Keep Temple Beautiful is looking for volunteers for the Great American Cleanup (GAC), which runs from March through May. The organization is encouraging people to join or to create a group and participate in activities that will include beautification projects, recycling, conduct educational programs, litter free events, and litter removal from public parks, waterways and rights-of-way. Neighborhood groups, churches, schools, civic clubs, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate.
The Great American Cleanup developed by Keep America Beautiful is the nation's largest annual community improvement program, bringing together the power of 3.8 million volunteers and participants to create local change. In 2011, volunteers donated more than 5.2 million hours in 2011 to clean, beautify and improve more than 16,500 communities during more than 30,600 events in all 50 states and beyond.
Key event dates for the Great American Cleanup are:
March 5 — April 9 Annual Phonebook recycling contest, Project ReDirectory Kicks-Off. Open to all TISD elementary schools and BISD elementary schools in the district.
March 12 – 16 CAC Eco Art Classes open to ages 10 and up.
March 19 Earth Day Logo Contest Opens to all students.
March 21 Eco- Lunch & Learn on Scott & White Pharmaceutical Take Back program at 12 noon, Chamber of Commerce.
March 21 – March 28 Take Back Pharmaceutical Drop Off at the Chamber of Commerce.
March 24 UMHB Peppercreek Waterway Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
April 21 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Electronic Recycling at Holy Trinity Catholic High School
April 28 KTB Annual Litter Survey.