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Cimarron Park Recreation Center was a flurry of activity on June 11, as Singley Academy theatre students and their director joined Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) for a lively presentation of an environmental mascot skit. The thespians took on the roles of KIB mascot Kirby the Toucan, Buddy the Blue Recycling... - June 18, 2021
The Dallas office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) for a service project at Bird’s Fort Trail Park, 5756 Riverside Dr. Ten employee volunteers gathered at the park, which is part of Irving’s Campion Trail, on April 20. After... - May 20, 2021
Star Park Las Colinas, a new Lincoln Property Company apartment community, recently partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) for a beautification project. On May 6, four employees met KIB staff at Fritz Park in Irving to paint at the Petting Farm. The enthusiastic group added a fresh coat of bright... - May 12, 2021
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement nonprofit organization, recently named Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation granted to 70 affiliates of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates. Gold Star Affliate is the highest membership... - May 05, 2021
Trinity View Park was the site for Keep Irving Beautiful’s (KIB) annual spring cleanup event, the "Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off," part of the state’s signature event for the national Great American Cleanup initiative. On April 10, volunteers arrived early, according to... - April 22, 2021
The walking trail at Running Bear Park now is lined with more trees, thanks to the recent efforts of volunteers from the Acosta Cares team, a group of employees from Acosta Sales and Marketing and Mosaic Sales Solutions. On April 6, eight Acosta Cares volunteers partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB),... - April 10, 2021
What do Irving Girl Scout Troops do during spring break? They find a way to be of service to the community. Members of Troops 6458 and 1810 joined with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) for a cleanup March 17 near the Rock Island Road Bike and Pedestrian Trail. The troops participated in a similar project... - March 24, 2021
Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has presented Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) with its 2020 President’s Circle Award. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of Keep America Beautiful... - March 18, 2021
Members of Irving Girl Scout Troops 6458 and 1810 started their weekend early by participating in a cleanup project with Keep Irving Beautiful Feb. 5. The scouts and two adult sponsors met at the KIB office after school, then headed to the new Rock Island Road Bike and Pedestrian Trail. Observing safety... - February 14, 2021
Employees from the Irving office of Kimley-Horn started 2021 by volunteering with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) Jan. 15 in a company-wide service day. Kimley-Horn, one of the nation’s leading planning and design consulting firms, begins each year with its annual company “Kickoff.” The... - January 27, 2021
America Recycles Day (ARD), celebrated annually on Nov. 15, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. It is a Keep America Beautiful (KAB) program, and as the local KAB affiliate, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) is one of hundreds of similar organizations across... - November 22, 2020
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) planned for 2020 to be the “Year of the Tree” in Irving. With the help of numerous corporate sponsors, dedicated volunteers, and the Parks Arbor Team, KIB made its goal a reality. The latest tree planting event took ran Nov. 10 at West Irving Library. The event... - November 19, 2020
The Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) is a national organization whose members are mothers and their high school-age sons. The group’s mission is to assist, serve and support those who are in need in the community, develop leadership skills and promote mother-son relationships. Locally, the... - November 07, 2020
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) volunteers are staying active by participating in projects they can accomplish without gathering in large groups. One example is KIB’s No-Sew Blanket Project, where volunteers work individually, in small groups or as families. Recently, 18 members of the Dawoodi Bohras... - October 23, 2020
Acosta Cares volunteers, Acosta Marketing employees, as well as employees from Mosaic Sales Solutions joined Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation arbor team Oct. 9 to plant native trees at Bird’s Fort Trail. The group of five volunteers provided twelve hours of... - October 16, 2020
The Trash Bash is typically the largest volunteer event of the year for Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB), with hundreds of people gathering in one location for a cleanup. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated some changes to that plan, but did not stop the 29th annual event from proceeding. The event became... - October 03, 2020
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently was recognized by the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) North Texas Chapter with Honorable Mention in the “Outstanding Public Outreach Program” category. A virtual awards ceremony was held Aug. 13 to honor the award winners in all categories,... - August 15, 2020
The Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) annual Mayor and KIB Awards event was held virtually and streamed on YouTube Premiere Aug. 3. Irving Community Television Network (ICTN) edited videos of all the winners and presented a finished product, which was as close to the live event as possible. Mayor Stopfer... - August 07, 2020
Summers for Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) are usually filled with projects where they work with a variety of volunteers from corporate, faith, civic or youth groups. This year the KIB staff has stayed busy by adjusting their schedules to a new parameter and working with City of Irving staff instead of... - July 26, 2020
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) welcomed its first group of volunteers in several weeks to participate in a beautification project on May 27 and June 19. Members of Girl Scout Troop 6458 became the first volunteers to join KIB in a service project since the COVID-19 disaster mandates. In the first project,... - July 01, 2020
Members of Irving-based Girl Scout Troops 6458, 2871 and a University of Dallas (UD) student participated in the Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) “No-Sew Blanket Project.” Following social distance guidelines, KIB provided blanket kits for the volunteers to take home and complete. As an extra... - May 28, 2020
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently named Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation granted to 57 affiliates of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates. Since 2004, KTB’s Gold Star Affiliate recognition rewards communities who have gone above and beyond the non-profit’s... - April 16, 2020
The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i Faith of Irving is the most recent group to participate in the Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) “No-Sew Blanket Project.” Eight Baha’i Faith volunteers worked in different locations to make eighteen blankets, for a combined 40 hours of service. - April 11, 2020
On March 7, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) mascots Kirby the Toucan, Buddy the Blue Bag and Litterbug visited Irving’s Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. The mascot trio performed an educational skit about the benefits of recycling and taking care of our environment. The Heritage Senior... - March 13, 2020
Employees from the United Parcel Service (UPS) Red River District partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) to add a fresh coat of paint inside the Senter Park Recreation Center, 901 S. Senter Road. The group of nine volunteers spent a total of 31.5 service hours painting columns, a wall in the common... - March 08, 2020
Employee volunteers from the Irving Whole Foods Market joined Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) for a beautification project Feb. 20. Joined by a student from the North Lake College Service Learning program, the group painted the hallway and kitchen of the Senter East Community Building, giving sixteen hours... - February 26, 2020
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hosted a volunteer opportunity during the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) Feb. 4 at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. During the RCMA Emerge 2020 conference, KIB partnered with the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau to assist volunteers... - February 09, 2020
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff discussed recycling and public cleaning Jan. 24 at the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. KIB staff gave guests recycling gifts to use at home that included reusable shopping bags, blue recycling bags, recycled books, jar grippers made from recycled tires... - February 01, 2020
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was designated as a national day of service in 1994, inspiring people to make a difference in the community. That was the case with employee volunteers from Shake Shack, one of the new additions to Irving’s restaurant landscape, which partnered with Keep Irving... - January 23, 2020
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and North Lake College volunteers completed a beautification project Jan. 10 at the Senter East Building, 228 Chamberlain St. Six volunteers painted the building that will used for a variety of recreational activities throughout the year. The City of Irving’s Parks... - January 18, 2020
Those who were walking dogs, riding bicycles or hiking at Sam Houston Trail on Dec. 14 likely noticed peculiar activity at the meadow: an enthusiastic group of volunteers, who were planting trees under the guidance of the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department. Members of the Calvary Church “Loving... - December 19, 2019
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff and a group of senior citizens gathered at the Irving Family YMCA on Nov. 21 for the annual America Recycles Day celebratory breakfast. America Recycles Day (ARD) is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. It is a KIB program,... - December 04, 2019
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) continued a longstanding tradition of attending the Unite for Troops Veterans Day event on Nov. 9. The annual event is hosted by Porter’s Army and Navy. KIB’s role at the event was both as an exhibitor and as the provider of green event supplies, including recycling... - November 20, 2019
