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Friday, June 9, was “Irving Day” at the Texas AirHogs Stadium in Grand Prairie, where $3.00 of every ticket purchased using the code IRVING went to support Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) programs. KIB and AirHogs staff worked for several weeks prior to the event, which was also promoted by the... - June 22, 2017
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, recently named Keep Irving Beautiful a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation conferred on just 66 of KTB’s more than 395 affiliates in 2017. Gold Star recognition is the highest status any community... - June 22, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) reaches out to Irving’s large and diverse corporate community, including Acosta Sales and Marketing, who joined them for a beautification project on May 5. It was a beautiful Friday morning when 67 volunteers gathered at Senter Park for their day of service as part of... - May 13, 2017
Help Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hit a home run. Happening June 9, the Texas AirHogs are holding “Irving Day,” and $3 of every online ticket sold will go to benefit Keep Irving Beautiful. KIB works hard to do just that, keep Irving shining. Through community engagement and education, the... - May 06, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) has participated with the Irving Family YMCA for several years, and did so again on Saturday, April 29 at their “Healthy Kids Day” event. KIB staff, assisted by a North Lake College student volunteer, had an information table which also included a spinning wheel.... - May 03, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the City of Irving Code Enforcement Department were recently honored at the “Quarterly Newsmaker Reception” held at the Four Seasons on April 19. This event, jointly hosted by the Irving Economic Development Partnership (which includes the Irving-Las Colinas... - April 27, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) has participated in Clifton Early Childhood School’s Earth Month for the past seven years, and on April 13, they continued that tradition by presenting their environmental mascot skit to the Pre-K children at both the morning and afternoon sessions. KIB staff member... - April 19, 2017
The “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off” is the state’s signature event of the “Great American Cleanup,” and is typically held the second Saturday in April in communities all across Texas. Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hosted their 2017 event on April 8 at Trinity View... - April 16, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) is fortunate to work with many volunteers who enjoy doing whatever they can to make a positive difference in their community, whether that is participating in a cleanup or park beautification project, or in a recent addition to KIB’s programs – making “no-sew”... - April 05, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) is sponsoring the “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off,” part of the state’s signature event for the nationwide “Great American Cleanup” program, and a partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).... - March 23, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the Nimitz High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter joined forces for a cleanup as part of “National FFA Week.” The students, who were joined by their teachers and North Lake College Service Learning students, met on the chilly Saturday morning of... - March 04, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and North Lake College students and staff have collaborated on many activities over the years, including cleanups, recycling events, tree plantings and beautification projects. One of the groups involved is North Lake’s Service Learning Program, which KIB has participated... - February 24, 2017
As part of its Faith Groups Outreach Program, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) teamed with volunteers from Calvary Church for a beautification project at Heritage Park in Downtown Irving on Saturday, January 28. Seven Calvary members, who are part of the “Loving Our City” group, gave 28 hours... - February 05, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the City of Irving Code Enforcement Department were recently honored at the Keep America Beautiful National Awards Ceremony. The event took place during Keep America Beautiful 2017 National Conference in Washington, D.C., where KIB and Code Enforcement were among the more... - February 01, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB), attended the annual “Unite for Troops” event at Porter’s Army Navy on Saturday, November 12. KIB made this a “Green Event” by providing the recycling stations throughout the grounds and encouraging attendees to dispose of waste in the proper... - November 24, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) joined forces with the Irving Family YMCA Seniors Group for America Recycles Day. Starting in October, seniors collected recyclable materials and brought them to the YMCA in blue bags supplied by KIB. KIB staff weighed and recorded the bags each week, and by November 16, they... - November 23, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB), the Irving Independent School District (IISD) and the City of Irving Parks Department hosted the annual Arbor Day Celebration at Barton Elementary School Nov. 11. In its eighth year, the event honors an Irving Independent School for its outstanding paper recycling efforts... - November 16, 2016
The University of Dallas (UD) men's lacrosse team and members of Girl Scout Troop 2871 teamed up with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the City of Irving Aquatics staff for a paint project at Lively Pointe Youth swimming pool facility. The group of 18 adults and 5 youth added a fresh coat of paint to... - November 04, 2016
On Friday, October 28, the Irving Family YMCA was transformed into a Fall Festival, with attendees of all ages dressed in costumes and enjoying the variety of activities that were offered. Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) once again partnered with the YMCA to help make this a “Green Event.” KIB... - November 02, 2016
Xylem is a is a water technology company dedicated to helping to solve water challenges around the world. On Thursday, October 20, a group of forty-two Xylem employee volunteers tackled a water-related issue very close to home: a cleanup at Bird’s Fort Trail Park, with the goal of keeping litter... - October 23, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) board and staff members conducted the annual city-wide Litter Index survey on Friday, October 14. As one of the requirements for KIB maintaining the highest President’s Circle level in the Keep America Beautiful program, this survey is performed at approximately the... - October 16, 2016
