Statewide community cleanup campaign continues; 54 counties signed on

Part of national Great American Cleanup, Arkansas effort challenges communities to #MakeArkansasGreen LITTLE ROCK (April 17, 2018) – More than 100 events in 54 counties statewide have been scheduled so far this spring as part of the local Great American Cleanup® in Arkansas. The cleanup campaign will continue through May, […]

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Winners announced in statewide youth art competition about litter

Annual poster contest promotes clean communities during Great American Cleanup in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK (April 2, 2018) – The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) has chosen six winners and named 12 as honorable mentions in the 2018 Great American Cleanup in Arkansas Youth Poster Contest for elementary students: Grades K-2 […]

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Keep Arkansas Beautiful challenges all counties to #MakeArkansasGreen this spring

Aligned with national Great American Cleanup, campaign encourages local cleanups statewide LITTLE ROCK (Feb. 16, 2018) – As part of the annual Keep America Beautiful™ Great American Cleanup®, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) is helping volunteers in every county organize and promote local cleanup and beautification events that will […]

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Youth Poster Contest Deadline Approaches

Keep Arkansas Beautiful still accepting entries for statewide student poster contest Part of Great American Cleanup effort, poster entries are due March 1 LITTLE ROCK (Feb. 12, 2018) – The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) is still accepting entries in its statewide student poster contest. KAB invites students in kindergarten […]

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Keep Arkansas Beautiful announces statewide K-5 student contest

Part of Great American Cleanup effort, poster entries should focus on litter-free places LITTLE ROCK (Feb. 1, 2018) – The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) invites students in grades kindergarten through fifth to put their creativity on paper and enter this year’s Great American Cleanup® in Arkansas Youth Poster Contest. […]

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Cigarette Litter in The Natural State

Cigarette litter can have devastating effects on the environmental health of this place we call home – The Natural State. From our roads and highways to our state parks and natural areas, these are not places to trash. More than 4 trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide each year; cigarette butts […]

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Cigarette Litter in The Natural State

It is time for Arkansans to understand just how toxic cigarette litter is to The Natural State’s environment. More than 4 trillion cigarette butts are littered each year. They are the No. 1-littered item in Arkansas and worldwide. Eighty percent of those butts will make their way into our rivers, […]

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Cigarette Litter in The Natural State

Littering is something that we have become far too familiar with. From the fast food bag tossed out of a car window to cigarette butts flicked down on the sidewalk, litter is a huge problem in The Natural State. First and foremost, littering is illegal in Arkansas – all littering, including […]

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12,938 Arkansans volunteer at 350+ cleanup events in 2017

Cleanup efforts positively impact communities statewide LITTLE ROCK (Dec. 27, 2017) – Nearly 13,000 Arkansas residents volunteered in local activities across the state in 2017 to help make their communities clean and green by collecting nearly 8 million pounds of litter, bulky waste and used tires to enhance environmental health […]

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