A Clean and Beautiful Waterloo

In my recent debate, I was asked to explain about my proposed “Clean and Beautiful” program.  I must confess that I came across this concept during my research into ways to foster Community Pride.  This program fit the bill perfectly and I was really pleased to have stumbled onto it.

In a nutshell, the Clean & Beautiful program is committed to creating awareness, ownership, and the involvement of the community in the cleanliness and beautification of the city.  It has been shown that successful implementation of this program fosters economic investment, increases property values, and contributes to safety and order…all of which add to a better quality of life and a healthier environment for its residents. 

This program has been applied across the continent, in cities both small and large, including Toronto, Phoenix and Tucson AZ, Peach County GA and Oakland CA, to name a few.  It’s really nothing new but the beauty of it is that it’s primarily a volunteer-managed effort.

For a fine example of how this program works, read about the successes in the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland.  http://www.cleanandbeautiful.org/

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