Communities encouraged to participate, compete for cash prize
December 15, 2011 - Oklahoma City - A new energy is joining the fight to keep Oklahoma beautiful. Devon Energy has become the first statewide sponsor of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup (GAC)™ in Oklahoma. Communities across the state are encouraged to sign up now to participate in the three-month campaign.
Two communities, judged to have accomplished exceptional GAC efforts, each will receive the Devon GAC Achievement Award including a $1,000 cash prize.
The GAC in Oklahoma is the marquee program of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, a statewide nonprofit headquartered in Oklahoma City. Devon’s sponsorship will provide, to an already successful and growing program, opportunities to increase the number of new start-up programs and establish a competition with incentives to foster project excellence,” Gail Ingram Ederer, KOB executive director said.
During the 2011 campaign, 771 cleanup events took place and about 47,000 volunteers removed 6.5 million pounds of litter and debris in 937 communities. Activities included litter prevention, community greening and beautification, resource conservation, waste reduction and recycling efforts.
“Devon strives to be an integral part of the communities where we operate," Wendi Schuur, Devon’s director of Public and Community Affairs, said. “We encourage our employees to be involved in communities where we operate because it’s the right thing to do and a cornerstone of Devon's corporate values. We’re pleased to partner with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful to reduce litter and improve the aesthetic qualities in our communities.”
To learn how your community can take part visit www.keepoklahomabeautiful.com/great-american-cleanup or call 405-286-9141. The statewide campaign will begin its tenth season March 1, 2012.
Posted on 12/15/2011
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under