Vizient, the nation’s largest member-owned health care services company, partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) on Tuesday, October 11, for an employee volunteer service project at the Lively Pointe Swimming Pool. Co-leaders James Hull and Greg Schretter lead a group of 22 Vizient employees... - October 14, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) partnered with UPS for a community service project on Wednesday, October 5. The fifteen UPS employee volunteers, who were joined by four North Lake College Service Learning students, gave a total of 75 hours in planting 45 native trees along the northern Campion Trails at... - October 08, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hosted its 25th Annual Trash Bash, the organization’s signature cleanup event, at T.W. Richardson Grove Park on September 24. There were 623 volunteers of all ages (320 adults and 303 youth) who came out to help pick up litter and keep it out of the nearby Elm Fork of... - October 01, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff attended the North Lake College Service Learning Fair on Thursday, September 15, along with representatives from a variety of other non-profit organizations. The purpose of the fair, which was held at the central campus from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., was to inform students... - September 21, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful invites the community to attend the 25th Annual Trash Bash on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at T.W. Richardson Grove Park, along the Campion Trails, for a morning of community service, food and fun. For the fifth consecutive year, the Trash... - September 11, 2016
In partnership with the Library and the Parks Department, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff visited the South Irving Library on Wednesday, August 31, where they set up an information table and spoke to library patrons about KIB programs. They were there to promote clean public spaces, and provided car... - September 03, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) has enjoyed a long partnership with the Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, working together on a variety of projects over the years. For the past few summers, the Alpha Zeta Eta officer team has volunteered to do a project prior to school starting,... - August 31, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) reaches out to the community to promote volunteerism, and their faith groups outreach program has been a rewarding initiative over the years. This summer they welcomed a new faith group partner, the Total Youth Ministry group from Holy Family Catholic Church in Irving, who... - August 13, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful’s annual “Mayor and KIB Awards” ceremony was held on Monday, August 8, 2016, at the First Baptist Church of Irving. As the guests entered the Fellowship Hall to the beautiful music of violinist Caonex Peguero, they were greeted and signed in by volunteers Sandy... - August 11, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) works to instill community pride through educating and engaging volunteers in the focus areas of litter abatement, beautification and recycling. KIB is asking all Irving residents and visitors to show that community pride by making a positive difference in their daily lives,... - July 20, 2016
More Than 30 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Receive Grants Totaling $160,000 to Support Local Projects Keep Irving Beautiful and the City of Irving Parks Department along with community volunteers from Contech Engineered Solutions and Land Design Inc. teamed up to plant a variety of native Texas... - July 09, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) received a grant from the UPS Foundation in 2015 to purchase native trees for the city’s Tree Farm, and on June 30, 2016, they were finally able to start getting those trees in the ground. The unusually rainy weather in the past year had left the ground at the tree farm... - July 07, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and several of their community partners were recently honored at the 49th Annual Keep Texas Beautiful State Conference, held June 20 – 22 in Sugar Land, Texas. The theme of this year’s conference was “Keeping Texas Beautiful – How Sweet It Is,”... - June 26, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB), the local affiliate of both Keep America and Keep Texas Beautiful, is exploring many options to increase its fundraising efforts in 2016. One way to help KIB is by through an activity that we all do on a regular basis: shopping. KIB is registered at both Kroger and Tom Thumb... - June 08, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) finished its career day outreach to the students of the Irving Independent School District by attending the Hanes Elementary event on Wednesday, May 25. Approximately 120 second grade students and their teachers heard about the many things KIB does in the Irving community... - June 02, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) continued its outreach to the students of the Irving Independent School District by attending another career day, this time at Sally B. Elliott Elementary, on Monday, May 23. KIB representatives presented four sessions, speaking to approximately 115 third and fourth graders... - May 29, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff continued a tradition of attending the Thomas Haley Elementary Career Day again this year on Friday, May 20. Four classes of second grade students welcomed KIB staff and board members who gave a presentation about the many activities KIB has to offer, and focused on... - May 26, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) was one of the many presenters at F.M. Gilbert Elementary School’s annual Career Day, held on Friday, May 13. As part of its ongoing Schools and Youth Outreach programming, KIB board members attended the event and spoke to two classes of third graders about what it’s... - May 18, 2016
Keep Irving Beautiful is asking for nominations to be submitted for the 2016 “Mayor and KIB Proud Partners Awards.” These awards honor local individuals, organizations and businesses that have gone above and beyond in making significant contributions towards making Irving a better place to... - May 15, 2016
Almost one year to the day that they originally scheduled the project, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and Acosta Marketing Group, which includes Mosaic Sales Solutions, partnered to paint at the Lively Pointe Swimming Pool. On Friday, May 6, 88 employee volunteers gathered at the location to participate... - May 14, 2016
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