DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN "THIS IS LITTER TOO" SIGN HERE!!!
Recycling At the Park Made Easier
to be awarded the national KAB/Dr. Pepper-Snapple public park recycling grant.
This summer a total of 26 new bottle/can recycle bins will be placed in
Glynn County and City of Brunswick public parks, making it easier for
visitors and residents to recycle when spending time relaxing and
having fun in our community's public spaces.
No Butts About It
KBGIB has been awarded a Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter
Prevention Program grant. The grant will fund the purchase of cigarette
waste receptacles that will be located in City of Brunswick and Glynn County
public spaces. Also included in the grant award are a supply of pocket
and vehicle ashtrays to encourage cigarette litter reduction.
KBGIB Wins National Contest
In TerraCycle's "Operation Upcycle," KBGIB came out on top, winning
this national upcycling contest. KBGIB crafted pop top award ribbons for the
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities / KBGIB student Recycle TRASH Art Exhibit.
Not only did these distinctive award ribbons receive national attention,
they also were a big hit at the local art exhibit.
KBGIB's Participation in the 2014 Great American Cleanup
Campaign Brings Beautiful Results
- 145 cleanups and/or beautification efforts -
- 2,456 volunteers worked 4,043 volunteer hours -
- 28,578 pounds of litter removed from our community -
- 58,568 pounds of recycling kept out of area landfills -
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup is the country's
largest community improvement program engaging more than 4 million
volunteers in over 20,000 communities nationwide. Thank you to the Glynn
County businesses, groups and individuals that partnered with KBGIB
this spring to help make Glynn County a cleaner and greener place!
KBGIB ELECTRONICS RECYCLING A
"WIN" FOR GLYNN COUNTY
Atlanta Recycling Solutions had a trailer on site to collect,
transport and securely recycle residential electronics.
TOTAL ELECTRONICS RECYCLED: 37,582 lbs.
Records Services, Inc. provided a shredder to securely recycle
your confidential documents.
TOTAL PAPER RECYCLED: 14,750 lbs.
FaithWorks accepted any condition of clothes,
shoes, handbags, hats, towels, wash cloths, sheets,
bedspreads, blankets, curtains, belts & remnants.
TOTAL TEXTILES RECYCLED: 750 lbs.
Glynn/Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team disposed of
unused or expired prescription drugs, including pet meds.
TOTAL PRESCRIPTION MEDS COLLECTED: 75 lbs.
Glynn Iron & Metal will accept scrap metal, appliances, brass,
aluminum, stainless steel & car batteries.
TOTAL SCRAP METAL RECYCLED: 2,560 lbs.
Interstate All Battery Center recycled batteries.
TOTAL BATTERIES RECYCLED: 965 lbs.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Next Electronics & More Recycling Event
AND Green Scene EcoFair - April 25, 2015
KBGIB annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser
A HUGE SUCCESS!
THANK YOU to the following businesses/individuals that supported
KBGIB with a team, a hole sponsorship, or other donation.
KBGIB participates in state-wide
initiative, GA GIVES DAY!
8 Donors pledged $300.00 to KBGIB on November 13th, and we are so grateful!
Your generousity enabled KBGIB to receive a $133.00 grant made possible by
the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation and the Schermerhorn Fund.
Although November 13th was a state-wide effort to recognize the importance of
your local nonprofits, KBGIB welcomes your support any day of the year!
(Donations made via the site below will afford you with 2014 Membership benefits.)
Together, we can make a difference!
KBGIB is pleased to announce the
2013-2014 Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
Brunswick High School - Eddie Jordahl, Christopher Mays, Denasia Murphy, Karizma Odom, Brea Thomas,
Natalie Tindall, Travis Tindall, & Stephen Wilkes
Frederica Academy - Margaret Fairless, Will MacArthur, Emma Thomas, & Jessica Wood
Glynn Academy - Marving Barranco, David Bennett, Rhy Doucette, Kia Dumas, Chandler Durden,
Anne Fuller, Alyssa Kim, Kate Lane, Allison Leotis, Megan Leotis, Luke Liles,
Rachel Neal, Myracle Odom, Kenna Register, Josh Robinson, Megan Triplett,
Tatum Trout, & Haleigh Welch
Led by - Molly Carmical, KBGIB Board of Directors
The KBGIB YAC is comprised of Juniors and Seniors that are
interested in making a difference in our local community. These students
complete educational training sessions via KBGIB and take part in community
service projects that help promote a cleaner and greener community.
On October 16th, KBGIB's YAC joined Driftwood Education Center staff to learn about
the ocean creatures that are affected by litter. The following students are shown in the above photo
(names are not respective to picture): Marving Barranco, Margaret Fairless, Eddie Jordahl, Kate Lane,
Luke Liles, Christopher Mays, Rachel Neal, Karizma Odom, Myracle Odom, Kenna Register, Joshua Robison,
Emma Thomas, Natalie Tindall, Travis Tindall, Tatum Troutt, Haleigh Welch, Stephen Wilkes, and Sean
and Colleen from the Driftwood Nature Center. Molly Carmical, volunteer YAC Leader
and KBGIB Board of Director member is taking the photograph and is not pictured.
Seining, or dragging a net with floaters and sinkers through the water, allowed the
students to catch and study critters safely at East Beach on St. Simons Island.
The KBGIB Youth Advisory Council cares about our environment!
Thank you YAC for your leadership and excellent example.
Students subsequently completed a Beach Sweep to collect the litter that directly affects
these ocean critters. Click HERE for photos.
Clean Sweep Award Winners
January Quarter 2014
United Community Bank - Scranton Connector
FaithWorks Ministry - Sparrows Nest
5 Year Clean Sweep
Award Winners - 2013
Glynn County Historic Courthouse
Do you notice when a business or nonprofit organization
keeps their premises clean and attractive? We invite Y-O-U
to nominate them for a CLEAN SWEEP AWARD!
Nominations are considered and voted upon by a 7-member
committee made up of people from various community sectors.
Quarterly and 5-Year Awards are presented by KBGIB, the Brunswick-Golden
Isles Chamber of Commerce, and The Brunswick News
- streets, gutters, and surrounding areas are kept clean of litter and debris;
- dumpster areas in back are kept clean of litter and debris;
- beautification efforts evident including flowers, vegetation,
weeded sidewalks, premises mowed and well-maintained;
- ash receptacles present on the outside premises to collect cigarette litter.
Quarterly Award Winners receive recognition in front of their peers
at a Chamber meeting and receive a KBGIB-made upcycled award.
They also receive recognition on KBGIB social media sites
as well as in the Brunswick News.
YOU can help reward a business or nonprofit that goes the extra mile!
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