fbpx
0

News & Events

Jun
22

Bee City USA: Saving Bees One Community at a Time

Written by Noor Alhomsi, Digital Management Coordinator for Keep Texas Beautiful  Bees are keystone species in essentially every ecosystem on earth, enabling the reproduction of over 85% of all flowering plants and 67% of agricultural crops. They transfer pollen between flowers, enabling the incredible diversity of plants on our planet to flow...

Continue reading
  42 Hits
May
18

Mentor of the Month: Kim Casey

Kim Casey is the Executive Director of Keep Longview Beautiful. Keep Longview Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) organization run by Kim and 25 volunteer Directors. As the only employee of Keep Longview Beautiful, Kim is involved in every part of the organization's work. Keep Longview Beautiful is a busy community organization, so Kim keeps up with the day-t...

Continue reading
  198 Hits
Feb
23

Recognizing Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice

 Written by Elizabeth Early, Communications-Programs Intern Known as the father of environmental justice, Dr. Bullard is a Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at Texas Southern University and has received achievement awards from the National Wildlife Foundation, Sierra Club, and the United Nations Environment Program. Dr. Bullard has had...

Continue reading
  451 Hits
Dec
21

Litter on the Bayou

Written by Dylan Manshack, Communications Coordinator for KTB Last month, Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), in collaboration with Texans for Clean Water and Indorama Ventures, hosted a boat tour of the Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas to witness first-hand the impact of litter on the waterway. Executive Director of KTB, Suzanne Kho, and KTB Board Presiden...

Continue reading
  581 Hits
Oct
22

Making Halloween Décor Sustainable

Autumn is here which means pumpkin patches, cooler weather (hopefully), and most importantly Halloween! This season, consider ditching the energy inefficient plastic Halloween decorations and opt for these cute, sustainable, and kid-friendly decorations instead! Let those creative juices flow into new sustainable decorations for your haunted house....

Continue reading
  559 Hits
Sep
01

2021 Rebuilding Texas Fund Grant winners announced

Keep Texas Beautiful is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Rebuilding Texas Fund Grants. These grants will support restoration or replanting projects to the winning communities in the wake of the February winter storm. The winning communities are:  Keep Abilene Beautiful Keep Big Spring BeautifulKeep Brushy Creek BeautifulKeep Chandle...

Continue reading
  745 Hits
Aug
13

Creative and Safe Options for Fall Cleanups

Did your Fall Sweep get canceled in 2020? Are you tired of waiting for the pandemic to end so you can clean up your community?  The wait is over!  With a successful pandemic Fall Sweep and Great American Cleanup under our belts, we have lots of great ideas for you to get out there and engage your community! Check ...

Continue reading
  595 Hits
Jun
24

2021 Beautify Texas Award Winners - Organizational Awards

Blog post written by Kassidy Litchenburg, Programs Intern.  The past year and a half challenged all of us— from implementing virtual processes to rethinking approaches altogether, many groups made exponential progress in the face of the pandemic. While 2020 may have felt like a setback, Texans continued to move forward in good works! Six organ...

Continue reading
  1057 Hits
Mar
03

GCAA 2020 Category Winner 10: Grand Prairie

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...

Continue reading
  931 Hits
Nov
19

Guest Blog: Take Care of Texas Sustainable Swaps

Creating less waste is one of the best ways to take care of the environment. If you take a look around your home, odds are you'll find several products that can be swapped out with more eco-friendly options. Here are a few swaps you can make in each room to create a more sustainable home! And for even more helpful tips and information, check out th...

Continue reading
  3054 Hits
Nov
13

Keep San Angelo Beautiful Recycle 4 Bicycle Program

Blog Post Written By Charlotte Anderson, President of Keep San Angelo Beautiful As America Recycles Day quickly approaches, I'm so inspired by our amazing community. I think about 9-year-old Ella Elkins, a 5th grader at Ft. Concho Elementary who's been doing great things in San Angelo for a couple of years. She's made it her mission to educate...

Continue reading
  1243 Hits
Nov
11

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Cuero Beautiful

Blog post written by Linda Henderson, President of Keep Cuero Beautiful.  General Douglas MacArthur once said, "Old Soldiers never die, they simply fade away." Years later, comedians paraphrased the ending; my favorite was, "Old teachers never die, they just lose their class." Keep Cuero Beautiful (KCB) contradicts this age-old saying. KCB's b...

Continue reading
  1437 Hits
Oct
27

How to Approach Community Leaders to Create Change

This blog was written by Jessica Lerner, a digital marketing professional and a new social impact entrepreneur, about her experience working within her community to create change. Her current projects include Real Parks, an international parks directory encouraging conservation, and Jess Lerner Art, a photographic coastal art brand supporting effor...

Continue reading
  1111 Hits
Oct
15

Keep Lewisville Beautiful Adapts to Cleanup Changes with a Green Bag Grant

Amy Wells is the Executive Director of Keep Lewisville Beautiful. On this blog, she shares her experience with utilizing a Green Bag Grant to adapt to new changes during a pandemic.  In the midst of COVID restrictions, Keep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB) wanted to give back to our community and support volunteers, but with event restrictions and C...

Continue reading
  1053 Hits
Sep
18

Staff Blog: 4 Tips for Reducing Waste with a Baby

I can now say that I have survived a year being a parent, which feels like an extra special accomplishment during this COVID pandemic. As any parent knows, the first year is filled with a lot of learning and trying to look like you know what you're doing. That's what this blog is all about! This year I've learned some tips and tricks that worked fo...

Continue reading
  1235 Hits
Aug
11

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Orange County Beautiful

The Affiliate of the Month Campaign highlights the stories of our affiliates; hard-working, boots on the ground organizations, who are committed to keeping their communities clean and beautiful. Orange County was one of many affiliates affected by COVID-19. They were able to pivot and continue to be a resource to their community in these uncertain ...

Continue reading
  1614 Hits
Jul
23

Guest Blog: Save Water this Summer

The sweltering summer months in Texas can be insufferable. Texas has faced severe drought over the last few years, making water conservation an essential piece of the 2017 State Water Plan. While we can't change the weather, there are simple actions we can take to cut back on water usage. Simple Ways to Use Less Water The average family in America ...

Continue reading
  2518 Hits
Jul
21

What to Expect at our Virtual Conference

Our 53rd Annual Keep Texas Beautiful Conference is a little over a month away, and we would like to answer any pressing questions or concerns of how to navigate our two-day virtual conference experience. The decision to host the event virtually still allows for an educational experience all while prioritizing the health and safety of all attendees....

Continue reading
  1322 Hits
Jul
14

Keep Texas Beautiful and Recycle Cigarettes with TerraCycle!

Do you have a cigarette litter problem in your neighborhood? Not sure? Here is a proposition: the next time you walk your dog, go on a stroll with family and friends, or even run errands, take a look at the ground. See how many cigarette butts you pass along the way! If you answered yes to the above question, you probably know what I am going to sa...

Continue reading
  2937 Hits
Jun
23

Understanding the Positive Environmental Effects of COVID-19

In these last few months, COVID-19 has left a lasting impact on our everyday lives. From having to remember to wear a face mask when out in public to respecting social distancing guidelines, COVID-19 has affected us in numerous ways. Aside from it changing our everyday habits, the virus has led to healing the environment in positive and unthin...

Continue reading
  4058 Hits