Keep Pearland Beautiful receives grant in support of local project
Waste Management has awarded a 2012 Waste Management Think Green Grant of $10,000 to support one of Keep Pearland Beautiful's projects.
The grant was awarded to fund the group's Kids in Pearland Preserving the Environment through Responsible Service program. Keep Pearland Beautiful is one of 10 affiliates to receive a grant this year.
Merit-based Think Green Grants are awarded to Keep America Beautiful affiliates with programs to increase local recycling efforts, expand environmental education or enhance local beautification and community green initiatives. Waste Management has supported more than 100 KAB community projects over the past eight years through grants.
"Keep Pearland Beautiful is honored to receive this grant from Waste Management to expand the KIPPERS Program, train teachers and students in Pearland on solid waste management and formulate solutions for future sustainability," said Sherwin Sun, executive director of Keep Pearland Beautiful, in a press release. "Our project will expand our student environmental clubs to all Pearland schools and form a roundtable of stakeholders to create new strategies for solid waste management in Pearland."
"Keep America Beautiful applauds the work of Keep Pearland Beautiful and its continuing efforts to make Pearland a greener, more vibrant community," said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Matthew M. McKenna in the press release.
"Waste Management, KAB and its affiliates share the common goal of providing sustainable environmental and beautification programs that help enhance the quality of life of the communities we serve. So we are pleased once again to support KABs affiliate network and the vital work they do," said Barry Caldwell, WM senior vice president and chief communications officer and past KAB chairman of the board.
Houston based Waste Management Inc. provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is the largest. To learn more about Waste Management visit wm.com or thinkgreen.com.
Keep America Beautiful Inc. was established in 1953 and is a national nonprofit that engages individuals to take greater responsibility for improving community environments. For more information, visit kab.org.