Our greening programs contribute to our vision of making Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation.
National Planting Day
National Planting Day is a fall initiative of the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement campaign. National Planting Day encourages affliates and other partners to create beautiful spaces in public places and at home by planting pollinator gardens and native species.
National Planting Day celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment, while creating greener, more beautiful communities.
With a national focus on the first Saturday after Labor Day each September and community-based activities happening throughout the month, Keep America Beautiful is asking National Planting Day participants to celebrate the theme of "Keep America Bee-utiful" by focusing their efforts on planting pollinators, in addition to native species.
The GetGrowing Initiative provides a national stage for the important role that beautification and greening plays in our communities. Beautiful public places transcend aesthetic appeal to positively impact the lives of area residents, visitors, businesses and institutions.
We encourage all of our affiliates to participate! Click here for more information about National Planting Day, and to participate in this event.
Graffiti in communities hurts everyone, including businesses, schools, homeowners and individuals. It costs cities tens of thousands of dollars each year and often leads to even more graffiti, vandalism and crime.
Graffiti Hurts®, developed by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. through a grant from The Sherwin-Williams Company, is a graffiti prevention program dedicated to raising awareness about the harmful effects of graffiti vandalism on communities.
At the heart of the Graffiti Hurts® Program are four goals:
- Educate citizens about the importance of graffiti prevention and abatement.
- Provide communities with tools and resources to respond to graffiti vandalism
- Help foster partnerships that will encourage involvement from all members of the community in addressing graffiti vandalism
- Help communities establish anti-graffiti programs that get results, creating healthier, safer, and more livable communities.
Graffiti Hurts® provides resources to help community leaders take control of the graffiti problem, initiate cleanup activities and educate youth about the impacts of graffiti vandalism.