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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
The Irving-based Javelin Agency recently worked with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) for the second year as part of its Giving Day 2019 event. Employee volunteers worked with a variety of local nonprofit agencies on April 4 for a day of community service. KIB’s group of twelve met at Bird’s Fort... - April 11, 2019
Residents of the Las Brisas Hills Condominiums recently joined Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) for a neighborhood cleanup project. During the two-day cleaning period - March 29 and 30, a total of 18 volunteers provided 78 service hours and collected approximately 600 pounds of trash from the surrounding... - April 10, 2019
The North Lake College Student Government Association (SGA) is the latest group to participate in Keep Irving Beautiful’s blanket project. A group of ten members recently crafted eight no-sew blankets under the direction of Candace Eldridge, North Lake faculty advisor and higher education chair... - March 31, 2019
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, presented Keep Irving Beautiful with its 2018 President’s Circle Award recognition at Keep America Beautiful’s recent National Conference, which took place in Baltimore, Maryland. The President’s... - March 22, 2019
The Irving-based All Things Made New mentoring program recently partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) to make and donate four no-sew blankets. A total of 17 youth program members and six adult mentors worked together to make the blankets—providing 23 hours of volunteer service. The blankets... - March 21, 2019
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. Irving... - March 13, 2019
Keep Irving Beautiful received the Sustained Excellence Award in the population category 100,001 – 250,000 at Keep America Beautiful’s recent National Awards Ceremony. The award was presented during Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Keep Irving Beautiful... - March 07, 2019
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the youth group of Christ Church recently teamed together for a neighborhood cleanup project. The 516 Student Ministry youth group, along with adult sponsors, gathered at the church on Feb. 2. The group received safety instructions from KIB staff and cleanup supplies,... - February 28, 2019
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department welcomed associates from Irving Best Buy Store No. 205 to the Georgia Farrow Recreation Center on Jan. 23. Volunteers participated in a beautification project by adding a fresh coat of paint to the interior of the center. - January 27, 2019
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) paid a visit to the Heritage Senior Center during Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. The group spoke with the members and staff about KIB programs, clean public spaces, and methods to take care of the environment. KIB staff distributed blue recycling bags that are used... - January 26, 2019
In 2018, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) celebrated its 26th year as the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful. It was a busy year, filled with activities made possible by the dedication of thousands of volunteers who contributed their time and talents to making Irving a better... - January 11, 2019
On Nov. 15, a seniors group at the Irving Family YMCA partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) during the annual America Recycles Day (ARD). KIB supplied blue recycling bags, which the seniors filed with recyclable materials and delivered to the YMCA. KIB staff weighed the bags and recorded the amounts. - December 07, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) offered a full day of community service on Nov. 10, starting with the annual Unite for Troops Veterans Day event, followed by a park cleanup with volunteers from Calvary Church. KIB attends Unite for Troops each year, bringing its spinning prize wheel to help educate visitors... - November 18, 2018
Associates of Best Buy Store #205, located on Airport Freeway in Irving, are making a habit of doing good things for their local community by partnering with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the Irving Fire Department (IFD). In September, a group of employee volunteers completed a beautification project... - November 08, 2018
On Oct. 26, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) participated in the Irving Family YMCA’s annual Fall Festival. KIB provided “green event” educational opportunities for attendees with a Q&A conservation, recycling and environmental prize wheel. Attendees spun the wheel and answered questions... - November 03, 2018
Employee volunteers from the American Standard company participated in a service project with Keep Irving Beautiful and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department as part of a company-wide Community Day initiative. The annual event focused on the “Contribution to Society” company... - October 31, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) is proud to welcome the members of Girl Scouts of America Troop 3473 of Irving to The Blanket Project. KIB supplied 5 members of Troop 3473 with fleece material. The girls worked together to complete three hand-made “no-sew” baby blankets. KIB started the Blanket... - October 21, 2018
A little rain did not stop Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) from hosting the 27th Annual Trash Bash, the organization’s signature cleanup event at T.W. Richardson Grove Park on September 29, and it didn’t stop many of the volunteers from coming to the park and staying to help. After waiting out... - October 05, 2018
Employee volunteers from the Best Buy Store number 205, located on Highway 183 in Irving, took time off from their regular jobs to give back to the community in a service project with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB). The group of ten volunteers met the KIB staff at the Irving Fire Department’s Administration... - September 27, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) invites community volunteers of all ages to attend the 27th Annual Trash Bash for a morning of community service, food, and fun. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 29, T.W. Richardson Grove Park, 333 E. Interstate Highway 635. Volunteers will meet at the park,... - September 06, 2018
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the organization is providing Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) with a $5,000 grant as part of the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant Program. The 2018 Keep America... - August 30, 2018
In addition to the many activities offered at the Heritage Senior Center, the seniors recently had the opportunity to interact with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff and learn more about recycling and clean public spaces. KIB paid a visit to the Senior Center, located in the Heritage District of Downtown... - August 19, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful’s annual “Mayor and KIB Awards” ceremony was held on Monday, August 6, at the First Baptist Church of Irving’s Fellowship Hall. The 135 guests were greeted and signed in by volunteers Sandy Franco, Chuck Kirk, Elouise McMillian, and Chandler Ude, then enjoyed... - August 16, 2018
Youth volunteers from Christ Church in Irving and Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently teamed together for a cleanup to give back to the community where they live and worship. The “516 Student Ministry,” led by Student Pastor Brian Bunch, reached out to KIB to find an activity where they... - July 29, 2018
The summer day campers at Emma’s House are now "Eco-Superheroes," thanks to a visit by Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and their recycling mascot “Buddy the Blue Bag” on July 25. KIB staff members brought activity books which focused on caring for the environment, encouraging... - July 29, 2018
Volunteers from Calvary Church Irving and Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) know how to wield some paintbrushes. Calvary Church volunteers recently teamed with KIB to pour 123 hours into brightening two of Irving’s treasures, the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center and Hurwitz Park. They started... - July 20, 2018
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently held its 51st annual State Conference in Georgetown, Texas, from June 11 – 13, with the theme of “Creating Community.” The Irving community was certainly represented well at the conference, with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) receiving the Gold Star... - June 16, 2018
For the past several years, the Acosta Sales and Marketing Company’s “Acosta Cares” volunteer team has worked with Keep Irving Beautiful on a project that makes a big impact at one of Irving’s many scenic parks. This year, 50 employee volunteers gave a combined 200 hours in a... - June 07, 2018
Employee volunteers from Wells Fargo Auto spent Wednesday, May 23, in a service project with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) at Sam Houston Trail Park. The nine volunteers gave 36 hours of their time by planting a mix of 26 native Texas trees (bur oak, bald cypress, and cedar elm) along the Campion Trails. - May 26, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) offers a variety of ways for people to give back and to show their community pride. For the youth members of Surti Leuva Patidar Samaj (SLPS), that meant spending their morning in a service project with Keep Irving Beautiful. On Saturday, May 19, the group gathered at Sam... - May 23, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful is asking for nominations to be submitted for the 2018 “Mayor and KIB Annual 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 live,... - May 19, 2018
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