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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.

“MLK Day of Service is a holiday that gives people the opportunity to celebrate the legacy...

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.

Generation Zero Receives State of Texas Alliance for Recycling Award

AUSTIN – Seven organizations, communities and individuals were honored for their outstanding commitments to recycling and sustainability at the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling’s (STAR) annual Texas Environmental Leadership Awards ceremony and reception on November 5th in the Lieutenant Governor’s Reception Room at the Texas State Capitol Building.

A panel of national judges from other state recycling organizations chose from a robust group of nominations for six main leadership awards, six honorable mentions, and STAR also recognized one additional volunteer who have been...

30th Annual Award Winners Announced

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 for the last 30 years! At this time, we would like to recognize the 30th Annual Award Winners.

A Beautiful Austin

To celebrate our 30 year commitment to Austin, Keep Austin Beautiful is honoring the city’s residents and seeing Austin through their eyes, lives and activities by inviting Austin citizens to participate in the many events we will be hosting.

The month-long celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 1 to kick-off Keep Austin Beautiful’s 30 projects in 30 days mission. This ambitious goal allows the community, including businesses, schools, community groups, service clubs and individuals to rally together to preserve Austin’s natural beauty.

Keep Austin Beautiful and KTB Seek New Team Members

Keep Austin Beautiful and our affiliate partner Keep Texas Beautiful are currently hiring. Keep Austin Beautiful is seeking a volunteer coordinator, an executive assistant, and an environmental educator. Keep Texas Beautiful is seeking an executive director. 

TPWD Makes Life Better Outside for Green Teens

Texas children will have more opportunities to explore the state’s natural resources thanks to the 26 grants awarded this year through Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program. The grants help fund community-based youth and family outdoors-oriented programs and activities like camping, backpacking, kayaking and service projects.

The Community Outdoor Outreach Program was developed by TPWD in 1996 to help introduce underserved populations to environmental education, conservation and outdoor recreation programs. The program is authorized by the Texas State...

Keep Austin Beautiful Volunteers to Show #CreekLove in Ongoing Flood Recovery Efforts

The rains have subsided, but the flood recovery efforts are ongoing. While causing huge damage to structures on land, the mighty force of flooding water also drives enormous amounts of trash and debris into our waterways. Our city needs volunteers to assist in the ongoing recovery efforts.

Keep Austin Beautiful invites citizens to lend a hand in creek cleanup efforts. Every Wednesday in July is “lead your own flood cleanup” day. The nonprofit organization is offering cleanup supplies to interested volunteers. No request form is required. To participate, simply register on their...

National Pollinator Garden Network Launches Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

National Pollinator Garden Network Launches Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

WASHINGTON, DC (June 3, 2015) – In an unprecedented collaboration, dozens of conservation and gardening organizations joined together today to form the National Pollinator Garden Network and launch a new nationwide campaign – the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. Designed to accelerate growing efforts across America, the Network is launching the Challenge in support of President Barack Obama’s call to action to...

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