Biodiversity in Central Texas

Biodiversity is a measure of the living things (plants, animals, bacteria, humans) within a particular region or ecosystem. The measure is also used to determine the amount of variety among living things. We can even measure the biodiversity on the scale of the planet earth!  We evaluate how biologically diverse an area is by counting…

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Composting with worms

Compost is decomposed organic material, made up of materials like leaves, shredded twigs, and plant-based kitchen scraps.* But it takes more than organic material to create quality compost. We need decomposers as well. While many composts rely on decomposers like fungus, bacteria, and various invertebrates, there are many different composting methods. Compositing with worms, also…

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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…

Cleanup Supply Drive to Benefit Areas Impacted by Harvey

Keep Austin Beautiful aims to provide support for our fellow Keep Texas Beautiful members and their surrounding communities during their recovery process. In communicating with Keep Houston Beautiful and gathering information from other leaders in the disaster recovery space, Keep Austin Beautiful will be collecting flood cleanup supplies to aid communities as they repair their homes, outdoor spaces, and other areas that help make neighborhoods great places to live and work.

Keep Austin Beautiful receives funding support for Clean Lady Bird Lake

The Georgia B. Lucas Grant Fund has donated $10,000 to Keep Austin Beautiful through Austin Community Foundation to continue work around Lady Bird Lake.

Keep Austin Beautiful is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $10,00 by the Austin Community Foundation. The funds will be used to continue our work around Lady Bird Lake with our bi-monthly cleanup initiatives.