In 2010 Las Vegas was certified as an official Keep America Beautiful affiliate, opening the door to grants and resources that are used to beautify the community. The Keep Las Vegas Beautiful chapter focuses on community education and hands-on stewardship that reduces litter and waste and promotes grassroots volunteerism, to make sustainable improvement.
A litter index was part of the certification process, and seven teams hit the streets to survey, log and document what they observed in the community to establish a baseline for improvement. Since the litter index, targeted cleanups and beautification projects have been conducted in neighborhoods across the city.
Keep Las Vegas Beautiful is a coalition led by the city of Las Vegas and is comprised of Republic Services of Southern Nevada, the Clark County School District, the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebel Recycling Program, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition, United Way of Southern Nevada, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection.
Adopt-a-Spot offers local volunteers an opportunity to make a difference in their neighborhood by selecting an area that is important to them and keeping it clean and safe through ongoing monitoring and reporting of issues along with beautification and cleanup projects.
The Great American Cleanup offers assistance to groups and organizations to create and implement structured volunteer community beautification projects in neighborhoods, schools and parks.
Teen Council offers high school students the opportunity to gain leaderships skills through volunteer experience by creating their own community projects and peer mentoring programs.
Youth Educational Program offers short school programs that fun, interactive educational opportunities for students of all ages.
School Teaching Gardens offer eligible schools the opportunity to apply for funding and support to build, grow and beautify school teaching gardens.
School Mural Program accepts applications from eligible schools for funding and support to implement a community mural. Community advocacy groups neighborhood youth, and professional muralists work together to choose the mural’s theme and to create the mural.
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