Green Apple Day of Service

About Green Apple Day of Service: The Green Apple Day of Service is an opportunity to transform schools into healthy, safe, and productive learning environments through local service projects. This year,  Keep Durham Beautiful, the USGCB NC, and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Raleigh-Durham are partnering together to offer a Durham based school the… [Continue Reading]

Big Sweep

  About Big Sweep Big Sweep is an effort to remove litter from our community and Durham has been hosting Big Sweep for over 15 years .Big Sweep participants comprise of community volunteers that want Durham to be cleaner and healthier. The Durham Big Sweep is sponsored by Keep Durham Beautiful, City of Durham Stormwater… [Continue Reading]


Beauty is the end result of everything we do Our core belief is that beauty is a silent but powerful force that makes communities safer, healthier and more livable. “Beauty” is in our name, it’s the result of everything we do and it’s what our organization is all about – residents, government and businesses uniting… [Continue Reading]

Creek Week Events

March 18-25, 2017 Creek Week is a time to discover and clean up our local streams. It has been celebrated in Durham since 2009, with 1,937 volunteers collecting 117,270 pounds of litter to date. Follow us on social media at and with #CreekWeek17. Contact Laura Smith at or 919-560-4326, ext. 30235 to get… [Continue Reading]

Litter Prevention

Why do people litter? People litter because they believe that someone else will pick up after them. The City of Durham alone spends over 15 million dollars a year picking up after us in the community. Do you really want your community to spend that much money on litterbugs? This is money that we all pay in… [Continue Reading]


Americans generate about 251.3 million tons of garbage per year.  What’s your impact? Garbage isn’t always pleasant to think about, but how we manage waste has long-term environmental and economic consequences that can’t be ignored. Did you know that since 1960, the amount of waste generated in America has nearly tripled? Our society as a whole… [Continue Reading]

Recycling at the Food Truck Rodeo