Becca’s Story: Help Me Go Green | Recycling and Keeping the Rez Cleaner and Greener!

Primary tabs

Becca’s Story: Help Me Go Green | Recycling and Keeping the Rez Cleaner and Greener!

Keep the Rez Beautiful volunteer Rebecca "Becca" Blair at work.

Keep the Rez Beautiful volunteer Rebecca "Becca" Blair at work.

tweet me:
#FF @kabtweet Affiliate Stories: Young @TreasureTheRez #volunteer keeping the Ross Barnett Reservoir beautiful http://bit.ly/2fJ508t
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:45pm

Keep The Rez Beautiful has an extraordinary volunteer who has a passion for keeping the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, Mississippi, clean and beautiful!  

Nine-year-old Rebecca (Becca) Blair has been picking up litter and volunteering for kayak cleanups around the Reservoir and down the Pearl River, since she was 4!  

In March of this year, Becca decided to start a curbside recycling program in her new neighborhood as part of her Homeschooled Math requirements.  She also was tired of seeing litter in front of storm drains that head straight to the Ross Barnett Reservoir. With the support of her mother, Michelle, her Grandmother, and Keep America Beautiful affiliate Keep the Rez Beautiful

Becca had the additional motivation of wanting to reduce her family’s waste from going to a local landfill. Initially, she was going to tally the amount of waste for a month. With help from neighbors, she decided to offer her recycling project to 19 neighbors.

Continue to read.

Contact

Mike Rosen
+1 (203) 659-3008
Keep America Beautiful
http://www.twitter.com/kabtweet
http://www.facebook.com/keepamericabeautiful
http://www.instagram.com/keepamericabeautiful
http://www.youtube.com/kabnetwork
Larry Kaufman
+1 (203) 659-3014
Keep America Beautiful
Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Diversity & Inclusion | Keep America Beautiful | Keep the Rez Beautiful | Positive Change | Rebecca Blair | Recycling | Ross Barnett Reservoir | Youth Action