KIB Celebrates America Recycles Day in Two Ways

America Recycles Day is a Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Initiative dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB), the local KAB affiliate, has participated in this program for many years. Since 2020, KIB has done a social media virtual event where... - December 03, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Donum - Creating a Sustainable Gifting Experience

Donum - Creating a Sustainable Gifting Experience

Sustainable Gifting expert Tracey Lynch tells explains in simple terms why we must change our gifting philosophy to save our planet for us and for future generations. - November 21, 2022 - Donum Revolution

Salinas Valley Recycles Helps Feed Hungry People and Not Landfills While Reducing Climate Impacts

Salinas Valley Recycles Helps Feed Hungry People and Not Landfills While Reducing Climate Impacts

To assist in expanding food recovery capacity, ReGen Monterey and Salinas Valley Recycles are excited to announce the Edible Food Recovery Grant Program. As food insecurity has no boundaries, all jurisdictions in Monterey County are working collaboratively to contribute to these grant funds. This annual funding opportunity intends to award a total of up to $100,000 to non-profit organizations, businesses, or public entities that collect, generate, and distribute food to those in need. - November 17, 2022 - Salinas Valley Recycles

Toxin Free USA Sues REI Outdoor Clothing Company for Kids’ Jackets Allegedly Containing PFAS Chemicals

Toxin Free USA, a nonprofit dedicated to consumer protection and education, filed a lawsuit against Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), an outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, alleging deceptive marketing of its Kids’ Rainwall Rain Jackets. REI represents itself as a company where with... - November 10, 2022 - GMO/Toxin Free USA

eTool Wins Tender from New Zealand’s Largest Land Developer

An exciting milestone in carbon literacy in New Zealand’s construction community. eTool, a leading Australian-based life cycle design software solution provider is delighted to have been chosen by Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities to support their transition towards low carbon public... - November 10, 2022 - eTool

KIB Partners with Gartner, Inc. for Cleanup at Bird’s Fort Trail Park

On Oct. 14, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) welcomed 10 employee volunteers from the Irving Gartner, Inc. office to Bird’s Fort Trail Park, 5756 Riverside Drive, for a cleanup project. The group gave 20 hours of volunteer service by collecting litter along the tree line between the Campion Trail... - October 23, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

KIB Partners with Vizient for Annual Community Day

On Oct. 11, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) welcomed 23 Vizient, Inc. employee volunteers to Trinity View Park, 2221 E. State Highway 356, for the company’s annual Community Day. The group, under the direction of co-leaders James Hull and Amanda List, brightened the baseball complex by applying a... - October 19, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Seaworthy Collective Launches Founder Mentorship Program

The Program Ushers in a New Organizational Vision Titled Seaworthy 2.0. Founders from around the country are encouraged to apply. - October 07, 2022 - Seaworthy Collective

Toxin Free USA Sues Procter & Gamble for Oral-B Dental Floss Allegedly Containing Toxic PFAS

Toxin Free USA, a nonprofit dedicated to consumer protection and education, filed a lawsuit against Procter & Gamble (P&G), alleging deceptive marketing of Oral-B Glide dental floss based on results of a screening test for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The complaint alleges:... - October 05, 2022 - GMO/Toxin Free USA

BrainDrip, LLC to Introduce Their SG Technologies for the Conversion of Pipelines to Hydrogen and the Localized Storage of Hydrogen, RNG and CO₂ in H2 View Magazine

BrainDrip, LLC to Introduce Their SG Technologies for the Conversion of Pipelines to Hydrogen and the Localized Storage of Hydrogen, RNG and CO₂ in H2 View Magazine

Announcement of public feature article and brief overview of BrainDrip's SG Technologies. - October 04, 2022 - BrainDrip

KIB Celebrates 31st Annual Trash Bash 409 Volunteers Participate at T.W. Richardson Grove

T.W. Richardson Grove Park, 333 E. Interstate Highway 635, was the site of the Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) 31st Annual Trash Bash, the organization’s signature cleanup event. A total of 409 volunteers gathered at the park on Sept. 24, with a focus of stopping litter from reaching the nearby... - October 01, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

