CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
Do you like to create beautiful works of art from items destined for the landfill?
Would you like to be involved in our Community Jubilee silent auction on October 22?
Contact us for details! * NEW * We will start accepting bids on artists' upcycled work on
October 12 via social media.
All art donations and bids will benefit what you see on this site -
and we are a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are also tax-deductible!
KEEP GOLDEN ISLES BEAUTIFUL
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT
A "WIN" FOR GLYNN COUNTY
(Click HERE for photos)
Atlanta Recycling Solutions had a trailer on site to collect,
transport and securely recycle residential electronics.
TOTAL ELECTRONICS RECYCLED: 36,564 lbs (192 PC's /
55 laptops / 37 LCD monitors / 92 CRT monitors / 64 TV's)
Records Services, Inc. provided a shredder to securely recycle
your confidential documents.
TOTAL PAPER RECYCLED: 6,000 lbs
FaithWorks accepted any condition of clothes,
shoes, handbags, hats, towels, wash cloths, sheets,
bedspreads, blankets, curtains, belts & remnants.
TOTAL TEXTILES RECYCLED: 500 lbs
Glynn/Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team disposed of
unused or expired prescription drugs, including pet meds.
TOTAL PRESCRIPTION MEDS COLLECTED: 65.6 lbs
Glynn Iron & Metal accepted scrap metal, appliances, brass,
aluminum, stainless steel & car batteries.
TOTAL SCRAP METAL RECYCLED: 1,680 lbs
Interstate All Battery Center recycled batteries.
TOTAL BATTERIES RECYCLED: 1,033 lbs
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful recycled all components of
PUR / Brita products via TerraCycle.
TOTAL PUR / Brita products recycled: 6 lbs
The Home Depot accepted light bulbs.
TOTAL LIGHT BULBS COLLECTED: 147
326 vehicles drove through this year's event, with 65 volunteers
working a total of 290 hours...often in the pouring rain! With two lines
of dedicated volunteers to unload these vehicles, our event participants
did not have to lift a finger!
We express sincere thanks to those who took time
out of their weekend to help this event run smoothly:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Brunswick High School NJROTC
Brunswick Job Corps Center
We also thank our sponsors who donated items and services to
help make this event a success:
Brunswick Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United
The Brunswick News
Glynn County Public Works Department
Glynn Place Mall
Golden Isles Broadcasting
iHeart Media, Inc.
JCPenney and staff
Republic Services, Inc.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Next Electronics & More Recycling Event
April 23, 2016
It was a beautiful day for the annual
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful
Golf Tournament Fundraiser
May 4, 2015
4-player scramble at The Brunswick Country Club
(Click HERE for photos)
THANK YOU to the following for supporting our largest fundraiser of the year:
Below are the three winning teams - congratulations!
Closest to hole #'s 4 and 17 respectively were Ty McGinty and Greg Dykstra.
Raffle winner of the new Apple Watch was Merry Tipton,
and other door prizes were presented to Kelly Bennett and Hugh Nunnally, Jr.
1st place team: (L-R) Jason Webster, Paxton Shuman, Greg Dykstra
Not pictured Ryan Farrelle. Tournament Chairman Dan Hogan (R)
Second place team: (R-L) Brad Butler, Chad Bailey, Jarrett Bridges, Mac Butler
Tournament Chairman Dan Hogan (L)
3rd place team (R-L) - Mitch Baxley, Mark Landon, Steve Roberts
Not pictured is Gene Chow. Tournament Chairman Dan Hogan (L)
KBGIB WINS STATE and NATIONAL AWARDS IN 2014
KBGIB had a banner year with 2014's activities, programming, projects and
outreach, earning top distinctions in both state and national standings:
Keep Georgia Beautiful Award
KBGIB placed SECOND in the Affiliate of the Year category within Georgia's
Keep America Beautiful network for affiliates of our geographic size!
Keep America Beautiful Award
The KBGIB / UGA Marine Extension Service / Georgia Sea Grant
Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) effort, This is Litter Too
outreach campaign, earned a THIRD place distinction in the Keep America
Beautiful national network! KBGIB accepted the award and a
$500 prize check at January's Keep America Beautiful
national convention in Washington, DC. Additionally,
KBGIB applied for and received a KAB travel scholarship
to pay for airfare, hotel and travel costs.
THANK YOU to the many KBGIB supporters, partners and volunteers who
work so hard to help keep our community clean and green!
DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN "THIS IS LITTER TOO" SIGN HERE!!!
(Not to toot our own horn, but did we mention that
we won a third place national distinction
for our Cigarette Litter Prevention Program?)
KBGIB'S BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER
EVENT A COMMUNITY SUCCESS
Thank you to the 238 volunteers that worked a total of 752 hours
to help keep 1,882 trees out of the landfill!
KBGIB recognizes the following organizations and businesses
for helping to make this event possible:
Blythe Island Chipper Crew
Boy Scout Troop/Pack #1
Boy Scout Troop #211
Boy Scout Troop #213
Boy Scout Troop #224
Boy Scout Troop #227
Boy Scout Troop #248
Brunswick High School NJROTC
City of Brunswick Public Works
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United
Georgia Power Company Chipper Crew
Girl Scout/Brownie Troop #30024
Glynn County Public Works
Golden Isles Broadcasting
Golden Isles Wood Products
Southland Waste Systems
The Home Depot - Brunswick
Tidelands Nature Center Staff
Winn Dixie Store #159 (Hwy 341)
Winn Dixie Store #19 (SSI)
Winn Dixie Store #60 (Glynn Avenue)
Winn Dixie Store #68 (Exit 29)
Y-O-U for contributing financially in 2014
To see Bring One for the Chipper photos, click 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 were 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.
KBGIB participates in state-wide
initiative, GA GIVES DAY!
Donors can visit the website below all year long to pledge to their favorite
non-profit organization - and we hope it's Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful!
Although November 13th is 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 be recognized as a 2015 KBGIB Partner.)
Together, we can make a difference!
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.
Clean Sweep Award Winners
April Quarter 2015
Benton House of Brunswick
Golden Isles Association of Realtors
5 Year Clean Sweep
Award Winners - 2014
The Coastal Bank of Georgia - Scranton Connector
College Place United Methodist Church
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 Keep Golden Isles Beautiful,
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 Keep Golden Isles Beautiful-made upcycled
award. They also receive recognition on Keep Golden Isles Beautiful
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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