September 29, 2021
PalmettoPride presented the SouthernCarolina Alliance with a Litter Task Force Grant in Hampton today to establish a Litter Prevention Program…Read More
November 30, 2021
Columbia, SC (November 30, 2021) – Keep South Carolina Beautiful, the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and a division of PalmettoPride, recognized affiliates and local partners for efforts in litter prevention in their home cities and counties during the annual conference held in Myrtle Beach, September 8-10, 2021.
Affiliates implement programs in the areas of waste reduction, litter prevention and beautification with the overall mission to improve communities. Keep South Carolina Beautiful has seen a significant increase in affiliates and participation in recent years. In 2021, the South Carolina network comprised 20% of the new affiliates with the national Keep America Beautiful network.
Since 2020, South Carolina has certified six new affiliates: Keep Jasper County Beautiful, Keep Conway Beautiful, Keep Walterboro Beautiful, Keep Lancaster County Beautiful, Keep Pickens County Beautiful, and Keep Myrtle Beach Beautiful.
The awards presented were for achievements in the year 2020:
Outstanding Performance Awards
Advertising-Marketing; Keep Berkeley Beautiful – Get Outside & Keep Berkeley Beautiful
Educator-School; Keep Berkeley Beautiful – Michael Huff
Event-Program; Keep York County Beautiful and Rock Hill Clean & Green – Polar Bear Pickup
Local Government; Keep Beaufort County Beautiful – Beaufort County
Affiliate Community Partnership – Business; Keep Berkeley Beautiful – Santee Cooper
Affiliate Community Partnership – Government; Keep Greenville County Beautiful – Litter Ends Here
Affiliate Community Partnership – Social; Keep Beaufort County Beautiful – Port Royal Sound & Maritime Center
Affiliate Community Partnership – Overall; Keep Dorchester County Beautiful – Edisto River Adventures
Board Member of the Year; Keep Aiken County Beautiful – Dr. Darlene Rittel
Volunteer of the Year; Keep York County Beautiful – William ‘Mercy’ Cureton
Affiliate Recognition Awards
Keep South Carolina Beautiful & South Carolina Litter Control Association
Affiliate & Enforcement Partnership Award; Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful & Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement Department
2020 President’s Circle Recipients
KSCB State Leader, Mallory Coffey, sits on the State Leaders Council and will assume the role as president in 2023. She is a recognized national trainer and speaker. South Carolina affiliates including KSCB, Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful presented at the KAB national conference, November 15. To learn more about Keep South Carolina, contact PalmettoPride at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PalmettoPride is working towards a litter-free South Carolina. Created as a legislative initiative to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina by engaging citizens to take action in their communities through education, enforcement, awareness and pickup. Keep South Carolina Beautiful is a division of PalmettoPride and is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. KSCB oversees more than 35 affiliates across the state and provides resources, training, guidance, and funding to those affiliates.
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