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Littering Is Wrong Too Contest
Keep Akron Beautiful is launching a new litter prevention campaign contest asking residents, "What in Akron is AS Wrong as Littering?" We are looking for local wrongs to use in successful national anti-littering campaign.
In November KAB launched a new litter prevention education campaign that calls attention to the inappropriate act of littering, and the thoughtlessness of littering with other wrongdoings like "networking at a funeral" or "proposing on a blind date," while also defining the act of littering as socially unacceptable.
Sadly, many people still don't view litter as a real problem, as they don't understand that litter has a real and serious economic impact on a community, in addition to the environmental fallout. We are hoping to engage people through a campaign contest and get them to recognize that littering is a real problem, but a preventable one.
EXAMPLES of Akron wrongs: Calling a devil strip a tree lawn or Not serving sauerkraut balls on New Years! So... what is yours? You could win a $100 American Express Gift Card and your wrong could be featured on billboards all around the city. Start brainstorming and submit your wrong to email@example.com by 4:30 p.m. on March 20, 2014. The submissions will be reviewed by KAB staff and Bob Dyer, award-winning Akron Beacon Journal columnist. His favorites will be featured on billboards in April, Clean Up Akron Month.
More details here:
Clean Up Akron Month- APRIL
Register NOW for Keep Akron Beautiful's second annual Clean Up Akron Month! Register your volunteer group to participate in cleaning up OUR city! All groups will receive free supplies (bags, gloves, Purell, and educational resources) as well as free trash disposal. This program is part of the national Great American Cleanup, and Keep Akron Beautiful has been rallying volunteers for this event for over 33 years. The first 1,000 registered volunteers will receive free admission to the Akron Zoological Park on Saturday May 3! We look forward to having your help to keep our city clean and beautiful!
* Choose ANY day in the month of April
* Choose ANY site in the City of Akron (or we will help find you one!)
Help us keep the city clean!
Dreamscape Tickets ON SALE!
The Dreamscape Makeover Raffle is Keep Akron Beautiful's annual fundraiser that was developed 11 years ago to help support our public land beautification program, Flowerscape. The Dreamscape Makeover is a raffle where one lucky winner will recieve a professionally designed front or back yard makeover, valued at $10,000. Raffle tickets are $25 a piece or 5 for $100.
Purchase a ticket ONLINE.