Fighting litter for 20+ Years
Our primary goal is to engage citizens to take responsibility for litter prevention, but our experience has taught us that we need our elected officials to support our initiatives, support litter-pickup infrastructure, and support law enforcement efforts.
We have helped more than 712,793 volunteers remove 88,861,039 pounds of litter from our roads and natural areas. With your support, we can continue to make a difference in South Carolina.
Litter reduction of 60% since founding
Litter is a cultural issue and one that is felt across the globe. In South Carolina, we have seen litter reduce by 60% since we were formed. While we have achieved these results, we have also seen a number of challenges across the state that makes litter prevention a more daunting task to both undertake and see real results. Our population has grown to 5.29 million. Our highways are under construction. Lifestyles keep everyone on the move. Volunteers are harder to engage. Information overload makes it difficult to make lasting impressions.
PalmettoPride will continue to instill pride in our state, one cleanup at a time. With our Legislature behind us and our mission at hand, we will change the landscape of South Carolina for the better.
Governor’s Task Force on Litter created Litter Trashes Everyone Marionette Show debuted
PalmettoPride is created as a non-profit and SC state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, managing the Keep South Carolina Beautiful program
Louie the Lion becomes PalmettoPride’s official mascot
PalmettoPride launches the Litter Busters Hotline
First Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup held
PalmettoPride begins offering Tree Grants
Litter-Free Games program launched
PalmettoPride launches Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest
Adopt-a-Highway comes under Palmetto Pride
PalmettoPride joins the South Carolina Litter Commission
PalmettoPride launches children’s book contest
PalmettoPride launches Litter Busters App
South Carolina litter laws are revised
PalmettoPride publishes revised version of the Litter Lessons Curriculum
SC Lt. Governor Pamela Evette launches Grab a Bag SC campaign in partnership with PalmettoPride
PalmettoPride launches the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, in partnership with Keep America Beautiful
Litter Trashes Everyone Marionette Show reaches total of 1,000,000 K-5 SC Students
PalmettoPride installs first WATERGOAT
Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest becomes the SC Governor’s Art Contest on Litter Prevention
PalmettoPride and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful publish first multi-state litter law study