Blog post written by Kassidy Litchenburg, Programs Intern at Keep Texas Beautiful. In case you haven't heard, vintage is the new black. All of a sudden, the newest trend is reselling, rewearing, and bringing back clothes from the past. In just the last 5 years, second-hand shopping has exploded in Texas, becoming its own sector of the economy (Sour...
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...
Halloween has finally arrived! Even though we are still working through a pandemic and this year's festivities will look different, one thing that can be guaranteed in almost every house is that there will be lots of candy. In 2019, it was estimated that 95% of American households bought candy to celebrate Halloween and a combined $2.08 billi...
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...
As we all focus on health and safety, we are spending more time at home. This has led to an increased amount of waste and recyclables, including health supplies like facial tissues, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks and disposable gloves. One way you can help protect the environment and sani...
Before COVID-19 became a part of our lives, community organizations were picking up plastic bottles, cigarette butts and fast food litter. We were fighting for Bottle Bills, Bag Bans and declaring war on plastic straws. Current trends during COVID-19 show a different future coming for litter cleanups. We are se...
According to CNBC, only 43% of employees, pre-COVID-19, were able to work from home at least one day per week. Now that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, those numbers have skyrocketed. Those of us lucky enough to have the option are working from home full time and even tutoring our children for online school...
Are you at home with your kids now a lot more than you used to be? Are you looking for a fun and educational activity to do with them? The Junk Art Activity from the Waste in Place (WIP) curriculum is just the thing to combine education and fun! Waste in Place is a Keep America Beautiful educational resource developed for pre-K and up. It offers pa...
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% ...
Love is in the air! Valentine's day is just around the corner, and everyone is planning what gifts to give their loved ones. This year, ditch the wasteful paper cards and plastic chocolate boxes. Get your Valentine a more eco-friendly gift. It can be hard to think of environmentally friendly gifts, so we came up with a few ideas for you. These ide...