Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) February 21, 2014
An estimated 60,000 Oklahomans will join millions nationwide to participate in the Great American Cleanup™ (GAC) beginning March 1. This national program of Keep America Beautiful will be coordinated by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) and is sponsored by Devon Energy.
The GAC is about more than just picking up trash around the state. It provides opportunities for beautification projects that might not be done otherwise. With support from sponsor Devon Energy, KOB is able to expand program reach and reward environmental excellence. Devon joined forces with KOB as the first GAC statewide sponsor in 2012, again in 2013, and Devon has come back for more in 2014.
Devon’s sponsorship helps KOB offer registered groups across the state free supplies and support materials for their cleanup projects. Last year’s GAC effort resulted in more than five million pounds of litter being collected and 370,000 pounds of various materials recycled, saving Oklahoma an estimated $6 million.
“At Devon, we have a strong commitment to our environment and to our neighbors,” said Wendi Schuur, Director of Community Relations. “We see the Great American Cleanup as a great opportunity to encourage a sense of community – people working side-by-side to improve the quality of life in their own hometowns.”
One outstanding effort during the 2014 GAC will be recognized with the Devon GAC Achievement Award, including a $1,000 cash prize.
Businesses, groups or organizations wishing to participate in the GAC in Oklahoma must register with KOB. By doing so, groups will receive supplies, program materials and grant opportunities. A limited number of safety vests and gloves were donated by Warren CAT and have already been claimed. However, KOB will have additional vests and gloves for sale on the registration page at a hugely discounted price.
To register for the GAC and find more information regarding the grants, supplies and Devon’s award, please visit keepoklahomabeautiful.com or call (405) 286-9141.
At Keep Oklahoma Beautiful we recognize it's good to walk the road ways and keep them clear. It's good to take the dirty and make it clean. It's good to take the water and make it sparkle, to take foul air and make it sweet, to take barren and wasted land and make it flourish. It's good to take disconnected people and make them a community joining hands for a cause. We are doing good things at KOB, join us and be a part of the communities and good corporate citizens like Devon, who keep Oklahoma beautiful.
Devon, based in Oklahoma City, is a leading independent oil and gas producer and is included in the S&P 500 index. The company is committed to supporting communities where it operates by investing in youth and education, the arts, civic initiatives, the environment and emergency response agencies. Devon is the only independent oil and gas producer included in the Civic 50 list, which recognizes America’s most community-minded companies. For additional information, visit http://www.devonenergy.com.