KIB Visits Children’s Discovery Center at First Baptist Irving

On Sept. 9, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff visited the Children’s Discovery Center at First Baptist Church of Irving. Staff spoke to the children about taking care of their environment by picking up litter, recycling and saving energy and natural resources. KIB used a variety of props to... - September 21, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Award-Winning Coliving Start-up Launches Podcast - Coliving Conversations

This podcast addresses the many questions of how shared living could be a solution to the many socio-economic and environmental challenges that we face today, and how to scale it effectively in modern society. - September 14, 2022 - Conscious Coliving

World Rivers Day 2022 Set for September 25

World Rivers Day commemorates the immense values of our rivers and encourages river stewardship and conservation around the globe – massive worldwide event involving up to 100 countries and millions of participants has its roots in British Columbia's Rivers Day. Millions of people and... - September 12, 2022 - World Rivers Day

KIB to Celebrate 31st Annual Trash Bash Volunteers Invited to Register Online or Participate Remotely

Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) will celebrate the 31st annual Trash Bash on Saturday, Sept 24 at T.W. Richardson Grove Park, 333 E. Interstate Highway 635, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will focus their efforts on the Northern Campion Trails and surrounding area, with the goal of keeping litter from... - September 03, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

BioEnviro Launches Affordable, Reusable Bottles to Make Eco-Friendly Living More Accessible

Bioenviro tries to minimise single-use plastics through the addition of their new reusable and affordable drink bottles. - September 01, 2022 - BioEnviro

Waffle Forest’s "Smart Tree" Forest to Use Native Desert Species to Reduce Plant-Produced Ozone and Particulates in Phoenix Area

Because studies show some trees produce compounds that make smog worse, the Phoenix non-profit plans to focus on only the heathiest trees to tackle air pollution with a "tech forest" on waste land - August 13, 2022 - Waffle Forest

Keep Irving Beautiful Presents Annual Awards - Local Community Members Honored at Ceremony

The annual Mayor and Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) Awards ceremony was held on August 1 at a new location, the Jack D. Huffman Community Building. The event began with longtime volunteer Elouise McMillian and KIB Board Member Candace Eldridge greeting and signing in guests at the welcome table. - August 05, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

World's First “Non-Fungible Territory” Declared by Indigenous Communities in Brazil

World's First “Non-Fungible Territory” Declared by Indigenous Communities in Brazil

A Territory of 41,000 Hectares in the Amazon Rainforest is Protected with Web3 - July 20, 2022 - Nemus Earth

KIB Partners with Lively Adult Day Therapeutic Program

On July 7, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) partnered with the City of Irving’s Lively Pointe Adult Day Therapeutic Program and the Irving Archives and Museum (IAM) for a craft project. The group of eight clients and two staff members met at the museum’s Smithsonian Spark!Lab, located at 801... - July 16, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Keep Irving Beautiful Partners with Nexstar for "Founder’s Day of Caring"

Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently partnered with the Irving-based Nexstar Media Group for their annual “Founder’s Day of Caring” on June 17. Nexstar founder and CEO Perry Sook started Founder’s Day to “enable employees to make a personal commitment to make the... - July 03, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

North Florida Land Trust is Applying for Renewal of Its Accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

The public comment period is open through Sept. 3, 2022 - June 24, 2022 - North Florida Land Trust

Keep Irving Beautiful Partners with Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages

Irving’s Trinity View Park, 2221 E. Highway 356, was buzzing with activity on June 10, as employee volunteers from Arca Continental Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages (CC-SWB) gathered for a morning of service as part of the company’s “Sustainability Week.” This was a combination... - June 22, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Ocean Research Project's Schooner Marie Tharp Stops in Newport Before Ambitious Maiden Voyage to Map Greenland's Uncharted Glacier Fjords

Schooner Marie Tharp stops in Newport area for final preparations before launching into a decadal ocean mapping campaign across the Arctic. Operated by the Ocean Research Project, Marie embarks on her maiden mission to Greenland led by Captain Matt Rutherford and Oceanographer Nicole Trenholm. - June 20, 2022 - Ocean Research Project

Air & Waste Management Association’s Annual Conference Brings Environmental Scientists to San Francisco, June 27-30

Air & Waste Management Association’s Annual Conference Brings Environmental Scientists to San Francisco, June 27-30

The Air & Waste Management Association’s 115th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) will bring together hundreds of environmental professionals from around the world on June 27-30 in San Francisco, CA. This year’s conference on “Science & Sustainable Global... - June 15, 2022 - Air & Waste Management Association

Mega Composting Arrives in Westward Ho!

