Welcome to Keep Mobile Beautiful, since 1994 we’ve worked to reduce litter, educate our neighbors about recycling and make a difference in the beauty of our City and County!
Keep America Beautiful requested project submissions back in April. They were offering $5,000, $10,000 and $20,000 grants. We worked on our proposal through May and June and there was never a doubt we were going for the $20K! We wanted a plan that would benefit our local Lowe’s Store and allow them to volunteer with us. So building something was important. Thank you Lowe’s Midtown our benefactor and partner!
Bin There, Do That: Earth Friendly Choices for Recycling Green Waste is all about recycling things we don’t even think about – all of our raked leaves, lawn clippings and trimmings, kitchen scraps like fruit and vegetable peels, and even coffee grounds, paper filters, and shredded cardboard.
- Trinity Episcopal Church 1900 Dauphin St
- Dauphin Way United Methodist Church 1550 Dauphin St
- Central Presbyterian Church 1260 Dauphin St
- The Lost Garden 265 Dauphin St
- DeTonti Square 311 N. Conception St
- Government St United Methodist (Bee Hive) Marine St
- Mobile Medical Museum 1664 Springhill Ave
- Strickland Youth Center 2315 Costarides St
- Africatown Whitley St
We also reached out to others and will have bins at the following locations:
- Eichold-Mertz School 2815 Government
- Feeding the Gulf Coast 5248 Mobile St Theodore
- Victory Learning Gardens 261 Rickarby St
Our Garden Managers will be collecting data regarding the waste added to the bins and the compost removed as well as total hours delivering waste to the sites, taking temperature readings and the amount of compost created.
We hope to show how much waste can be kept out of the landfill and put back into our soil during the period Sept to the end of Nov.
Our Mission is to empower individuals to take greater responsibility for the improvement of their community environment.
We are an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.
Find out more about our 2018 Keep America – Lowe’s Community Partners Grant ” Bin There, Do That: Earth Friendly Choices for Recycling Green Waste” SOON!
Host Plants in the Landscape “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir The next step in attracting pollinators is planting or maintaining the presence of host plants. These are the plants, pollinators such as butterflies and moths seek, when depositing …
Perennials for Pollinators “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Mexican Bush Sage ( Salvia leucantha) A very cost effective and efficient way of adding pollinator plants to the landscape is by planting perennials. Perennials are plants that live more than one …
Annuals in the Landscape “The earth laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Pollinators contribute enormously to an ecosystem in the process of acquiring sustenance. While the transfer of pollen is an invaluable contribution, one cannot …