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Mar
02

Affiliate of the Month: Keeping it Clean With Friendswood

Friendswood encompasses 21 square miles and is nestled between Houston and the Gulf Coast. Friendswood has grown from a small, close-knit Quaker community into a city with over 40,000 residents. Yet, after 125 years, Friendswood has maintained the charm and volunteer spirit of a small Texas town. Friendswood's anchor is Stevenson Park with rolling ...
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Mar
05

Engaging Volunteers through Citizen Scientist Programs

To prepare for our upcoming webinar, we thought we should give you some background on the role of citizen scientists and the related programs run by our guest speakers.What is a citizen scientist?The dictionary defines citizen scientist as, "a member of the general public who collects and analyzes data relating to the natural world, typically as pa...
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Feb
19

Staff Blog: Speak at KTB's Annual Conference

Do you have a program or project that you're particularly proud of that has effected change in your community? If so, we would love to have you participate as a speaker for the Keep Texas Beautiful Annual Conference, which this year takes place June 15-17 in Houston. Speaking at the KTB conference is a great way to teach others about the successes ...
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Feb
12

Green Love: Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Tips

February is here, and with it comes cooler weather, Super Bowl parties, and, of course, Valentine's Day! Planning out the perfect date can be challenging, especially when you're trying to stay eco-conscious. However, with a little bit of thought and planning, you can show as much love for the environment as you do to your partner. Here are some use...
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Feb
07

Affiliate of the Month: Keep San Marcos Beautiful

In honor of the first Waterways dedicated month this March and to encourage every affiliate and community to hold an event, Keep San Marcos Beautiful would like to focus on our efforts to keep the San Marcos River clean year-round. Located near downtown, the crystal clear and constant 72° temperature of the San Marcos River connects the reside...
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Feb
25

Reduce Your Use - Plastics

One of the biggest sustainability trends these days is the reduction of single-use plastics. We all love the convenience and our lives are definitely easier with a stream of disposable products, but do you ever stop to think about where those containers, straws, and sporks end up? Recycling is always an option, but did you know that only about 35% ...
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Jan
09

GCAA Changes: Here to Help!

The 2020 Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) is now open for applications! For more than thirty years, Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Awards to Texas communities for their outstanding overall efforts to keep their commu...
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Jan
07

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Nolanville Beautiful

The City of Nolanville population 6200, is located in Bell County, about one hour north of Austin. Our proximity to Fort Hood military base greatly influences the diversity of our residents and our community values. Located in beautiful Central Texas, Nolanville is truly "A Great Place to Live." Keep Nolanville Beautiful (KNB) is an essential part ...
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Dec
17

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Lewisville Beautiful

Keep Lewisville Beautiful has been serving our community as a Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful affiliate for more than 33 years. Although we are a small 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate with two staff members (one part-time Administrative Assistant, and one full-time Executive Director), here at KLB we like to do BIG things and create ...
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Jan
23

GCAA 2019 Category 10: Brownsville

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citizen...
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Jan
21

GCAA 2019 Category 9: Lewisville

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citizen...
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Jan
14

GCAA 2019 Category 8: Temple

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citizen...
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Jan
07

GCAA 2019 Category 7: Little Elm

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citizen...
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Dec
09

Guest Blog: What to Know About Electronics Recycling

When we think about recycling, we often think of paper, aluminum, and plastic. However, we should also consider electronics as part of our recycling mentality. As the newest versions of smartphones, televisions, and computers are released each year, the amount of electronic waste is increasing at a rapid rate. With this increasing waste stream come...
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Dec
13

Interning with Keep Texas Beautiful: My experience working with a non-profit

 Coming up to my last semester in college, the anxiety of stepping out into the world and starting my career seemed quite overwhelming. It was a tad far-fetched to interview in such a competitive field with such little work experience outside of school. I needed an opportunity to advance in my profession before I crossed the stage. I need...
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Dec
19

GCAA 2019 Category 6: Aransas County

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citizen...
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Dec
17

GCAA 2019 Category 5: Dickinson

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citizen...
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Dec
12

GCAA 2019 Category 4: Henderson

 Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage c...
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Nov
15

GCAA 2019 Category 3: Whitehouse

 Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage c...
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Nov
15

Give Back to KTB This Giving Tuesday

Every year, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is celebrated as a global giving movement and a time for many to take action and be a part of something greater. It's a moment for people to hone in on their generosity by making a charitable donation to an organization they believe in within their community. These organizatio...
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