About Keep Sweden Tidy
The Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation is a creator of public opinion that promotes recycling and combats litter through public awareness campaigns, awards and environmental education. The Foundation strives to influence people's attitudes and behavior in order to encourage a sustainable development.
A non-profit organization
Keep Sweden Tidy is a non-profit organization with wide support from other non-profit organizations, associations, national and local authorities, as well as from the business and public sectors. Today it is also one of the market leaders within environmental education, providing courses, environmental teaching methods and educational material to public schools and the business sector.
What we do
Keep Sweden Tidy arranges campaigns and projects in order to reach large audiences or specific target groups. The campaign of "National Litter picking-days" (Nationella Skräpplockardagarna) and the campaign aimed at farmers "a Non-Toxic Countryside" (Giftfri miljö i lantbruket) are examples of this type of campaigns. Offering environmental education to employees in schools, organizations and companies is also an important way of influencing people's attitudes and environmental behavior. The Foundation is national coordinator for the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) programs and runs the eco-label Blue Flag, Green Key and the Eco-Schools program. It also issues environmental diploma for events.
On an international level, Keep Sweden Tidy is a member of the Keep Baltic Tidy organization and Agenda 21 Baltic. It has also been partner och lead partner in several international projects concerning the marine environment, for example Save the North Sea and Baltic SeaBreeze.
Board members from private and public sectors
The Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation Board has representatives from private companies as well as national authorities. Mr. Göran Orre is Chairman of the Board and Mrs. Anna Linusson is Executive Director. The foundation's main office is located in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.