• Keep Kingsport Beautiful Is Hitting The Streets With Litter Prevention

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    April 30, 2019
    April 30, 2019
    Robin Cleary
    Executive Director
    Keep Kingsport Beautiful
    423-392-8814 (W)
    423-276-3065 (C )
    Keep Kingsport Beautiful Is Hitting The Streets With Litter Prevention
    Keep Kingsport Beautiful is excited to unveil new litter prevention projects this Thursday, May 2, 2019.  These projects, funded through a recently awarded TDOT Special Litter Grant, will be hitting the streets of Kingsport in May. Kingsport Public Works, Kingsport Farmers Market, Fun Fest and Visit Kingsport are partners in several of these projects.
    Awarded the $95,000 grant from TDOT, KKB is using these funds to increase litter law enforcement, increase recycling at public events, reduce the use of single use plastic bags and incorporate TDOT’s Nobody Trashes Tennessee litter prevention campaign at the local level.
    100 percent of the grant funds are going to the City of Kingsport through events and programs to educate our citizens on the economic and environmental costs of littering. Last year Kingsport spent over $108,000 on litter pick up and more than $15 million was spent by TDOT, a cost carried every resident.  KKB is dedicated to making Kingsport a cleaner, greener litter free community.
    The news conference will be held at the Kingsport Chamber, 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Brock Terrace, in Kingsport on Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. 
    The Kingsport Chamber is composed of two non-profit organizations:  the Kingsport Chamber Foundation (501(c)(3)) and Kingsport Chamber of Commerce (501(c)(6)). 
    The Kingsport Chamber Foundation manages, promotes, supports and assists a number of charitable, educational, environmental, leadership, quality of life and wellness programs that have a tremendous impact on the Kingsport community.
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber Foundation include:  Communications & Development; Downtown Concert Series; Education & Workforce Development; Fun Fest; Healthy Kingsport; Keep Kingsport Beautiful; Kingsport Leadership Programs (Leadership Kingsport and S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership); Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Move to Kingsport; Santa Train; STREAMWORKS; Tennessee/Virginia Scholars; and Visit Kingsport.
    The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area. 
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce include:  Communications & Development; Government Relations; and Membership.  The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce has nearly 1,000 members.
    For more information on the Kingsport Chamber, go to KingsportChamber.org or call (423) 392-8800.  We’re social too; follow us on our Facebook page, Your Kingsport Chamber, and on our Twitter account, @kptchamber.
    Robin Cleary