Keep America Beautiful Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (“KAB”) hereby grants you permission to use KAB’s trademarks and program names related to America Recycles Day (the “Marks”), subject to the following conditions, which you acknowledge are essential to protect KAB’s rights in the Marks and are each a material condition upon which KAB’s permission is based:

For non-profit and governmental organizations:

  1. You agree to register your event(s) on the America Recycles Day (“ARD”) registration and reporting database system: americarecyclesday.org
  2. KAB will grant you a revocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use and display the Marks (the KAB RECYCLE logo and the AMERICA RECYCLES DAY wordmark) in connection with your participation in ARD, such use to be consistent with the ARD branding guidelines set forth at https://americarecyclesday.org/branding/guidelines/. The license shall remain valid August 1 through December 31 of the year in which it is granted.
  3. You agree to only use the Marks in connection with promoting public awareness of the need for recycling in the United States and acknowledge that no permission is granted to use the Marks in any other manner or in any other jurisdiction other than the United States;
  4. You agree that you will not use the Marks in connection with the sale of any goods or services, any commercial endeavor, any fundraising campaign, or in any manner inconsistent with the spirit of America Recycles Day, without the express prior written permission from KAB;
  5. You agree to include a prominent disclaimer on all materials you use bearing the Marks that the Marks are being used with the permission of KAB, in substantially the following form: “The America Recycles Day logo is a registered trademark of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., used with permission from Keep America Beautiful, Inc.”;
  6. You acknowledge and agree not to directly or indirectly challenge KAB’s rights in the Marks;
  7. You agree to indemnify and hold KAB harmless from any claims by third parties resulting from your use of the Mark; and
  8. You agree to cease using the Marks immediately upon receiving notice from KAB that this permission has been revoked.

For America Recycles Day National Sponsors and Partners:

By means of a fully executed Letter of Agreement ONLY, KAB will grant to its official ARD National Sponsors and Partners ONLY the use of the Marks  as follows:

  1. KAB will grant to the Sponsor or Partner a revocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use and display the Marks, (KAB RECYCLE logo and the AMERICA RECYCLES DAY wordmark) in connection with the Sponsor’s or Partner’s brand, such use to be limited solely to mutually agreed upon advertising and promotional activities set forth in the Letter of Agreement and consistent with the ARD branding guidelines set forth at https://americarecyclesday.org/branding/guidelines/.
  2. KAB requires that the Marks be present and prominent on all promotional, advertising, and merchandising materials printed in connection with the Sponsor’s or Partner’s participation in ARD.
  3. The Sponsor or Partner may not use the Marks in any way that will cause any person to reasonably infer that the Sponsor is in any way endorsed by or acting on behalf of KAB.
  4. The Sponsor or Partner may not use the Marks without KAB’s consent to each such use.
  5. If KAB determines that the Sponsor’s or Partner’s proposed use of the Marks may be detrimental to KAB’s interests, KAB may issue instructions to the Sponsor or Partner concerning the manner, if any, in which the Sponsor or Partner may use the Marks, and the Sponsor or Partner will promptly comply with such instructions or will not use the marks as proposed.

For for-profit organizations that are not a National Sponsor or Partner:

  1. You agree not to use the Marks unless:
  • You have contacted KAB, notified KAB of your intended usage and formally registered your  event on the America Recycles Day (“ARD”) registration and reporting database system: americarecyclesday.org; and
  • You have obtained a signed confirmation from KAB indicating acceptance into the program, which KAB may provide or withhold in its sole discretion.
  1. Upon confirmation from KAB, you will be permitted to use the ARD wordmark only (America Recycles DaySM) if you also include a prominent notification (on all materials that you use bearing the word mark) that it is being used with the permission of KAB, in substantially the following form: “America Recycles Day mark is a registered trademark of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., used with permission from Keep America Beautiful, Inc.”

If you are interested in becoming an ARD Sponsor or Partner, and by doing so, having the ability to use the ARD Marks, please contact:

Brenda Pulley

Senior Vice President, Recycling

Keep America Beautiful

1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 490W

Washington, DC 20005

202.688.0603

bpulley@kab.org

 

For ARD events internal to your for-profit organization – e.g. event with employees:

In addition to items 1 – 8 applicable to non-profit and governmental organizations, above, you agree not to use the logo mark unless you have contacted and obtained a signed agreement with KAB expressly providing for your use of the logo mark. You will be permitted to use the word mark only for an America Recycles Day event you host internal to your organization and subject to the condition that you agree to include a prominent notification on all materials you use bearing the word mark – America Recycles DaySM are being used with the permission of KAB.

For any ARD related external communications or events: You may NOT use the ARD logo for any external communications and/or marketing (including on any social media platform or press release) unless you are an official sponsor of America Recycles Day. For more information and/or permission to use the ARD logo, please contact bpulley@kab.org