About KCB

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The City of Charleston is world renowned for its history, natural beauty and charm. Since 1977, Keep Charleston Beautiful (PDF) (KCB) has been working to maintain the beauty of the area through education, public awareness, and community involvement. A clean Charleston is a visible demonstration of the pride we feel in our community.

Keep Charleston Beautiful is an award-winning organization, both locally and nationally. As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and PalmettoPride, Keep Charleston Beautiful works with national and local organizations to promote a clean beautiful environment for all Americans.

Our Mission

Keep Charleston Beautiful (KCB) is dedicated to promoting the cleanliness and beautification of the City of Charleston through education, public awareness, and community involvement.

Our Goals

  • To develop a cohesive set of outreach programs that address litter, beautification, and community involvement in the City of Charleston.
  • To create a strong cooperative network of community, business, and government leaders to further program activities.
  • To insure that KCB goals and programs are familiar to all people who work and live in the City of Charleston.
  1. Education Programming
  2. Public Awareness
  3. Community Involvement

Keep Charleston Beautiful's (KCB) school-based education programs focus on teaching Charleston's youth to live litter free lives while encouraging environmental awareness and volunteerism. Programs are funded through support from the City of Charleston, PalmettoPride, Friends of Keep Charleston Beautiful, and community donations. KCB's part-time Education Coordinator assists with scheduling and development of the education programs. All programs are offered free of charge to local schools.