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About Us

About

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a network of dedicated Texans working together to make our state the best place to live, work and play. We equip local partners and affiliates with the tools they need to build vibrant, engaged communities. Founded in 1967, Keep Texas Beautiful has more than 50 years of experience deploying resources for local clean-up, recycling, and youth engagement efforts. Everything we do is focused on mobilizing volunteers to take action across the state. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we lead nearly 300 affiliates and reach 19 million Texans annually. We are proudly based in Austin, Texas. KTB is also a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

Mission/Vision/Impact

Mission/Vision/Impact

For over 50 years, Keep Texas Beautiful has been committed to making Texas communities better places to live, work and play.

OUR MISSION

To inspire and empower Texans to keep our communities clean and beautiful.

OUR VISION

To make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation.

CORE VALUES

  1. We promote clean and beautiful communities by keeping them litter-free and preserving our natural environment.

  2. We empower residents to take initiative at the local level to beautify their hometowns.

  3. We partner with public and private sector organizations and individuals who are similarly committed to our mission.

  4. Education is at the core of our work and we provide tools and resources to the general public, affiliates and volunteers to strengthen their capacity.

  5. We believe that the diversity of the communities in our network is a fundamental strength. We promote an environment where all individuals, including our staff and volunteers, feel a sense of belonging to help create and sustain clean and beautiful communities around Texas.

    Throughout our work, we support what makes our communities unique, including race, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic background, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We commit to aligning our culture and operations to be a beacon of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

 

POLICY PLATFORM

  • Accelerate statewide education efforts to better inform Texans on how they can contribute to making Texas a more beautiful state. 
  • Existing financial incentives and disincentives must meet Texas’ beautification and community improvement needs and new, innovative funding solutions should be explored.
  • Adopt policies that increase the amount and quality of solid waste recycled in Texas.
  • Address littering in Texas by providing law enforcement and local communities with more tools and resources and enforcing and strengthening existing laws.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Your donation will help us clean and beautify Texas and bring communities together.

If you are able to, please consider making a donation today. If you'd like to help us in other ways, please share our programs with a friend.

We are so grateful for your support in this uncertain time. We're looking forward to the day when we can all come together. 

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History

History

Our history dates back to 1967, when Texas was preparing for the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio and more than 16 million tourists were expected to descend upon the state.

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Partners

Partners

Keep Texas Beautiful is proud to work with many impactful organizations across the state and nation. Partnerships contribute to our reach and opportunities to make a difference. 

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Supporters

Supporters

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Ozarka
CenterPoint Energy
Carton Council
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Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages
Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation
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Republic Services
AEP Texas
Pratt Industries
Dos Equis
Texas Disposal Systems
ZENWTR
H-E-B
BASF

There are many companies that show their dedication to environmental stewardship through their support of Keep Texas Beautiful and its many environmental education and improvement programs. 

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Meet the leadership who help make Keep Texas Beautiful the strong organization it is today.

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Staff

Staff

The Keep Texas Beautiful staff is here to help you! Get to know a little about each of us and our responsibilities at KTB.

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Careers & Internships

Careers & Internships

Keep Texas Beautiful and friends of the organization are always on the lookout for great talent.

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