We inspire and educate all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day.
For Austin to be the cleanest, most beautiful community.
What We Do
Keep Austin Beautiful empowers people to care for the environment by providing community resources, education, and volunteer opportunities.
Visit our education page to learn about our education programs, to register your school for in-classroom presentations, or to request activity kits for independent service-learning.
Visit our resources page to learn about and request free supplies for community projects, including tools, cleanup supplies, event recycling materials, and beautification resources.
Areas of Focus
- Clean – removing litter from neighborhoods, creeks, and public spaces in collaboration with the community while raising awareness about the impact of litter.
- Beautify – building vibrant sustainable communities by empowering neighbors to beautify and restore public spaces.
- Recycle – cultivating waste reduction practices within the citizenry in order to divert waste from landfills and transition to a zero waste culture.
- Educate – leading presentations, service-learning projects, and awareness campaigns to nurture environmental consciousness.
- Recognize – honoring the most outstanding environmental efforts of individuals, schools, and organizations.
Keep Austin Beautiful, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit service organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, was established by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce in 1985 to preserve Austin’s quality of life.