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Feb
26

Reducing Waterway Pollution

March is waterways cleanup month! Clean waterways are vital to human and environmental health, but they remain one of the most polluted parts of our world. Most of the litter found in waterways, not only those in Texas but those around the world, are a result of single-use plastics (things like plastic bottles, bags, food wrappers, etc.). Besides t...
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Dec
15

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful

Blog post written by Roxanne Flores-Achmad, Executive Director of Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful. Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful began in 2002 and currently has fifteen members, appointed by City Council as Commissioners. Our Commissioners represent the community, and we are fortunate to have a diverse group of individuals that bring new idea...
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Dec
08

How to Increase Biodiversity in Your Own Backyard

What is biodiversity? Biodiversity is the variety of species existing within an ecosystem. This includes plants, animals, and fungi. This is super important because increases in biodiversity boost overall ecosystem productivity and ensure natural sustainability for all life forms. Here is a list of easy ways you can increase biodiversity at home. 1...
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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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Jun
05

Sessions to Attend at our Annual Conference

We hope to see everyone at our Annual Conference in Rockwall from June 18-20! If you haven't registered yet and would like to attend, the deadline to register is ​June 11. Learn more and register at ktb.org/conference.  During the conference, there will be several educational sessions where you can learn more about how to improve your org...
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Mar
26

Staff Blog: Event Planning pt. 3

I'm back and sharing my final blog on event planning! By now, you all are experts on knowing your audience, defining your budget and determining your needs from my Event Planning 101 blog, and you now know how to navigate RFP's and BEO's from my second blog post. But after all this planning, comes the day of the event!  In my third and final i...
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Mar
22

Guest Blog: Judging for Keep Texas Beautiful’s 2019 Award Season

The image of a great community stems largely from the quality of its public places – its roadways, green spaces, parks, trails, waterfronts, plazas, etc. It's easy to look at great public places and see them as nothing more than well-designed physical locations. But beneath the surface, these places are so much more. They are locations where commun...
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Mar
07

Staff Blog: Event Planning pt. 2

Have you heard? Early bird registration for our Annual Conference is officially open! Check out our website to learn about the many fun additions to this year's conference in Dallas/Rockwall, June 18-20. To celebrate, I'm sharing my second list of tips to help you plan any event.  A few week ago, I shared my Event Planning 101 blog, where I di...
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Feb
20

Community Engagement in the Legislative Process

On February 21, KTB is visiting the State Capitol for Keep Texas Beautiful Day. We'll be visiting our elected officials to educate the new legislature on the value of KTB programs and the positive impact that our affiliates have in their local communities. Follow along online and @KeepTXBeautiful on social media to learn about affili...
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Jul
02

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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Nov
10

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
10

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
10

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
10

Giving Thanks: Community Affiliates

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. First up, the people who are out every day doing t...
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Jul
26

Check out the 2017 Green Bag Grant Applications!

The opportunity to win up to $3,000 dollars for your community's KTB programs is here again, thanks to H-E-B and Central Market's Green Bag Grants! We are excited to announce that the application for the 2017 Green Bag Grants is now open and accepting enthusiastic applicants!  In previous years H-E-B/Central Market have provided $25,000 i...
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