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Our Mission

We inspire and educate all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day.

You can make Austin a more beautiful place!

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Beautify Bash

It’s almost that time again! Beautify Bash is our largest annual fundraising event and it is coming up on November 7, 2019. Don’t forget to save the date for an evening filled of local food and drinks, live music, a silent auction, and an award ceremony that honors individuals and community groups for the dedication…

Clean Lady Bird Lake

In partnership with the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department, Keep Austin Beautiful organizes large-scale cleanups every other month, volunteer trainings, and a Rapid Rain Responder initiative to tackle trash from 25 locations along the shoreline and from watercrafts on and along Lady Bird Lake.

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Resource Giveaway Day

Join Keep Austin Beautiful at LBJ High School for Resource Giveaway Day, where we will be offering free plants, soil, mulch, compost, and gardening supplies to the community.

Congratulations to our Beautify Bash Awardees!

Every year we host Beautify Bash, a benefit to further our mission and to celebrate Austin’s leading environmental stewards. We are proud to announce this year’s awardees: Litter Abatement Award – Austin Japan Community – For their consistent street cleanups and active involvement in KAB events throughout the year. Beautification Award – TreeFolks – For the…

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Bleed Orange, Live Green: The Zero Waste Award goes to…!

Congratulations to Blanton Elementary School for winning the Bleed Orange, Live Green Zero Waste Champion Award! Every year, Keep Austin Beautiful recognizes one of our Generation Zero program schools for their outstanding efforts to reduce waste. The award is made possible through a partnership among Austin Resource Recovery, Keep Austin Beautiful and Longhorn IMG Sports…

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Youth Education Registration – NOW OPEN!

Keep Austin Beautiful is excited to offer you another amazing year of our hands-on, TEKS-aligned youth environmental education programming, FREE of charge, for this coming school year! Registration for our Clean Creek Campus and Generation Zero programs is NOW OPEN for all interested teachers! Clean Creek Campus Clean Creek Campus is hands-on, science-based programming designed…

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What is compost and why does it matter?

Compost is decomposed organic material that is made up of material such as leaves, shredded twigs, and kitchen scraps from plants. When you add compost to clay soils, it is easier to work and plant. When you add it to sandy soils, the compost improves the water holding capacity of the soil. Adding organic matter…

A Beautiful Day for Our Resource Giveaway

After many weeks of rain, the sun broke through just in time for our Resource Giveaway Day on October 27th. Keep Austin Beautiful’s Resource Giveaway Day is a free resource day that we host annually. This year we provided more than 200 tools, 900 native plants, and 150 lbs of native seed to the Austin…

Facebook Austin Answers the Call to Volunteer

Keep Austin Beautiful is striving to engage more volunteers than ever in projects that serve areas in need. For the second year, Facebook Austin has answered the call to volunteer in our county-wide day of service, Keep Austin Beautiful Day.