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful
Santa Clara Valley