Mike Rosen / Larry Kaufman
For Immediate Release
STAMFORD, Conn. – Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit which envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, presented the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) with a 20th Anniversary Recognition Award at the national nonprofit’s annual National Awards Ceremony, which took place during the Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C.
In addition to SRI, more than 80 individuals and organizations from communities across America were presented with Keep America Beautiful’s National Awards, which recognize the passion, dedication and impact of Keep America Beautiful’s affiliates, partner organizations and volunteers from across the nation. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful consists of a national network of more than 620 statewide and community-based affiliates whose programs, initiatives and efforts, supported by millions of volunteers, help transform public spaces into beautiful places.
“As you all know, the Steel Recycling Institute has been a longtime champion of Keep America Beautiful,” said Keep America Beautiful Chief Development Officer Michael Rogers in presenting the award to Keep America Beautiful board member Jim Woods, who is senior director, sustainability communications, American Iron and Steel Institute. “Now, we’re fortunate to have the ongoing support of SRI through our friend and board member, Jim Woods.”
SRI has been a sponsor of Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference with the highly anticipated “Steel This” session, in which Keep America Beautiful affiliates share successful program ideas with one another.
The Keep America Beautiful National Conference, its premier educational and networking event, brought together more than 350 leaders from Keep America Beautiful’s national network of affiliates, business leaders, policymakers and other experts who shared innovative ideas and proven strategies to help End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities.
The 2017 Keep America Beautiful National Conference was made possible through the support of some of America’s leading companies, including: Title Sponsor – Wrigley Company Foundation; Leadership Sponsors – Altria, Lowe’s and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company; Stewardship Sponsors – Anheuser-Busch, Steel Recycling Institute; Strategic Sponsors – Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Northrop Grumman; Supporting Sponsors – Foodservice Packaging Institute, Maryland Environmental Services and Owens-Illinois, Inc. Scholarships are provided by Altria, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and The Share Fund.
For a complete list of National Awards recipients, click here.
About Keep America Beautiful
At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country in which every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 620 state and community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.