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2014-05-14 12:25:00

City of Austin Challenges Residents to Increase Recycling by 5 Pounds Each Month STAMFORD, Conn., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council announced today that the City of Austin is the first city to partner in the groundbreaking "I Want To Be Recycled" multimedia public service advertising (PSA) campaign. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121114/DC12613LOGO The "I Want To Be Recycled" campaign aims to motivate Americans to recycle every...

2014-04-30 12:24:18

SCRANTON, Penn., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) organization was founded 51 years ago, it's spearheaded initiatives from litter prevention to highway beautification to recycling - and, most recently, community gardens and container gardens (http://earthbox.com/earthbox-systems.html). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140429/82026) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/NY92249LOGO-b) Each spring, Keep America Beautiful...

2014-04-22 12:23:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued a proclamation recognizing April 22, 2014 as "Earth Day" in Pennsylvania. This year's celebration marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day, a movement which elevated the nation's consciousness and awareness of environmental stewardship and civic duty. This year's theme, "Pick It Up - Pennsylvania," is aimed at encouraging continued citizen involvement in helping to beautify...

2014-03-31 12:23:39

Public voting open on takingroot.troybilt.com until May 25 to determine largest grant recipient CLEVELAND, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two organizations with a commitment to improving and beautifying communities across the country are pleased to bring back Taking Root(TM), a gardening grant program introduced last year. Troy-Bilt(®), a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, and Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation's leading nonprofit bringing people together to build and...

2014-03-20 12:25:39

ReFoamIt wins Excellence in EPS Recycling Award CROFTON, Md., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS?IA) has awarded the annual Excellence in EPS Recycling Award to ReFoamIt, a company that organizes foam recycling collections. The award is presented to companies that display an extraordinary commitment to the advancement of expanded polystyrene (EPS) recycling. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/DC87364 ReFoamIt was started in 2009 by...

2014-03-17 08:24:38

Leading Corporations Partner with National Nonprofit and Its Affiliate Network to Engage and Educate Volunteers to Improve Their Community's Environment STAMFORD, Conn., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, announced today the launch of the 16th annual Great American Cleanup. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/DC83834LOGO The Great American Cleanup is the...

2014-02-03 08:22:13

461 Colleges and Universities to Participate in Largest US Student-Driven Recycling Campaign STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Let the competition begin. Through March 29, a special kind of madness is in the air at college campuses across the nation - the 14(th) annual RecycleMania, the national tournament for colleges and universities competing to reduce, reuse and recycle the most. For an eight-week period, beginning today and running concurrently with the...

2014-01-28 12:21:53

More than 1,500 schools mark third annual K-12 Recycle-Bowl® competition; 6.4 million pounds of recyclables recovered STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, today announced the winners of "Recycle-Bowl," the first nationwide recycling competition for elementary-, middle- and high-school students. The Recycle-Bowl® competition, sponsored by...

2013-11-19 23:23:59

For every pound of cigarette waste sent to TerraCycle®, a donation is made to Keep America Beautiful. Pier Park, Panama City Beach’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 125 popular retail and dining choices, has joined a national effort to keep cigarette waste out of area landfills, waterways and off Panama City Beach streets. Panama City Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Pier Park, Panama City Beach’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 125...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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