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Who we are

Keep Jersey City Beautiful (KJCB) is the first affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB) in the State of New Jersey. KAB is a leading national nonprofit that inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community by mobilizing volunteers for civic engagement. In honor of Earth Day, the City of Jersey City and its community partners will once again be hosting its annual Great Jersey City CleanUp for a third year. During this citywide initiative, residents are encouraged to clean parks and streets, for example, maintenance on tree pits and planters, while also separating recyclables from non-recyclable items. To learn more about KAB and our affiliation, visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KeepJCBeautiful/ 

Through the KAB leadership, the City of Jersey City has spearheaded other special initiatives under the KJCB umbrella such as Stop the Drop Anti-Litter Program (http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2015/07/stop_the_drop_takes_the_community_at_lafayette.html) and the Jersey City Mural Arts Program (http://jerseycityculture.org/jersey-city-mural-arts-program/).  

 

How the 2nd Annual Great Jersey City CleanUp made a difference in 2017

30 tons of garbage

7 tons of recycling

1400 volunteers participated

55 organizations participated

25 planters weeded and planted

 

Why the Great Jersey City CleanUp Needs You

Keep America Beautiful seeks to educate, motivate, and activate people to recycle more and recycle right by improving recycling awareness and participation. We provide tools to inform people how and where to make recycling happen and most importantly why to recycle - transforming the act of recycling into a daily social norm. 

 

Volunteer Positions 

Zone Captain:

- Lead a group (small or large), for example, neighborhood/block association or community group

- Oversee specific boundaries (parks, alleys, main and side streets)

- Gather and return borrowed equipment

- Coordinate with the Ward Representative

- Willing to manage individual volunteers 

Attend mandatory meeting prior to the event on April 7th, Bethune Center from 11 AM - 1 PM 

 

Individuals:

- Placed in groups to participate 

- Attend the meeting (not mandatory but encouraged) for finalization of all clean-up zones: Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 PM at the Hank Gallo Community Center (Lincoln Park) 

Requirements

Volunteers must agree to a safety liability waiver before participating in the CleanUp. 

Wear gloves, appropriate clothing, and shoes 

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
April 28, 2018

About the organization

Keep Jersey City Beautiful

Contact:
Omni Aviv
Volunteer Coordinator
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