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Local Environmental Programs Receive Grants From Anheuser-Busch And Keep America Beautiful

Grants Will Help Support Six Recycling and Litter Prevention Programs in 2010

Submitted by: Keep America Beautiful

Categories: Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility

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."

    The grants will help support the following programs:
  • "Keep Casper Beautiful"/Casper Beverage - Platte River Revival Volunteer Day

  • "Keep Nassau Beautiful"/North Florida Sales - Fernandina Beach Park Recycling Program

  • "Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful"/Mockler Beverage Company - Don't Crawfish Backward, Recycle Forward Program

  • "Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful"/Brown Distributing Company - Boaters Recycling Program

  • “Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful - Southwest”/ Fuhrer Wholesale – Illegal Dump Cleanups in Washington County, Pa.

  • "Keep Phoenix Beautiful"/Hensley Beverage Company - Special event recycling program

"We want to thank Anheuser-Busch for their continued support of our local Keep America Beautiful affiliates," said Matt McKenna, president and CEO of KAB. "The partnerships between our affiliates and Anheuser-Busch's wholesalers have truly made an impact in promoting recycling and the responsible disposal of used beverage containers."

About Anheuser-Busch

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

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

For more information, please contact:

Robert Wallace Vice President/Communications
Phone: 203.659.3016
Phone: 314.577.3453

For more from this organization:

Keep America Beautiful


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