The City of Irving recorded a 34 percent decrease in the amount of litter across the city, according to Keep Irving Beautiful’s (KIB) 2019 Litter Index Survey. This year, the overall average score was 1.26 compared to the previous year’s score of 1.90. The survey accessed nine areas throughout... - November 02, 2019
The buildings at the Irving Soccer Complex have a vibrant, new look thanks to Vizient employee volunteers and Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB). On Oct. 22, Vizient’s group of volunteers tackled a beautification project by painting the concession and facility buildings yellow, red and blue at the soccer... - October 31, 2019
“Fluor Cares” was the motto for Fluor employees and family members who volunteered with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) for a cleanup at Bird’s Fort Trail Park on Oct. 19. Eighteen volunteers collected 125 pounds of trash and 45 pounds of recyclable materials in the park. Bird’s... - October 26, 2019
Employee volunteers from American Standard Brands took some time away from their Grand Prairie office Oct. 11 to volunteer with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) during Community Day. This is the second year for this company to partner with KIB for a beautification project, which included painting the interior... - October 23, 2019
T.W. Richardson Grove Park, part of Irving’s Campion Trail, was the site of the Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) 28th Annual Trash Bash, the organization’s signature cleanup event. A total of 490 volunteers gathered at the park Sept. 28, with a focus of stopping litter from reaching the nearby... - October 05, 2019
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) invites community volunteers of all ages to attend the 28th annual Trash Bash for a morning of community service, food, and fun. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 28 at T.W. Richardson Grove Park, 333 E. Interstate Highway 635. Volunteers will meet at the... - September 01, 2019
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) was recently recognized by the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) North Texas Chapter with Honorable Mention in the “Outstanding Environmental Public Education and Outreach Program” category. KIB board members and staff attended the awards luncheon, which... - August 30, 2019
Keep Irving Beautiful’s (KIB) annual Mayor and KIB Awards event was held Aug. 5 in the First Baptist Church of Irving’s Fellowship Hall. The 124 guests were greeted and signed-in by volunteers Sandy Franco, Chuck Kirk, Elouise McMillian and Chandler Ude, while listening to the harp music... - August 10, 2019
Students and adult sponsors from Christ Church’s 516 Student Ministry joined Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) at Trinity View Park on July 18 for a volunteer service project. After a safety speech and instructions, the group split into teams and took on the task of painting the concrete bases of four... - July 21, 2019
Three local high school students recently took a day from their summer break to volunteer with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB). The students live in Irving and attend Coppell High School and Jack E. Singley Academy and gave a total of nine hours of service, making three no sew blankets, which will be donated... - July 18, 2019
The atmosphere at All Things Made New (ATMN) was lively on June 14, when Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff, summer campers and staff of Emma’s House, and members of the Irving Elks Lodge 2334 visited. The groups enjoyed fellowship and a pizza party. They also participated making “no-sew”... - June 27, 2019
Members of Irving’s Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints collected 1,300 pounds of trash and recyclables at the City of Irving’s Running Bear Park on June 8. The group of 18 adults and 11 youth completed 87 service hours during the cleanup. The group’s cleanup... - June 19, 2019
Employees from Connectrac, a Dallas-based company that develops and provides wireway systems and accessories, recently enjoyed a day off in order to volunteer with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB). The group gathered at Trinity View Park on the morning of May 24, ready to work with KIB and City of Irving... - May 31, 2019
The Irving Family Advocacy Center has a fresh look, thanks to the efforts of a team of employee volunteers from Vizient, Inc., and Keep Irving Beautiful. On Thursday, May 16, seventeen Vizient team members, joined by a North Lake College Service Learning student and an additional KIB volunteer, met KIB... - May 30, 2019
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) is asking for nominations for the 2019 Mayor and KIB Annual Awards. The awards honor local individuals, organizations and businesses that have gone above and beyond in making Irving a better place to live, work, play or visit. KIB will recognize these “environmental... - May 02, 2019
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement nonprofit organization, recently named Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) a Gold Star Affiliate. This designation is granted to 85 of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates. Gold Star recognition is the highest membership... - May 01, 2019
Employee volunteers from Mosaic Sales Solutions and Acosta Sales and Marketing recently participated with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) in a service project to clean Irving’s Running Bear Park. Thanks to the team’s effort, the park is now brighter and more inviting. The project was part of... - April 26, 2019
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