"Practicing Green Pays" Litter Prevention Awards Contest

Hosted by Keep North Carolina Beautiful - Enter to Win $500!

Let your environmental good deeds be recognized by entering Keep NC Beautiful’s (KNCB) 12th annual Litter Prevention Awards Contest. Apply for a chance to win $500 for litter prevention, recycling and community greening programs initiated in 2010.

Government agencies, school/youth groups and non-profits are eligible to apply, and up to three $500 prize awards will be awarded for each category. Applications are based on the following criterion: response to need, litter prevention, measurability, education, partnerships, innovation and plans for award funds. The application process is designed to be basic and require minimal staff time.

Applications can be downloaded at www.keepncbeautiful.org and are due by March 31. For more information, contact KNCB Deputy Director Heather Thompson at (919)783-6993 or hthompson@keepncbeautiful.org.

The 2010 winners included: Johnson & Wales University (JWU), Charlotte; Polk County Appearance Commission, Tryon; Homeless Helping Homeless (HHH), Charlotte; Keep Richmond Beautiful, Rockingham; Blue Ridge Elementary, Warrensville; Craven Community College, New Bern; Haw River Assembly, Bynum; Casa Esperanza Montessori, Raleigh; Solid Waste Environmental Education Panel (SWEEP), Rutherfordton: and Keep Belmont Beautiful, Belmont.

The N.C. Department of Transportation and N.C. Beverage Association are sponsors of this contest.

Keep NC Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that engages and empowers individuals and organizations to take greater responsibility to keep North Carolina beautiful.

Contact: Heather Thompson

Deputy Director

Keep NC Beautiful

(919)783-6993 office

(919)215-4196 cell



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