Earth Friendly Foodware (EFF) is today announcing Westward Ho! Park as the exclusive UK community testing site for the newly launched HOTBIN Mega Composter. As a North Devon Biosphere Business Partner, EFF is committed to promoting, wherever possible, composting waste as an alternative to landfill to help protect local soils. - June 15, 2022 - Earth Friendly Foodware

Keep Irving Beautiful Partners with Dallas Everest Lions Club Group Donated and Planted Trees at Running Bear Park

Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently partnered with the Dallas Everest Lions Club for a tree planting project at Running Bear Park, 2601 S. Story Road. On June 3, a total of 10 volunteers, which included Lions and “Leos,” the club’s youth members, gathered at the park for a... - June 15, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Bolsa Chica Conservancy Named Nonprofit of the Year

The Bolsa Chica Conservancy was named a Nonprofit of the Year in California Assembly District 72 by Assemblymember Janet Nguyen. - June 12, 2022 - Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Antelope Valley Conservancy Supports CESA Listing for Western Joshua tree

Antelope Valley Conservancy Supports CESA Listing for Western Joshua tree

The CA Fish & Game Commission will meet June 15 to vote whether to provide CESA protection for the western Joshua trees. - June 11, 2022 - Antelope Valley Conservancy

The Whale Carbon Plus Project™ Ethical AI and Diverse Ocean Stakeholders Bring Whales to the Blue Carbon Market in an Unprecedented New Way

The Whale Carbon Plus Project™ Ethical AI and Diverse Ocean Stakeholders Bring Whales to the Blue Carbon Market in an Unprecedented New Way

The Whale Carbon Plus Project™: First-of-a-kind project across North America uniting governmental organizations, environmental organizations, and the private sector to develop an innovative carbon credit system centered around the protection of whales. Linking environment and finance, The Whale Carbon Plus Project™ aims to translate the value of whales into financial incentives for organizations to protect them as a way to reach their net-zero and environmental goals. - June 03, 2022 - Whale Seeker

Keep Irving Beautiful Partners with Veterans Group from Amazon

Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently partnered with the “Warriors” group from the Amazon DAL-3 Fulfillment Center for a beautification project. This group consists of Amazon employees who are either veterans or military family members/supporters. In honor of Memorial Day, the group... - June 02, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Japanese Three Michelin Star Chef to Speak at UN World Oceans Day Conference

Chef Shinobu Namae of L'Effervescence will speak about the importance of seaweed and collective action for the revitalization of the ocean. - May 24, 2022 - L'Effervescence

Percuro Pet Food is Set to Participate at the 4th Annual European Petcare Innovation Summit

Brett Vye, CEO of innovating insect protein and plant-based pet food company, Percuro, is invited to take part in the panel discussion titled, "Evaluating New Alternative Proteins That Are Improving the Sustainability of Pet Food" at the industry summit. - May 15, 2022 - Percuro Primal Pet Food Ltd

Annapolis-Based Ocean Research Project is About to Set Sail Again

Annapolis-Based Ocean Research Project is About to Set Sail Again

The team at Ocean Research Project is about to set sail for Greenland to conduct environmental research to combat climate change. They will be at the City Dock in Annapolis making last minute preparations. Come meet the team. - May 12, 2022 - Ocean Research Project

Keep Irving Beautiful Recognized as Gold Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful - 86 Texas Communities Honored for their Exceptional Community Improvement Efforts

