Country’s leading brewer to give $95,000 to support Keep America Beautiful Affiliates and Partnering Organizations
STAMFORD, Conn. (October 3, 2018) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, is partnering with Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) to bring high impact, public space community watershed restoration projects to 10 communities through the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Anheuser-Busch Watershed Grants Program.
Grant funds total $95,000 for volunteer initiatives ranging from river cleanups to invasive species removal to riparian restoration planting to river bank stabilization and stream buffers, all designed to improve the health and vitality of local watersheds. The projects will engage volunteers from Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliates and partnering organizations working with the input and participation from local Anheuser-Busch wholesalers.
“We are proud of our longstanding partnership with Keep America Beautiful and our collective goal to drive meaningful change for our environment,” said Adam Warrington, vice president, corporate social responsibility at Anheuser-Busch. “Our company wants a world that is cleaner and more sustainable for future generations, and we believe in doing our part to promote water conservation and improved energy efficiency across every aspect of our business. We look forward to our continued partnership with Keep America Beautiful to fulfill our shared objective of a better world.”
Anheuser-Busch is a founding partner of Keep America Beautiful and has been proud to support the organization’s efforts for more than 65 years. The Keep America Beautiful/Anheuser-Busch Watershed Grants Program supports the water stewardship component of the company’s U.S. 2025 Sustainability Goals, which were recently announced this spring. Anheuser-Busch’s sustainability efforts in the U.S. through 2025, include:
“Keep America Beautiful is thrilled with our partnership with Anheuser-Busch on this grant program because clean, beautiful watersheds directly connect with a community’s long-term environmental stewardship efforts,” said Helen Lowman, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful.
Highlights of initiatives supported by the Anheuser-Busch Watershed Grants in 2018 include:
For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 29 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry.
From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home.
ABOUT KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.
Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.