Keep South Australia Beautiful started in 1966 as a litter reduction campaign. The founders were the Adelaide Junior Chamber of Commerce, Advertiser Newspapers, Australian Glass Manufacturers (now Owen Illinois Glass), Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, South Australian Brewing Company and General Motors Holden.
Fifty years later, KESAB environmental solutions is a leader in creating sustainable communities through education, action and participation.
To inspire the South Australian community to restore, preserve and improve our environment through active participation.
KESAB environmental solutions is South Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation (NGO) delivering world class community-based environmental sustainability education programs.
The scope of behavioural change and education programs, combined with trained and skilled project managers and qualified teaching staff, positions KESAB amongst the most respected and capable NGO environmental organisations in Australia.
Much of KESAB’s work is ground-breaking and is studied and emulated around the world. This includes programs such as Wipe Out Waste, Litter Less (schools), NRM (Natural Resource Management) Education, Clean Site (Building and Construction best practice) and Butt Free Australia.
Sustainability, waste reduction, resource recovery and reuse, climate change and water conservation all require proactive responses working with the community. KESAB works collaboratively through partnerships with governments, industry, businesses and communities to encourage innovation, action and behavioural change.
Each year KESAB is involved in community participation and environmental improvement activities accounting for around 700,000 person hours valued at AUD$30 million. Programs involve approximately 300 towns and communities, 800 school and community groups, 100 Road Watch groups, thousands of volunteers, 45 local councils, more than 50 corporations and businesses, and state and federal government.
KESAB environmental solutions is the South Australian member of the Keep Australia Beautiful National Association.