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The National Action Days ofthe Great American Cleanup ™ April 27-28, 2012
Welcome! Meeting Goals: ◦ Learn more about your projects ◦ Meet your respective Site Leader or Volunteer Team Leader ◦ Get ready for a successful project ◦ Learn how you can share the event with others
The Great American Cleanup™ National Action Days Established by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Marks the start of the Great American Cleanup Season, the Nation’s largest community improvement program Mobilizes millions of volunteers Over 15,000 communities nationwide
Hampton Roads Nationally Recognized One of 10 national locations Selected by Keep America Beautiful Only site in Virginia Chosen because of ◦ Partnership between askHRgreen.org and Keep Virginia Beautiful ◦ Successful previous cleanups ◦ Ability to bring volunteers together ◦ Regional cooperation among 16 cities and counties of Hampton Roads ◦ Collaboration with the military ◦ Strong corporate support of community cleanup and green up projects
Organizing Partners Keep America Beautiful Hampton Roads PlanningEngages individuals to take greater District Commissionresponsibility for improving their Provides assistance on local andcommunity environments. regional issues pertaining to economics, physical and environmental askHRgreen.org planning, emergency management and transportation.Comprehensive regional publicawareness campaign of HRPDC which Represents more than 1.6 millionencourages environmental stewardship people who live in the 16 cities andamong all residents in Hampton Roads. counties that comprise Hampton Roads. Keep Virginia BeautifulEngages and unites Virginians toimprove our natural and scenicenvironment.
April 27-28 Action Day Events Everyone in Hampton Roads is encouraged to join a transformational community improvement project ◦ 25-50 volunteers per project ◦ Half day of work “Green Starts Here” Celebration, Friday, April 27th, 4:30 to 7:00pm ◦ Hosted by askHRgreen.org and Keep Virginia Beautiful ◦ Project leaders, corporate/military captains, honorary board members, sponsors and corporate partners invited ◦ Location: Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk
Transformational Projects Re-landscape public school grounds Public park cleanup and beautification Remove a dilapidated foot bridge in Norfolk in preparation for refurbishment Remove litter and debris from the Great Dismal Swamp Help divert household hazardous waste at a collection event Hiking trail and wetland cleanup And many more projects to be determined
Cleanup Goals Hold a transformational project in each Hampton Roads municipality Recruit at least 1,000 volunteers Raise at least $100,000 for future transformation projects Heighten awareness through media coverage Engage more people in local stewardship through askHRgreen.org
Thank You for Joining In! AND YOUR ◦ Co-workers and employees ◦ Family, friends and neighbors ◦ Military commands, ships, squadrons, families and retirees ◦ Everyone to join the 2012 Great American Cleanup™ You have an opportunity to make a difference in the quality of life in Hampton Roads
Why Does this Matter? Litter, graffiti, unkempt streets and parks ◦ Symptoms of uncaring behavior ◦ “Wake-up call” for citizens concerned about Hampton Roads quality of life Your group can make a visible difference askHRgreen.org and Keep Virginia Beautiful need your help!
How Many Volunteers Needed? Minimum per project: 25 volunteers What if you cannot recruit 25? ◦ Combining Volunteer Teams ◦ Individual Volunteers Age and Skill Requirements
Southside Projects (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk) Chesapeake: Litter Cleanup, Beautification Norfolk: Litter Cleanup, Park Painting & Spruce up, Shelter Yard Spruce Up, Zoo Bear toy set up, Green Starts Here Event Portsmouth: Road Litter Cleanups, HHW Collection Suffolk: Dismal Swamp/River Cleanup Virginia Beach: Park and Railroad Cleanup, Shelter Yard Spruce Up
Peninsula Projects (Hampton, James City County, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, York) Hampton: Litter Cleanup, Beautification, Landscaping James City County: Litter Cleanup, Beautification Newport News: HHW/Electronics Collection, Landscaping, Park Maintenance, Litter Cleanup Poquoson: Blueways & Byways Clean up, Park Spruce up, Adopt A Spot cleanups Williamsburg: Prescription Drug take back, Storm drain medallion installation
Role of the Site Leader (Manager) Set goals for the day; Prepare work plan and schedule Meet with Volunteer Team Leader on site; Take “before” pictures! Secure necessary supplies, equipment and materials Provide check in area for volunteers Provide welcome, instructions and safety briefing to volunteers Supervise the work Secure equipment, materials and site Take “after” photos Thank all volunteers and support staff
Role of the Volunteer Team Leader Meet with Project Site Leader at the Site prior to the event Recruit volunteers Communicate project details to all volunteers Thank them for volunteering Take photos Assist Project Site Leader as needed
Green Starts Here Celebration You and a guest are invited to the “Green Starts Here” Celebration In honor of the Great American CleanupTM National Action Days in Hampton Roads! Friday, April 27th 4:30 – 7:00 pm The Virginia Zoo Special Event Pavilion 3500 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia 23504 Presentation at 5:30 pm Please rsvp by April 18th
Honorary Board Virginia Representatives ◦ Linda Johnson, Mayor, Suffolk ◦ Maureen McDonnell, First Lady ,Virginia ◦ Dallas Jones, Chairman, Southampton County ◦ Doug Domenech, Secretary of Natural Board of Supervisors Resources, Virginia ◦ Alan Krasnoff, Mayor, Chesapeake ◦ Alisa L. Bailey, President & CEO, Virginia ◦ McKinley Price, Mayor, Newport News Tourism Corporation ◦ Christian Rilee, Chairman, Gloucester Board of Military Representatives Supervisors ◦ Korvin Auch, Colonel, Air Force and Army ◦ Carita Richardson, Mayor, Windsor ◦ Captain Sommers, Coast Guard ◦ William Sessoms Jr., Mayor, Virginia Beach ◦ John Seward, Chairman, Surry County Board of Regional Representatives Supervisors ◦ James Councill III, Mayor, Franklin ◦ Molly Ward, Mayor, Hampton ◦ Paul Fraim, Mayor, Norfolk ◦ Thomas Wright III, Chairman, Isle of Wight ◦ W. Hunt Jr., Mayor, Poquoson Board of Supervisors ◦ Mary Jones, Chair, James City County Board of ◦ Kenneth Wright, Mayor, Portsmouth Supervisors National Representatives ◦ David Hare, Mayor, Smithfield ◦ Matt Mckenna, President/CEO, Keep America ◦ Clyde Haulman, Mayor, Williamsburg Beautiful ◦ George Hrichak, Chairman, York County Board of Supervisors 18
Become a Sponsor in the National Kick-off of the Great American Clean-up Our corporate sponsors have the ability to leverage this exciting program by: ◦ Dynamic relationship marketing/brand-building ◦ Significant local, regional and state media recognition ◦ Increasing awareness & public recognition of KVB, askHRgreen.org and our sponsors ◦ Engaging employees in meaningful environmental and community improvement projects that align with your company’s community outreach goals ◦ Improving the economic climate and the quality-of-life in communities in Hampton Roads and throughout Virginia
Become a Partner Corporate Partner Opportunities, continued ◦ Positioning KVB and our sponsors as state and regional “change agents” ◦ Supporting the longer term effort to fund critical community projects in Hampton Roads that address greening of gateways, parks, beaches, shorelines and open spaces; teaching environmental stewardship through volunteer action in litter prevention and waste reductionThere are three different levels of involvement available ranging from $10,000 to $1,000
We Thank You! Every volunteer and sponsor makes a difference Your actions influence others Together we can get it done Because of you, Hampton Roads will be a better place to live