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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
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) announced Dr. Roy Vu, professor of history at North Lake College, as the winner of the 2018 Sadie Ray Graff Educator Award on May 11. Educator is one of four categories in the Keep Texas Beautiful Youth & Educator Awards and honors a teacher who provides instruction and... - May 17, 2018
Take a drive through Trinity View Park and you will see vibrant yellow safety railings at the football fields, the results of a corporate service day project by Crown Castle employee volunteers who recently partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful. Headquartered in Houston, Crown Castle has offices around... - May 12, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) ended the month of April – Earth Month - at Spring Trails Park with their “Great American Cleanup/Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off.” The original cleanup scheduled for April 7 had to be rescheduled due to weather, but thanks to a dedicated group of Geocachers,... - May 03, 2018
April 22 is officially recognized as Earth Day, but Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) celebrates “Earth Month” and participated in several events with an Earth Day theme. The first was a visit to the Heritage Senior Center on April 5, where staff promoted recycling by giving away recycled books... - April 29, 2018
In honor of April as “Earth Month,” Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff paid a visit to the Heritage Senior Center on Thursday, April 5, to meet with the members and discuss ways we can all pitch in and help our environment. They had an information table where they engaged in conversation with... - April 07, 2018
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Irving as one of 10 winners of the 2018 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. The winners will share $2... - March 29, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) recently collaborated on a service project to beautify Running Bear Park in South Irving. This was part of their annual Youth Conference, which was attended by teens from the Irving and other nearby communities. On... - March 22, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently attended Otis Brown Elementary School’s annual Career Day and spoke to three classes of approximately 120 1st and 2nd graders and their teachers about the many things KIB does in the Irving community in the areas of litter prevention, beautification, and recycling. - March 11, 2018
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 02, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently joined forces with the Irving-based Javelin Agency for a day of service at Bird’s Fort Trail Park, part of Irving’s northern Campion Trails system. The group of eleven employee volunteers met at the park on the beautiful morning of February 8, ready to... - February 11, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) held its first project of the new year on January 15, Martin Luther King Day, collaborating with Cistercian Preparatory High School in Irving for a service project at Senter Park Recreation Center. A total of 18 students and adult sponsors tackled a paint project at the center,... - January 18, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) celebrated another successful year in 2017, as they marked their 25th anniversary of educating and engaging the community in litter abatement, beautification, and recycling. Here are some highlights: Litter abatement: There were 12 cleanups, where 878 volunteers gave 2,643... - January 04, 2018
America Recycles Day is a nation-wide program of Keep America Beautiful, officially celebrated on November 15. Here in Irving, the local KAB affiliate, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB), has been collaborating with the seniors group of the Irving Family YMCA for several years in their America Recycles Day... - December 03, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful has been a part of a special Veterans Day celebration for several years - Unite for Troops, a community event that honors veterans and current members of the military who are deployed around the world. While the day features several musical acts, booths, displays, arts and crafts... - November 18, 2017
If you drive or walk by Wyche Park on Pioneer Drive, you may notice a new addition - 28 beautiful trees, planted by Calvary Church’s “Loving Our City” group, assisted by North Lake College Service Learning Students, in a project coordinated by Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB). On Saturday,... - November 08, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) continued a tradition of participating in the Irving Family YMCA’s Fall Festival on Friday, October 27. KIB brought its spinning prize wheel, and children and adults, most dressed in costumes, took turns spinning the prize wheel and answering questions about recycling,... - November 04, 2017
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