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Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Honored with a National Innovation Award
Georgia Eco-Focused Nonprofit Recognized by Keep America Beautiful® Through its National Awards Program
By: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
"This is such an incredible recognition of our tireless work throughout Gwinnett County, and we are truly honored," said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. "Thank you, Keep America Beautiful, for what my team and I feel is truly a testament to what it means to put community first. So much more than just another trophy to add to our case, we hope it serves as a reflection of our ongoing commitment to ensuring that our neighbors live in a clean, green, healthy and beautiful Gwinnett for generations to come."
Marlatt insisted that the initial honor came when Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful was selected by Keep America Beautiful from 700 national affiliates to get a meaningful, community-based conversation started about litter. She said that while the U.S. has witnessed a 54% decrease in litter along its roadways over the last decade, 90% of Americans believe litter is still a problem in their community. Keep America Beautiful relayed that it hopes to use this first forum as an example for other affiliates to follow in the future.
In addition to the event that featured a facilitated forum of subject matter experts and local citizens discussing concerns and potential solutions to litter in Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (gwinnettcb.org)