Keep Austin Beautiful’s Activity Kits are a educational way for parents, educators, and community groups to bring environmental education to students of all ages. Activity Kits are available and FREE to everyone, and with 10+ different options, are sure to provide a unique way for students to learn about the world around them. They are…
Neither the rain nor the cold could keep Austinites away from Beautify Bash on November 7. We started the evening by presenting awards to Austin’s leading environmental stewards and then continued with celebrations throughout the evening. We kept cozy at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum with walled tents, heaters, and warm beverages. Guests enjoyed music…
Every year we host Beautify Bash, a benefit to further our mission and to celebrate Austin’s leading environmental stewards. We are proud to announce this year’s awardees: Samsung Austin Semiconductor Litter Abatement Award – Austin Japan Community – Since January 2018, they have been the adopters of Lamar Blvd from 51st St to Koenig. They’ve…
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…
Keep Austin Beautiful is excited to offer you another amazing year of our hands-on, TEKS-aligned youth environmental education programming, FREE of charge, for this coming school year! Registration for our Clean Creek Campus and Generation Zero programs is NOW OPEN for all interested teachers! Clean Creek Campus Clean Creek Campus is hands-on, science-based programming designed…
We are SO excited to have Sandy and Sosina with us this summer, both of whom are recent graduates from Lanier Early College High School. They have participated in our Green Teens program previously, and have decided to spend their summer with us before starting college in the fall! Both applied and interviewed for these…
Despite the rain delaying our projects by a few hours, Keep Austin Beautiful Day was a success, thanks to the unwavering dedication of the Austin community. 53 sites across Austin 921 volunteers beautified our green spaces and cleaned our water ways 8,800 pounds of trash removed from our parks, creeks, and waterways 855 pounds of…
We are thrilled to announce the 2018 Keep Austin Beautiful Annual Award Winners. This year’s awardees include students, individuals, community groups, and local businesses who have inspired friends, neighbors, and community members to improve Austin’s quality of life through environmental stewardship. Join us in celebrating them at Beautify Bash.
Keep Austin Beautiful is proud to announce Baty Elementary School as the 2018 Zero Waste Champions. This annual award recognizes Austin-area schools for outstanding efforts to reduce waste and is made possible through a Keep Austin Beautiful partnership with Longhorn IMG Sports Marketing and the Bleed Orange, Live Green initiative. This year, we were excited…
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.
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.
Mission Capital and Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center announce award finalists and winners
Keep Austin Beautiful is honored to be recognized by the community for its leadership and educational programming.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Keep Austin Beautiful, and United Way held the 17th Annual MLK Day of Service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, this service project brings together hundreds of volunteers who dedicate time to beautifying the Austin street bearing King’s name.
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.
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.
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.
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!…