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Mar
19

Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

​March 20 marks the first official day of spring! Along with the beautiful weather, comes the age old tradition of  ​spring cleaning ​. Spring cleaning can apply to many aspects of your life and serves as a great excuse to get motivated and organized.  Here at KTB, s pring is also when most of our community cleanups are held. We...
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Mar
13

Keep Texas Beautiful Awarded Austin Green Business Leader

This past month, the City of Austin's Office of Sustainability recognized Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) as a Gold level  Green Business Leader for our efforts in keeping our office green and sustainable. This is a special acknowledgement for us because it illustrates that our vision of making Texas the cleanest, most beautiful...
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Feb
27

Keeping Texas Waterways Clean & Beautiful

​ Tired of watching trash float down your local stream instead of fish? Do you avoid the beach because there is more than just sand between your toes? (Cigarette butts, yuck!) Check out our Keep Texas Waterways Clean (KTWC) program and help clean it up! Aquatic trash is not only unsightly, it can travel for miles, into larger bodies of water and ev...
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Mar
03

KTB Awards: Youth and Educator

Keep Texas Beautiful aims to  inspire and empower Texans to keep our communities clean and beautiful. The KTB Awards honor youth and educators making a difference in their communities and working hard to further our mission. We encourage you to nominate a notable educator, educational institution, young individual or a youth organization&...
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Feb
12

I am hosting a cleanup. What’s next?

So you're hosting a KTB cleanup in your community with us. Congrats! I'm sure you're thinking, now that I've committed to doing this, what's next? We've pulled together a few helpful tips to make sure your spring cleanup is a success: What type of cleanup am I? We offer several types of cleanups in the spring, so how you label your cleanup will be ...
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Feb
06

Zero-emission cars: Both Consumers and the Environment Win

Over the past century, trillions of dollars have been spent to develop a sophisticated global infrastructure around petroleum. Gasoline service stations are now so common in the industrialized world that people often forget conventional cars have a limited range. Today, the same type of infrastructure is being built around electric vehicle (EV) cha...
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Jan
17

Native Garden Grants Winning Projects

  On National Planting Day, September 9, 2017, Keep Texas Beautiful in partnership with AEP Texas awarded six affiliate communities the Native Garden Grant to create and maintain a native plant demonstration garden. They were: Keep Alpine Beautiful , Keep Cleburne Beautiful , Keep Gatesville Beautiful , Keep Grapevine Beautiful , Kee...
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Dec
19

Being the change - 365 Days of Hiking

Take a moment to imagine your favorite place. Imagine the place where you go to think, clear your mind, explore, relax or find pure bliss. Is it your grandmother's living room with that old shag carpet? Is it the neighborhood park you grew up playing cops and robbers in? Perhaps it's a sandy beach or a snow-covered mountain? Wherever it might be, i...
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Dec
12

A Green Gift List

In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, let's talk about ways to give holiday gifts to friends and family, your affiliate community, and our environment! We've created a quick of list ways to give back this holiday season. Nominate a deserving volunteer, educator, student, or organization for one of our Keep Texas Beautiful Awards: What better gift...
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Jan
04

KTB Awards: Individuals and Organizations

It's almost time for the 2018 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards! These awards recognize the efforts made by individuals and organizations to enhance their communities and protect the Texas environment. The nomination reporting opens on January 15, 2018. All nominations and payment must be submitted online by Friday, February 16, 2018. Late, emailed, mail...
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Dec
07

Changes in the 2018 GCAA Application

Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, is excited to announce the 2018 Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA). For more than 30 years, these prestigious awards have been awarded Texas communities for outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. This year, ten winning communities will sh...
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Dec
05

Preview the 2018 GCAA Questions!

It's almost time for the 2018 Governor's Community Achievement Awards! Every year, 10 winning communities share $2 million in landscape awards in recognition of their efforts to keep their communities beautiful. For more than 30 years, these prestigious awards have been awarded to deserving communities across the state of Texas. This year, the appl...
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Nov
23

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We've been highlighting and thanking different contributors to Keep Texas Beautiful these past few days (in case you missed them, check them out here, here, and here), but it's important to remember and be thankful for how every component of Keep Texas Beautiful and our network fit together. We here at KTB are thankful for each ...
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Nov
14

Green Thanksgiving Tips From Waste Management

Leaves on the ground and Black Friday "sneak peek" ads can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving is just around the corner! For 2017, Waste Management is challenging Texans to make Thanksgiving a green holiday this year. Here are a few ways to reduce, reuse and recycle this Thanksgiving: Buy and eat locally grown food: Buying only locally grown food is...
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Nov
24

Giving Tuesday: An International Day of Giving

While you're planning which bargains to hunt on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, don't forget to budget to give back this holiday season! The Tuesday following Thanksgiving is a new holiday known as #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is an international day of giving that kick-starts the charitable season. This year, start your holidays off right by...
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Nov
22

Giving Thanks: Volunteers

This Thanksgiving week, Keep Texas Beautiful would like to give thanks each day to a different member of our Keep Texas Beautiful family. Check this blog each day in the lead-up to Thanksgiving to learn more about the wonderful people and organizations who create positive change in Texas. Keep Texas Beautiful would like to give thanks to the indivi...
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Nov
21

Giving Thanks: Supporters

This Thanksgiving week, Keep Texas Beautiful would like to give thanks each day to a different member of our Keep Texas Beautiful family. Check this blog each day in the lead-up to Thanksgiving to learn more about the wonderful people and organizations who create positive change in Texas. Today, Keep Texas Beautiful would like to give thanks to our...
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Nov
20

Giving Thanks: Community Affiliates

Photo from Keep Vinton Beautiful. Volunteers working on the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off program This Thanksgiving week, Keep Texas Beautiful would like to give thanks each day to a different member of our Keep Texas Beautiful family. Check this blog each day in the lead-up to Thanksgiving to learn more about the wonderful people and o...
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Sep
19

It Takes Time - Recovering After Disaster

Many struggle to know what to do in the weeks and months post-disaster. After the immediate shock of an event like a natural disaster, many quickly learn it takes endurance and patience to continue the rebuilding process when the initial media attention has died down. Myrriah Gossett, Director of Community Engagement at Keep Austin Beautiful h...
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Oct
03

International Coastal Cleanup + KTB Fall Sweep

For our first annual Fall Sweep, Keep Texas Beautiful is joining with the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), the world's largest volunteer effort to improve the health of the world's oceans and local waterways. This partnership leverages the unique resources of each organization that will assure progress as we seek to increase public awareness an...
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