Teachers if you had students with an environmental /community  improvement SAE from last year submit their application for the Keep Georgia Beautiful Award.

The Keep Georgia Beautiful (KGB) Awards Program honors those whose ongoing efforts in community improvement, environmental stewardship, waste reduction, and/or litter prevention exemplify leadership in protecting Georgia’s environment. The KGB mission is to build and support community environmental activities and behaviors resulting in a more beautiful Georgia.

The following groups are eligible to apply:
  • Nonprofit, Civic, and Community Organizations
  • Schools and Youth Groups
  • Businesses and Professional Organizations
  • Government Agencies

Eligible groups may apply provided they have completed an initiative in one of the following categories:
  • Community Improvement - recognizes efforts of any group to improve, beautify, and preserve the quality of life in their community.  Efforts may include outdoor environmental education, enhancement of public areas, community gardens, installing/maintaining bike paths and pedestrian walkways, protecting historical town centers, and working with public park associations. 
  • Litter Prevention – recognizes efforts of any group to change attitudes and behaviors of litter in your community.  Efforts may include litter cleanups, enforcement of litter/illegal dumping laws, placing garbage cans in needed areas, signage, storm drain stenciling, classroom education and presentations to civic/community groups. 
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling – recognizes efforts to minimize the impact of waste, promote recycling, and/or methods of responsible waste handling in your community.  Efforts may include education or initiatives in source or waste reduction, recycling, composting and/or sanitary land filling.

KGB also offers six awards for individuals:
  • The Carolyn Crayton Award and the Steve Reynolds Award presented to an exceptional female and male volunteer respectively
  • The Barbara Mason Award recognizes an outstanding KAB Affiliate Executive Director
  • Public Works Employee of the Year Award
  • Code Enforcement Officer of the Year
  • Student of the Year Award includes a $1,000 cash award

Entries are due September 15, 2010.

Complete Details




Provider: Keep Georgia Beautiful

Resource Types: Contest/Award

Audience Served: Families, General Public, Home Schools, Non-formal Educators, Pre-service Teachers, Private Schools, Public Schools, Scouts/Youth Groups, Teachers

Age Groups: All Ages

Environmental Focus: Conservation, Consumer Education, Ecology, Environmental Health, Gardening/Composting, Litter, Plants, Pollution, Recycling/Waste Management, Stormwater, Team-building/Problem-solving, Trees/Forests, Water


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Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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