Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Litter Free School Zone Program Engages Students in Community Stewardship

(August 12, 2015) Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful believes that our younger generation are instrumental in building clean and beautiful communities and providing opportunities for environmental and community stewardship is a big step in that direction. To that end, as we all embark on another school year, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites schools in Pennsylvania to participate in the Litter Free School Zone Program, a comprehensive program that can complement lessons designed around recycling, litter awareness, and community stewardship.

The Litter Free School Zone program is designed to encourage students in grades K – 12 to keep their school grounds litter-free and to raise public awareness regarding litter via a Litter Free School Zone sign to be displayed outside the school. The program is sponsored by the PA Department of Environment Protection. To learn more visit https://www.keeppabeautiful.org/KeepIt/LitterFreeSchoolZone.aspx or contact Stephanie Larson at 877-772-3673.  

“Students, clubs, classes, and even entire school districts can participate in the Litter Free School Zone program. Keeping their school litter-free is an easy and fun way for students to work together, learning valuable community leadership and responsibility skills while gaining a respect for the environment and the world around them. It is also an opportunity to develop a school-wide stewardship ethic and set a community example” states Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful.  Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 113 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.