As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Alachua County 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.
As you can see, we work on a small budget, while managing to provide a current cost benefit ratio of $4.56 per dollar. We accomplish this by using city, county and state government funding to leverage private corporate and individual contributions, in-kind donations and, most importantly, thousands of volunteer hours annually.
There are numerous benefits to becoming a KACB member. Engaging to a greater degree with your neighbors and fellow business owners in an effort to beautify the spaces we inhabit creates a stronger sense of community. Membership funds support programming that encourages active participation in civic life for adults and children, helps to implement environmentally sound waste disposal and recycling practices throughout the county and which educates citizens on gardening and beautification projects. Additional uses of these funds include the research and development of new and innovative programs which will allow us the opportunity to educate greater numbers of people about the work that we do. KACB’s social media forums on Facebook, Pinterest and Linkedin will be used to promote member businesses in an effort to provide local business owners with both publicity and a connection point to other like-minded and environmentally conscious business owners throughout the county. KACB needs the support of individuals and the business community in order to continue on in its efforts to build and enhance a caring ethic among the citizens of Alachua County.