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Sustainable Practices: Composting

by Rae Datt, KTB Spring 2023 Program Intern Composting is a relatively undervalued sustainable practice that could be better implemented in both public and private sectors to divert waste. Composting takes food and other forms of biological waste and converts them into plant fertilizer to improve soil quality, resulting in…
Karla Camacho
April 24, 2023
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2023 Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-off Events

Great participation from the Henderson community! Several student organizations from the High School volunteered, and local civic clubs cleaned their Adopt-a-Highway sections. all photos c/o Leon Harris, Keep Henderson Beautiful Keep Weatherford Beautiful's Don't mess With Texas® Trash-off event is a fun competition where they break up the participants into…
April 20, 2023
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Climate Anxiety

by Rae Datt, KTB Spring 2023 Program Intern Climate anxiety (or eco-anxiety) is a newly recognized phenomenon where one experiences nervousness or fear about the consequences of climate change and feels hopelessness about the long-term sustainability of Earth. The increased access to information pertaining to the issue via social media,…
April 10, 2023
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Women’s History Month: Sadie Ray Graff

by Karla Camacho March marks the celebration of Women’s History Month, reminding us of the incredible contributions that women have made to society, especially within their local communities. Keep Texas Beautiful’s foundation and development are made with the help of several intelligent and influential women. Our mission is to inspire…
Karla Camacho
March 27, 2023
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Keep Pearland Beautiful’s Youth Education Council, Winners of the 2022 Ruthe Jackson Youth Organization Award

By Lenora Tollefson Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) is honored to have received The Ruthe Jackson Youth Organization award at the 2022 awards ceremony during the Keep Texas Beautiful Conference. KPB’s Youth Environmental Council (YEC) always strives to keep Pearland clean, green, and beautiful while planning their projects. Since its inception…
March 17, 2023
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Yuengling x KTB Collaboration

On February 25, 2023, The Yuengling Company will sponsor a cleanup event in Grand Prairie Join KTB, The Yuengling Company, and Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful to showcase the work of KTB and the nearly 300 affiliates across the state. We'll be volunteering to clean up Grand Prairie's exemplar park--Loyd Park…
February 7, 2023
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Young Texan Ambassador: Planning a Volunteer Clean-Up Event

Written by Priscilla Villarreal, Young Texan Ambassador LAREDO, TX - Planning an event is not as easy as it sounds, but with the assistance of Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep Laredo Beautiful, it made me feel so at ease. First, I went ahead and spoke to the director of Keep…
January 11, 2023

Houston Road Trip: EPA Trash Free Waters

  Thursday, 03 November 2022 In 2020, KTB was awarded a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under their Trash Free Waters Program. This grant has been used to fund infrastructure, research and programming in three regions of Texas: Central, Houston/Galveston and the Rio Grande Valley. I recently had the opportunity…
November 10, 2022

Bee City USA: Saving Bees One Community at a Time

Written by Noor Alhomsi, Digital Management Coordinator for Keep Texas Beautiful  Bees are keystone species in essentially every ecosystem on earth, enabling the reproduction of over 85% of all flowering plants and 67% of agricultural crops. They transfer pollen between flowers, enabling the incredible diversity of plants on our planet…
June 22, 2022

Mentor of the Month: Michael Rosales

Written by Sara Walters, Programs Manager at Keep Texas Beautiful Michael Rosales is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the City of Andrews and serves as the President and Affiliate Coordinator for Keep Andrews Beautiful. Michael is newer to working on the operational side of nonprofits but has expertise in taking a struggling…
June 21, 2022

Tour Austin’s Famous Bat Bridge with KTB!

This post was written by Noor Alhomsi, Digital Marketing Coordinator for Keep Texas Beautiful  Every year, nearly 1.5 million Brazilian free-tailed bats migrate to Austin roosting between the beams of the Congress Ave bridge. As evening falls, a spectacular sight can be seen as the bats emerge en masse to hunt. The columns of…
June 7, 2022

Mentor of the Month: Kim Casey

Kim Casey is the Executive Director of Keep Longview Beautiful. Keep Longview Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) organization run by Kim and 25 volunteer Directors.As the only employee of Keep Longview Beautiful, Kim is involved in every part of the organization's work. Keep Longview Beautiful is a busy community organization, so…
May 18, 2022

Beautify Texas Awards – 2022 Organizational Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 winners for the Beautify Texas Awards! These outstanding organizations will be honored at the BTA Luncheon during our 55th Annual KTB Conference in June. We hope you will join us in Austin to celebrate! Read on to learn more about these amazing Texas Organizations that work…
May 4, 2022

Beautify Texas Awards – 2022 Individual Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 winners for the Beautify Texas Awards!  These outstanding individuals will be honored at the BTA Luncheon during our 55th Annual KTB Conference in June.  We hope you will join us in Austin to celebrate! Read on to learn more about these amazing Texans that work hard every day to keep…
April 21, 2022