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Keep Austin Beautiful Receives Education Grant from Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding educational programs that give students hands-on, project-driven learning experiences with real environmental outcomes, is proud to announce that Keep Austin Beautiful was recently awarded an Environmental Education Grant. Keep Austin Beautiful will use these funds to support Clean Creek Campus. 

LBJ Beautification Kick-off with Dell Partners

LBJ High School beautification project day by Keep Austin Beautiful with charitable funds from Dell Technologies Match Play PGA Tour

Keep Austin Beautiful will be leading over 50 volunteers from Dell in a beautification project at LBJ High School on Tuesday, December 13th starting at 1:30pm. Thanks to funds provided by the Dell Technologies Match Play PGA Tour, Keep Austin Beautiful will be leading projects including new front entrance landscaping, native plants and tree installation, and tree mulching around campus. The initial event on the 13th...

Keep Austin Beautiful 2016 Annual Award Winners Announced

Since 1985, Keep Austin Beautiful has been recognizing the outstanding achievements of businesses, individuals, and communities who clean, beautify, and protect the Austin environment by awarding Keep Austin Beautiful Awards in multiple categories! The Keep Austin Beautiful Annual Awards serve to distinguish those who demonstrate continued commitment to Austin’s vibrancy and serve as an inspiration for others. For these reasons and many more, Keep Austin Beautiful will celebrate the award winners while also raising funds for  the organization’s mission at...

Students Recycle Their Way Towards Zero Waste

Eastside Memorial High School has been selected as the 2016 Zero-Waste Champions, an award presented by Keep Austin Beautiful in partnership with the Bleed Orange Live Green initiative and Austin Resource Recovery. The award recognizes a local Austin school each year for outstanding efforts to reduce waste.

Keep Austin Beautiful Seeks New Team Member

Keep Austin Beautiful, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities, seeks a full time director of development.   

UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants

The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to
30 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide

10,500 Trees to be Planted through 2016 Keep America Beautiful/The UPS Foundation Grant Program

STAMFORD, Conn. (June 7, 2016) – Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, and The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs at UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced the distribution of 30 grants totaling $160,000 for...

Keep Austin Beautiful, a Charity Partner for PGA World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play

“We treasure our long-term relationship with Dell and are thrilled to be a part of the World Golf Championships–Dell Match Play coming to Austin this year,” said Keep Austin Beautiful Executive Director, Rodney Ahart. “Nurturing environmental consciousness among young people, especially in underserved communities, is integral to our mission, and Dell’s support has been critical to our work. We look forward to amplifying our efforts thanks to Dell bringing this incredible tournament to our hometown.”

Let the Austin Recycles Games Begin

November 2015, The city launched the Austin Recycles Games, a four-month competition to increase residential recycling rates and help residents understand what is and is not recyclable in the city. Keep Austin Beautiful is excited to highlight school recycling efforts each month of the competition to showcase how student leaders are encouraging their neighbors to win the Austin Recycles Games, motivating their families to increase recycling rates at home, and moving the city closer to its zero-waste goal.

17th Annual MLK Blvd. Clean Up Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Keep Austin Beautiful, and United Way held the 17th Annual MLK Day of Service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, this service project brings together hundreds of volunteers who dedicate time to beautifying the Austin street bearing King’s name.

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Hwy 360 Cleanup - Holiday Tradition Wrapped in Nature

The tradition of decorating trees along the highway leaves many decorations up well after the holiday season. The festive accessories pose a potential threat to wildlife that may mistake the ornaments for food and the Bull Creek watershed as the items come loose and wash into the nearby creek. For any decorations that remain after the holidays, Keep Austin Beautiful will be holding its annual post-holiday cleanup on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 9 am to 11 am.

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