Keep Austin Beautiful Receives Education Grant from Captain Planet Foundation

Austin, TX – 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

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 is a kick-off project for a series of school ground improvements through the new Keep Austin Beautiful Initiative, Beautify Austin.

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 Beautify Bash on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum (605 Robert E Lee Road, Austin, TX 78704)

Students Recycle Their Way Towards Zero Waste

Eastside Memorial Receives Honors – 2016 Zero Waste Champion, Green Flag Eco-School, & Bright Green Futures Award

AUSTIN, TX – 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.

5 ways to “green-up” your classroom for the new school year

In 2040, kindergartners who start school today will be 30 years old! They will be teachers, engineers, doctors, and city council members. They will be Generation Zero – Austin’s first generation to grow up with and implement comprehensive zero-waste strategies, diverting over 90% of waste from local landfills, reducing consumption of non-renewable resources, and living in a greener city than any of us can currently imagine. Those lofty goals start with simple actions which everyone can start to implement this school year.

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.

The director of development serves on the organization’s leadership team and reports directly to the Executive Director. The director of development will be responsible for developing, administering, and implementing strategies to increase and diversify the organizations financial base and increase brand identity. As a member of the leadership team, the director will play a key role in building and sustaining the organization’s culture, addressing emerging issues, and developing and achieving the organization’s strategic plan.

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

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Jan. 27, 2016 – Dell and the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play today announced that Austin-based charities Austin Parks Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, The First Tee of Greater Austin, Helping Hand Home for Children and Keep Austin Beautiful will be the local charity beneficiaries from the tournament’s overall charitable contributions to be distributed following the 2016 event. The world’s best golfers will be on display at Austin Country Club for the Dell Match Play on March 23-27, 2016.

Let the Austin Recycles Games Begin

Keep Austin Beautiful is at the forefront of zero waste education and helping Austin meet its 2040 “Zero Waste Goal” of reducing the amount of “trash” sent to landfills by 90 percent! In two years, the Generation Zero program has educated 12,000 youth about recycling, composting, and conservation. Through hands-on and interactive activities, Keep Austin Beautiful is helping youth develop a strong respect for the environment empowering them to discover and implement simple solutions for reducing their waste.