12/12/2014 03:36:38 p.m.
Atlanta, GA – More than 200 Georgians attended the 36th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon on Friday, December 12 at the Marriott Century Center. The annual program honors individuals and organizations working to improve Georgia’s environment.
“Today’s program celebrates and recognizes 36 years of collaboration by individuals, schools, corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies to keep Georgia’s environment beautiful,” said Kevin Perry, President of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation.
The annual awards ceremony recognizes outstanding efforts in the areas of Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction & Recycling and Community Improvement. Individual awards are presented to a public works official, code enforcement official, elected official, student, male volunteer, female volunteer and executive director of the year.
The program also honors Georgia’s Keep America Beautiful Affiliates for their comprehensive environmental impact on the local community. Since its inception in 1978, Georgia’s affiliate network has grown to be the nation’s largest; with 77 local affiliates serving 76% of the state’s population.