Keep Greene Beautiful Programs
Taking Action For Greeneville
Keep Greene Beautiful organizes and promotes a number of programs to encourage citizens of all ages to be environmentally aware and take an active role in making our community a safe, clean, and healthy place to work and play.
Keep Greene Beautiful also encourages members of the local community to get involved in regional and statewide initiatives as well.
Check out all of our programs below!
Educational and Awareness Programs
Community outreach, educational and public awareness campaigns, and various activities are planned throughout the year by Keep Greene Beautiful. These include the introduction of “The Talking Tree” to local students, as well as presentations on topics such as stormwater, recycling, beautification and litter cleanup, and prevention.
All fifth-grade students in the Greeneville and Greene County school systems are invited to Keep Greene Beautiful’s annual Conservation Camp at David Crockett Birthplace State Park held each year in September. Presentations at the camp range from environmental science topics to conservation subjects.
This year-long program is designed to beautify locations within the community. Civic, service, church, and other organizations plan workdays to landscape areas of the community.
Throughout the year major events within the community are declared to be “litter-free” by Keep Greene Beautiful and event hosts. These events include ballgames, tournaments, festivals, parades, and the Greene County Fair. During these events, guests are encouraged to dispose of litter in proper containers, as well as assist in keeping the grounds of the host site in immaculate condition.
Partners for a Clean Community
Partners for a Clean Community is a membership program through which industries, businesses, clubs, organizations, non-profit groups, families and individuals support Keep Greeneville Beautiful efforts to provide a cleaner environment for the entire community.
I Spy on Litter
The I Spy On Litter Program is a safe and effective way for citizens to help send a litter prevention message to litterbugs.
The State of Tennessee maintains a litterbug hotline and website that allow citizens to report incidents of littering. The name of the reporter is not published and is kept confidential, and the name of the litterbug is not released to the police. The litterbug will receive one informative letter from the Tennessee Highway Patrol explaining the importance of keeping Tennessee beautiful and will not be contacted again.
To report a litterbug, call 877-8-LITTER or visit the Litter Hotline “Online”.
Keep Greene Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Road Program provides an opportunity for volunteers from civic, service and other organizations to become involved with the preservation of Greene County’s natural beauty by picking up roadside litter. Groups that participate help the county save money that can be used for other highway projects. They also generate economic benefits and civic pride for their own communities and neighborhoods by creating a cleaner environment. These efforts also remind travelers and residents not to litter.
Adopt-A-Spot is a program that encourages beautification of public areas by allowing members of the community to contribute materials and labor resources for landscaping, landscape maintenance and litter reduction at sites within the public domain.