The holidays are a time of family gathering, celebration, and tradition. One tradition that many Austin residents are fond of is decorating the juniper (mountain cedar) trees off Loop 360. The tradition of decorating trees along the highway leaves many decorations up well after the holiday season.
AUSTIN – Seven organizations, communities and individuals were honored for their outstanding commitments to recycling and sustainability at the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling’s (STAR) annual Texas Environmental Leadership Awards ceremony and reception on November 5th in the Lieutenant Governor’s Reception Room at the Texas State Capitol Building.
AUSTIN, Texas – Ever 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 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 30 years of keeping Austin beautiful along with the award winners at the Beautiful Bash on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 6pm to 8:30pm at 1102 East Event Space (1102 E Ceasar Chavez St., 78702).
To celebrate our 30 year commitment to Austin, Keep Austin Beautiful is honoring the city’s residents and seeing Austin through their eyes, lives and activities by inviting Austin citizens to participate in the many events they will be hosting.
The month-long celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 1 to kick-off Keep Austin Beautiful’s 30 projects in 30 days mission. This ambitious goal allows the community, including businesses, schools, community groups, service clubs and individuals to rally together to preserve Austin’s natural beauty.
**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…
Texas children will have more opportunities to explore the state’s natural resources thanks to the 26 grants awarded this year through Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program. The grants help fund community-based youth and family outdoors-oriented programs and activities like camping, backpacking, kayaking and service projects.
The rains have subsided, but the flood recovery efforts are ongoing. While causing huge damage to structures on land, the mighty force of flooding water also drives enormous amounts of trash and debris into our waterways. Our city needs volunteers to assist in the ongoing recovery efforts.
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.
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…
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.