Grants Will Help Support Six Recycling and Litter Prevention Programs in 2010
Submitted by: Keep America Beautiful
Posted: Feb 04, 2010 – 09:10 AM EST
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 04 /CSRwire/ - Six Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates were selected from a nationwide field of nearly 40 entries for the Keep America Beautiful/Anheuser-Busch Environmental Grant Program, which announced winners today. The KAB/Anheuser-Busch Environmental Grants awarded $50,000 in total to programs sponsored by the following KAB affiliates: "Keep Casper Beautiful" (Casper, Wyo.); "Keep Nassau Beautiful" (Fernandina Beach, Fla.); "Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful" (Port Allen, La.); "Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful" (West Palm Beach, Fla.); "Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful - Southwest" (Greensburg, Pa.) and "Keep Phoenix Beautiful" (Phoenix, Ariz.).
The grant applicants were matched up with their local Anheuser-Busch wholesalers to support a variety of environmental programs, including increasing awareness of the need to recycle beverage containers and providing infrastructure to do so.
"We want to congratulate these six Keep America Beautiful affiliates and their local Anheuser-Busch wholesalers who have been selected from so many worthy candidates from across the country," said Hugh Share, director of environmental sustainability for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. "Local recycling efforts, such as these, are making a lasting impact on protecting our environment for future generations and Anheuser-Busch is proud to support these initiatives."
Based in St. Louis, Anheuser Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 49.2 percent share of U.S. beer sales. The company brews the world's largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser Busch also owns a 50 percent share in Grupo Modelo, Mexico's leading brewer. Anheuser-Busch ranked No. 1 among beverage companies in FORTUNE Magazine's Most Admired Global Companies list in 2009. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. This national nonprofit forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. For additional information, visit www.kab.org.
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