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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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