Living the green life in Kingsport is gaining momentum, with the city and such major employers as Domtar and Eastman involved in efforts to restore, preserve and/or improve Kingsport’s natural environment.
One such initiative is Keep Kingsport Beautiful, a campaign to involve the community in responsible solutions for a clean and scenic local environment. Efforts of this city/chamber campaign include reducing litter, promoting recycling, encouraging beautification and increasing public awareness through promotion.
“We are an affiliate of both Keep America Beautiful and Keep Tennessee Beautiful and have won national and state awards,” says Robin Cleary, director of Keep Kingsport Beautiful. “One key effort is going into area schools to talk to young students, catching them at an early age to alert them about environmental responsibility and sustainability.”