Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc.
(Left to right - Steve Lezman (PepsiCo); Ralph Poppell; Larry Weber (President of KFB); Chuck Dees (Waste Management);Keyna Cory (Public Affairs Consultants) and Tony Sasso (President of Keep Brevard Beautiful).
Some of the Keep Florida Beautiful Board were in Tallahassee visiting with legislators and the Governor's Legislative Affairs team. Those attending were Larry Weber, President of KFB; Chuck Dees, Waste Management; Steve Lezman, PepsiCo; former state representatives Ralph Poppell and Tony Sasso and Keyna Cory, Public Affairs Consultants. The Board members met with legislative leaders in the House and Senate, Republicans and Democrats; Governor's Office and the Department of Environmental Protection.
Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc. coordinates the efforts of the 39 Florida affiliates to provide one clear voice to champion the efforts of the affiliates to keep Florida a beautiful place to live, work and play.
Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc. believes that every individual 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 really is a very simple concept, however the effects are far reaching.
Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc. 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.
Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc. thrives on having a state network of 39 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.
In 2013, Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation is once again sponsoring theLowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement Grants. The program will award$900,000 in grants to Keep America Beautiful Affiliates and participating organizations for community improvement projects to be completed in 2013.
The Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Grant Partnership Program consists of Community Improvement $5,000 Grants and Community Improvement $20,000 Spotlight Project Grants. These grant applications should reflect the need for a high impact project in your community and you are strongly encouraged to involve your local Lowe's stores and Lowe’s Heroes.
KAB affiliates will be given priority and are eligible to apply for grants beginning February 5, 2013.
Local governments, colleges, civic organizations, schools, and non-profit groups are eligible to apply beginning February 15, 2013.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2013 (there is not a second phase of Lowe’s grants this year, all applications are due March 1)