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Aug
02

Guest Blog: Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup rescheduled to October 6

​UPDATE: Event rescheduled due to rain.  Summer is almost over, so what better way to close it out than to help clean the beaches that bore the brunt of our summer vacations? Mark your calendar for the 32 nd annual coast wide Fall Beach Cleanup on Saturday, October 6 at 30 sites along the coast. This year our fall cleanup coincides with t...
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Jul
30

Eco-friendly Summer

Texas summer is in full swing. It's the season to lay out by the pool, vacation with family and do your best to survive the heat. This lull in the year also provides a great opportunity to get organized and take stock of aspects of your life that may otherwise go unattended. Your environmental impact may be on that list, and understandably so! ...
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Jul
20

Scenic Texas announces 2018 Scenic City Certifications

This month, 13 Texas cities earned certified Scenic City status for demonstrating strong municipal infrastructure standards, through a rigorous assessment process developed by Scenic Texas, Keep Texas Beautiful and 14 other Program Partner organizations. The Scenic City Certification Program offers cities an objective review of existing municipal i...
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Jul
17

The Return of RACA

Keep Texas Beautiful is excited to announce the return of our  RACA program . RACA stands for  River Access and Conservation Areas  and is our designation for grant funding provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for river cleanups throughout the state. What is RACA? TPWD has signed lease agreements that allow...
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Jul
06

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Waco Beautiful on Recycling Outreach

Keep Waco Beautiful has been around for quite some time. We have accomplished many beautifications in our great city and that was mainly what we were known to do. Frances Sturgis, the founder of KWB and good friends with Lady Bird Johnson , had a vision for Waco. What started out as just a small beautification committee, The Greater Waco Beautifica...
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Jul
03

Red, white and GREEN Fourth of July

​The KTB team would like to wish you a happy Independence Day! We encourage you to celebrate with family and friends outdoors, but we also want to remind you to celebrate responsibly and consider the environmental impact of your festivities. We see the impact of a holiday weekend in our parks and waterways, where many affiliates intentionally sched...
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Jun
06

Out and About in Georgetown, TX

We are thrilled to host this year's Annual Conference in Georgetown, June 11-13. Before and after the conference, make sure to appreciate the culture, history and natural beauty this historic town has to offer! Boasting the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas," this city is one of few cities running on 100% renewable energy - it's the pe...
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Jun
04

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Midland Beautiful - Super Kids Can Save The World!

Introducing Educational and Outreach Coordinator, Audrey Sizemore of Keep Midland Beautiful (KMB). As the first of many in our new Affiliate of the Month highlight, Sizemore shares her experience in developing KMB's youth education. She'll also be taking over Keep Texas Beautiful's Instagram stories, giving us an inside look of their Super Kid...
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May
30

Staff Blog: Zero Waste Travel

One of my favorite pastimes is birding. I took up the hobby shortly after moving to Austin, when I learned about all the migratory birds that pass through Central Texas. In particular, I love to see the colorful warblers that can be found in the spring and fall. I also try to take one international birding trip a year and this year I chose to visit...
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May
16

KTB Awards Youth & Educator Winners

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards for Youth and Educators.The Keep Texas Beautiful Youth and Educator Awards honor extraordinary students, educators and volunteers working to improve and beautify their communities.  Learn more about the categories and award winners below : Rut...
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May
14

Keep Texas Beautiful Individuals & Organization Winners

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards for Individuals and Organizations. The award program identifies individuals, businesses, media outlets and government agencies who have made an impact in their community and helped further our vision to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state...
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May
24

Placemaking: What is it?

Each year, our Annual Conference has a theme that inspires thought, conversation and action. This year, our theme is Creating Community - Placemaking . We are excited to share speaker sessions and a keynote address that dive into topics of placemaking, with the hope of teaching attendees new ideas and tools they can bring to the...
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May
10

Eco-friendly Mother's Day

Mother's Day 2018 is around the corner and Keep Texas Beautiful has some great ways to show mom just how much you care. This year, skip the flowers and cars and say 'Thank You' to mom with a gift that is much more personal, heart felt and eco-friendly. Do-it-yourself gifts are a great way to re-use and re-purpose items in your house to make somethi...
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May
08

Staff blog: What is Waste in Place?

Are the teachers in your town craving new STEM lessons? Do you need to spruce the same old activities your affiliate leads at booth events? Then it might be time to check out Waste in Place (WIP). What is WIP? Developed by Keep America Beautiful, WIP is curriculum that addresses the problem of waste – you guessed it! – in its proper place. It ...
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May
21

Meet Our Keynote Speaker: Allison Orr

 This year at our Annual Conference , we are proud to present Allison Orr as our keynote speaker who will initiate our conversation on  ​Creating Community ​, this year's conference theme. Allison will be speaking at our KTB Opening Luncheon on Monday, June 11. Her keynote will speak to our community's unique opportunities to ed...
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Apr
20

Earth Week in Texas

Earth Day 2018 is on Sunday April 22nd ​this year!  Here at KTB, we've been celebrating  all week long and even asked our social media followers to join us in pledging to #KeepTXBeautiful.  Earth Day and the entire month of April is dedicated to  Mother Earth and keeping her clean and pollution free . We offer a number of ways t...
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Apr
05

Guest Blog: The Economic Impact of Beautiful Things

Even with an MBA, I found myself stumped when asked as a volunteer to explain the value of a playground in economic terms. It's difficult to reconcile the beauty of a park placed within an ancient pecan grove, a dirt trail that follows a natural creek bed, with a new slide on aging playground equipment. But I know that kids love playgrounds, I know...
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Mar
29

Scout Pack - What is it and how do I get involved?

Keep Texas Beautiful works hard to encourage our Texas youth to get involved in clean-ups and be conscious of the environment. We applaud the great work done by school-aged Texans and continue to inspire them to be eco-friendly and care for the environment. One of the ways we do this is through our youth program, Scout Pack . Bu...
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Mar
26

Recycling Today: Impact of Global Recycling Market on our Local Communities

  Sunday, March 20 , 2018 marked the first Global Recycling Day , which was celebrated across the world, with communities holding events and educating residents on why it's important to not only recycle – but to recycle properly. GRD brings to light several crucial industry conversations occurring lately on contamination (i.e. having things th...
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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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