Friday, May 13, 2011

Keep America Beautiful PLUS Giveaway! Ends 5/25

I live in an area that is home to one of the largest man-made lakes in America, Grand Lake St. Mary’s. While the lake has struggled in the past couple of years with an algae problem, our area continues to be a high tourist area, especially in the summer. I think it is extremely important to keep our area clean and neat for a number of reasons but mostly because it’s our city and it’s our responsibility to take care of it. I take pride in the place that I call home and there is nothing more that I hate than walking down a street littered with trash and debris because someone was too lazy or didn’t care enough to find a trash can! I was super excited to learn about an awesome program called Keep America Beautiful where communities all over the country are joining forces to keep their communities clean!!! I found through the website that there isn’t a program here where I live so I have requested an application so I can get a team together to start our own group right here! I know it is going to be a lot of work but I am committed to showing my children that it is OUR responsibility to take care of this wonderful Earth that we have been given!

Here's a pic of the courthouse, downtown in the city that I live in! I take pride in where I live and want to help keep it clean!

More about Keep America Beautiful:

Keep America Beautiful believes that each of us holds an obligation to preserve and protect our environment. Through our everyday choices and actions, we collectively have a huge impact on our world. It's really a simple concept, but one with far reaching effects.

Keep America Beautiful follows a practical approach that unites citizens, businesses and government to find solutions that advance our core issues of preventing litter, reducing waste, and beautifying communities.

The diverse American landscape consists of many different "community environments," each with their own interconnected needs and challenges. With a national network of more than 1,200 local affiliates and participating organizations, we combine education with hands-on stewardship to address the needs of communities on an intensely local and effective level.

I hope you will take a minute to check out the Keep America Beautiful site at and see what you can do to help!!!


As a proud sponsor of Keep America Beautiful, NESTLÉ Pure Life would love for you to get involved in your community by supplying one lucky reader with four free cases of Nestle Pure Life bottled water and two Fling Bins to collect recyclables. It’s fun way to get kids involved and teach them the importance of recycling early on!  I am super excited about this giveaway too because our family LOVES Nestle Pure Life AND Fling Bins! 

Mandatory Entry:

Just leave a comment here with your name and email address and give me one suggestion on what you can do to help keep your community clean!

Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK!
Giveaway will end on 5/25 at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be chosen at random via

*Giveaway and Review products were provided by the company and/or representing PR firm. All opinions here are my own*


  1. Melissa Moffat
    Collect soda cans from business which I know they just throw away

  2. i only drink nestles water....pick me!

  3. Awesome giveaway! My kids and I always take part in the local beach clean up and my kids also help me with picking garbage up along the sides of our road. There are many more things, but too many to put here! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Amy

  5. when we go to park b4 we play we fill a bag with garbage


  6. Rita Spratlen
    I live near the beach so I can participate in beach clean up when I take a walk on the beach.

  7. we make sure that we always clean up after having a picknick at the park. Also refraining from single use containers

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

  8. Instead of only picking up sticks while camping, work together to pick up trash too!

    alissa4illustration AT hotmail DOT COM

  9. We we go for walks we take bags with us to pick up trash along the sidewalks and road.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  10. We recycle and compost!

  11. Clean up trash whenever/wherever you see it!

  12. nan
    nannypanpan at
    we pick up trash along the road when we go on our walks

  13. I pick up trash when I see it on the sidewalks!

  14. Use the trash cans!! It's so simple but some people in NYC and I'm sure around the country just don't seem to get it

  15. Wow! What an amazing community of people. Thanks so much for your passion and great suggestions. Good luck on establishing an affiliate in your community (from me and all the folks at Keep America Beautiful).

  16. debbie jackson djackson1958 at hotmail dot com
    we pick up litter along the highway

  17. I pick up the trash that washes in from the flood waters around here every spring.
    jennifer wilson
    jenniferwlsn33 at gmail dot com

  18. Katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
    Kat K.
    We participate in our many "clean up the park" days...actually my kids and I always pick up garbage as we walk in the park.

  19. Annmarie Weeks, annmarieweeks at verizon dot net. We love to get a group together to go to the beach & pick up trash!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! skklemm at gmail dot com
    We could collect cans from businesses and even go through the trash. Missouri does not collect a deposit so most people do not recycle. ESPECIALLY restaurants!

  21. Stephanie Gaffney
    We pick up all the litter we find in our own neighborhood community. If everyone did that everything would look a lot better!

  22. I recycle cans and volunteer with local groups to gather trash along the country roads where I live.

  23. Such a great giveaway! My family and I walk every day a few miles down the road and back and while we do it we pick up the trash. We live in the country so there aren't alot of house and people think it's a dumping ground. But by having my kids join in they enjoy it and it teaches them to do it everywhere they go.

  24. we help by picking up trash and recycling aluminum and plastics
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com


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