Keep Austin Beautiful and KTB Seek New Team Members

**Update: all positions below are no longer available** Keep Texas Beautiful Positions Keep Texas Beautiful Executive Director Part-time Temporary Green Teens Instructor for Keep Austin Beautiful Keep Austin Beautiful is seeking a temporary part-time (10 hours/week) Green Teens Environmental Educator for our grant-funded after-school programming. The primary objectives are to model, foster, and encourage environmental…

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 reverse the decline of pollinating insects, such as honey bees and native bees, as well as monarch butterflies. Representatives of the Network joined First Lady Michelle Obama today at the White House garden, which includes a section dedicated to support pollinators, to formally launch the Challenge.

Out of School Time Matters

Congratulations to our very own education programs coordinator, Alecia Casper, for her well-deserved Central Texas Afterschool Network Partner Award in recognition of her Green Teens after school coordination at Martin Middle School, because youth development doesn’t stop at the end of the school day it ignites…‪

Clean Creek Campus Celebrates 10 years of Student Service

In celebration of Earth Month and the 10-year anniversary of our Clean Creek Campus program, fifth graders from Hill Elementary School participated in a service-learning day. Their service for the day entailed picking up litter and spreading seed balls at Northwest District Park. Following the service project, City of Austin Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo presented the students with a City Proclamation and a Clean Creek Campus banner to recognize their service.

Adopt-a-Creek Recognized with Shoal Creek Award

And the Shoal Creek Conservancy People’s Choice Award for Favorite Program goes to…Adopt-a-Creek! The award recognizes Adopt-A-Creek for successfully engaging citizens in making a lasting commitment to protect our waterways. Adopters make a two year commitment to a ¼ mile segment of creek conducting at least four cleans ups a year and completing restoration projects in an effort to reduce the amount of trash entering creeks, improve water quality, and restore habitats in and along Shoal Creek and other waterways.

Celebrating Austin’s Environmental Stewards

For 29 years, 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 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 celebrated the Award Winners at the 29th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, February 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.

State Employee Charitable Campaign

Thanks to legislation in 1993 the State Employee Charitable Campaign was created, giving employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges, and universities throughout Texas the benefit of giving to their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign, which features the convenience of payroll deduction. Keep Austin Beautiful is proud to have been selected to participate as a beneficiary in this year’s campaign! Sign up and tell a friend!…