WHO: Keep Little Rock Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep Arkansas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful
WHAT: America Recycles Day
WHEN: 5-8 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2019
WHERE: Bernice Garden on South Main in downtown Little Rock
BACKGROUND: The roots of sustainability and city beautification run deep in Little Rock. So deep, in fact, it can be traced back all the way to 1885 when a Little Rock newspaper reportedly offered a free plow with each prepaid subscription. Today, more than 130 years later, Little Rock continues keeping the city beautiful through a myriad of ways, one of which is America Recycles Day from 5-8 p.m. at the Bernice Garden in downtown Little Rock on Fri., Nov. 15.
Sponsored by ShredSmart, Ace Glass and eSCO, Keep Little Rock Beautiful’s America Recycles Day event will feature onsite recycling, document shredding and performances by Fin Judkins Music and We Few. Everyone is encouraged to bring electronics and glass items to be recycled as well as old documents for shredding. The event is free to the public.
“Our goal is for the citizens of Little Rock to commit to reducing, reusing, recycling and buying recycled goods,” said Tim Heiple, chair of Keep Little Rock Beautiful. “The Bernice Garden is an excellent example of what recycling can accomplish as it was once a concrete lot. We hope to encourage others to beautify their environment through reducing, reusing, recycling and purchasing recycled products.”
For more information about the 2019 America Recycles Day in Little Rock, visit http://keeplittlerockbeautiful.com.
About Keep Little Rock Beautiful
Keep Little Rock Beautiful (KLRB) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2005 by a group of individuals passionate about the environmental quality of life in their hometown. We are a volunteer-based community organization dedicated to litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, beautification, and community improvement. Since 2006, KLRB has been a certified local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the nation’s leading community improvement organization. We are also an affiliate of Keep Arkansas Beautiful.
About Keep America Beautiful
At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.