To engage and educate individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing beautification, protecting the environment, and eliminating litter and blight.
Moving towards a greener, cleaner, more sustainable Columbus.
Here is a review of some of the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission's milestones:
- 1986: Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission was created by ordinance in December
- 1988: KCBC became a certified affiliate program of Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
- 1999: Commission successfully petitioned Council to increase litter fines from $500 to $1,000
- 2002: KCBC joined Trees Columbus, Inc. to strengthen the tree ordinance
- 2006: Commission coordinated the first city-wide Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic project
- 2007: KCBC structured the I-185 Scenic Byway, whereby the GDOT designated thirty-nine miles of I-185 as a Scenic Byway
- 2011: KCBC and Columbus Water Works co-sponsored the first community-wide “grease and over-the-counter/prescription drug”
- 2013: We held our first shoes recycling project (Diverted 22,000 pair of shoes from the landfill)
- 2014: Held our first annual “Teacher, free supplies recycle day”with Aflac
Keep Columbus Georgia Beautiful was established as a Non-Profit 501c (3) organization in 2012 to enhance KCBC fundraising efforts to support on-going programs and projects for environmental advocacy, education and sustainability.