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Letter to the editor: A big thank you to all who help keep North Attleboro Beautiful

Read the letter to the editor in The Sun Chronicle from May 22, 2019 >>

Keep North Attleboro Beautiful wishes to thank the wonderful 600+ volunteers who participated in the seventh annual Great American Cleanup held on Saturday, May 4.

Participants who turned out in the damp weather included Scout groups, church groups, athletic teams, business groups, families, and individuals.

Waste Management hauled away two and a half tons of filled litter bags. One ton of illegally dumped materials were brought to the transfer station. They included: scrap metal, a mattress, a couch, part of a wooden fence, tires, and two TV’s. To legally dispose of recyclable items please call the Solid Waste Department at (508) 699-0105.

Special thanks and appreciation go to all of our past loyal sponsors in addition to new sponsors:  […]

KNAB Brings Recycling Program to Local Elementary Schools

One of Keep North Attleborough Beautiful’s most important goals is to educate about proper recycling, litter, and  reducing use of plastics. Marsha Goldstein, KNAB’s Executive Director, presented programs on these and related environmental topics to all Kindergarten and Grade 5 classes in the North Attleborough schools in March and April, 2019.  She utilized a Power Point and brought items for sorting into baskets labeled trash, recycling, and reusing-donating. Marsha was pleased to note that students were attentive and some already had knowledge of proper recycling. The expectation is that they will bring what they learned to adults at home in order to improve environmental habits.

– 5th Grade Teacher, Roosevelt Avenue School

KNAB Delivers “We Noticed” Award to Madonna Manor

On October 1st, Keep North Attleborough Beautiful gave a “We Noticed” award to Madonna Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitative Care for maintaining an attractive exterior landscape citing its flowers bordering the top of the facility’s front wall. Pictured (L to R) Marsha Goldstein, executive director of KNAB, Mary-Ellen Murphy, administrator of Madonna Manor, KNAB board members Diane Hermenau, Jay Elias, Anne Thompson, Madonna Manor Staffers Shannon Shepardson, and Sue Wanamaker, and Madonna Manor residents, Shirley Darling, Mildred Rossi, and Jackie Doyle.

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KNAB Education Efforts in the Sun Chronicle

 Green for thought: Local residents make every day Earth Day with their contributions to the planet, community

from the The Sun Chronicle Apr 20, 2018
by Laura Calverley

Marsha Goldstein of Keep North Attleboro Beautiful spent a recent Monday morning talking about recycling with her most eager audience yet: A group of 5- and 6-year-olds at Roosevelt Avenue Elementary School in North Attleboro.

There, students in MaryAnne Carter’s class learned which items from their trash can be recycled and which items can’t, how long it takes discarded items to break down in landfills and about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of debris floating in the Pacific Ocean that is now twice the size of Texas. Read more in the Sun Chronicle >>

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