Keep Bermuda Beautiful
This organisation is a Centre on Philanthropy member
Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s Mission is to engage individuals to take greater responsibility in reducing waste and eliminating litter through education and action.
As a recognized local leader in community improvement, KBB is guided by these principles:
Education: This is the key to encouraging positive behaviors toward community improvement.
Individual Responsibility: Improving communities, their environment, and quality of life all begins with personal responsibility -- individuals becoming more engaged as citizens and stewards of the environment.
Community Partnerships: Broad-based community alliances with public and private organizations are essential to achieve sustainable community improvement.
Volunteer Action: By engaging volunteers we extend the reach of our education and multiply the impact of our actions.
KBB endeavours to change behaviour and improve the community through a focus on:
Litter Prevention: Identifying the causes of litter and reducing it through educational programmes, organised cleanups, and promoting correct waste disposal.
Waste Reduction and Recycling: Reducing the impact of waste in our communities by supporting existing public and private programmes including reduction and reuse, recycling and education about waste-to-energy, and composting.
Beautification: Improving the visual aspects of our communities through collaborative projects of community greening and graffiti prevention.
Keep Bermuda Beautiful began as an offshoot of The Garden Club of Bermuda in the mid 1960s. The founder, Phyllis West-Harron, fought successfully to keep fast-food franchises out of Bermuda because of the increased litter they would create. Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) currently runs a one-person office which is governed by... Read More
Keep Bermuda Beautiful began as an offshoot of The Garden Club of Bermuda in the mid 1960s. The founder, Phyllis West-Harron, fought successfully to keep fast-food franchises out of Bermuda because of the increased litter they would create. Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) currently runs a one-person office which is governed by a Board of Directors. Sub-committees have been set up to monitor and make recommendations to the full Board on Finance and Governance. There are also Programme Committees for the Waste In Place Schools Education Programme and the Cigarette Litter Prevention Programme. KBB was the first registered environmental charity in Bermuda. Its purpose was to champion against the proliferation of litter spoiling Bermuda-'s beauty. Today, the charity realises that these efforts are not just about beauty, but also about creating a healthier environment, working for tougher litter & dumping laws, building a stronger community and motivating people to volunteer.
In 2010 KBB joined forces with Bermuda’s other environmental organisations, the Bermuda National Trust, Greenrock, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Bermuda College, Dept of Conservation Services and Dept. of Solid Waste management to form the Bermuda Marine Debris Taskforce. Its goal is to study marine plastic pollution, build awareness of the impact of marine debris on Bermuda’s coastlines and marine life, and develop educational initiatives to reduce Bermuda’s contribution to the problem. Show Less
Waste In Place Schools Education Programme Duke of Edinburgh Award in Bermuda Approved Activities Provider (AAP) Cigarette Litter Prevention Programme (CLPP) Student Community Service Provider Court Ordered Community Service Provider