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PalmettoPride is South Carolina’s anti-litter and beautification organization. PalmettoPride was created by the legislature to fight litter and keep our state clean, green and beautiful. Through numerous programs and events, our organization aims to educate the public on the impacts of litter to help prevent it, enforce the current litter laws, bring awareness to the issue, and encourage and empower groups to take ownership of their communities to pick up.
PalmettoPride is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization that is a true public/private partnership comprised of state agencies, concerned citizens, corporate sponsors, and community and civic organizations with the stated goal of encouraging “behavioral change” in our citizens about litter. Surveys suggest that over 80% of people who litter do so intentionally. Changing this intentional behavior isn’t going to happen overnight.
We fight to eradicate litter and change the behavior of those that litter through four different avenues.
Our Education efforts have reached hundreds of thousands of South Carolina school children through our anti-litter curriculum, marionette show and various other programs.
We work closely with law Enforcement to prosecute littering and illegal dumping.
We raise Awareness of litter in South Carolina to let people know reducing litter isn’t just about beautification, it’s about economic development.
We work with hundreds of local organizations and thousands of volunteers on Pickup efforts that have dramatically reduced litter.