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization, recently named Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation granted to 86 of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates. Gold Star recognition is the membership recognition... - May 07, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Keep Irving Beautiful and Partners Celebrate Earth Month

Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) had a productive April, partnering with several groups to conduct “Earth Month” activities. April 22 has been known as “Earth Day” since 1970, but interest and participation have grown beyond just one day to include the entire month of April. KIB... - May 07, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Recognized Ocean Research Team to Unveil Multi-Objective Flagship, R/V Marie Tharp, for Ambitious Iceberg-Packed Expedition During Commissioning

Recognized Ocean Research Team to Unveil Multi-Objective Flagship, R/V Marie Tharp, for Ambitious Iceberg-Packed Expedition During Commissioning

Annapolis-based Ocean Research Project is unveiling its Flagship R/V Marie Tharp as they prepare to embark for an ambitious Iceberg-Packed Expedition. - May 06, 2022 - Ocean Research Project

Keep Irving Beautiful Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards “Mayor and KIB Awards” Honor Irving’s Difference Makers

Keep Irving Beautiful is asking for nominations to be submitted for the 2022 “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... - May 04, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Mission Tomorrow Receives Beautify Texas Award

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently announced the Irving-based nonprofit Mission Tomorrow as a winner of the 2022 Beautify Texas Award for Outstanding Project. The Beautify Texas Awards, formerly the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards, recognize the efforts of those working to enhance their community and... - April 23, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

KIB Partners with BBB Industries for Earth Day Service Project Employee Volunteers Participate in Cleanup

Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently partnered with BBB Industries for an Earth Day service project. On April 8, nine employee volunteers from the company’s Irving office met at the KIB office, where they were equipped with bright yellow vests, litter grabbers, gloves, trash and recycle bags. - April 17, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Global Coralition Joins Forces with Magua Foundation and Pauhana Surf Center

A "Coralition" to build the first land-based coral farm and education center on the North Coast, Dominican Republic. - April 13, 2022 - Global Coralition

Keep Irving Beautiful Hosts “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off”

The “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off” is the state’s signature event of the “Great American Cleanup,” taking place in communities all across Texas. Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hosted its event on April 2 at Trinity View Park, where volunteers came together with... - April 09, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Irving Receives Prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Award Ten Winning Communities Receive State Environmental Award and Share $2 Million in Prize Money

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Irving as one of ten winners of the 2022 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. KTB, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the GCAA to Texas communities for more... - March 27, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

Non-Profit Aims to Combine Living "Smart Trees" and Direct-Air-Capture "Mechanical Trees" to Tackle Air Pollution in Phoenix

Waffle Forest team brings together top scientific talent, newest technology to clean the air and reclaim wasteland by planting 10,000 trees in Arizona's largest city. - March 25, 2022 - Waffle Forest

KIB Partners with Girl Scouts for Service Project Event Celebrates Girl Scouts of America’s 110th Birthday

March 12 marked the 110 anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the organization celebrated this occasion through service projects across the country. Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) was chosen as one of the community partners to host an event to clean up the area near the Rock Island Road Bike... - March 19, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

First-Ever "Tech Forest" Will Employ "Smart Trees" to Tackle Carbon Emissions in Metro Phoenix Area

South Phoenix native's Waffle Forest non-profit uses waste land, trees, and direct-air-capture technology to reduce carbon and produce cleaner air in the Valley of The Sun and beyond. - March 18, 2022 - Waffle Forest

Percuro Planet Friendly Pet Food Announce Their First Ever Participation at Crufts

Leading sustainable insect-based dog food company will take part in the world’s most famous dog show. - March 11, 2022 - Percuro Primal Pet Food Ltd

KIB Partners with CHRIST Church Irving’s "516 Students" Youth Group Group Conducts Cleanup and Makes Birdhouses

CHRIST Church Irving’s “516 Students” youth group recently partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) for two service projects. Youth and mentors from the church’s student ministry program collected 80 pounds of trash and recyclables to cleanup a neighborhood near Irving... - March 11, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

New Multi-Sensory Bird Control Technology Disk Efficacy Rate Revealed in Four-Year Univeristy Study

New Multi-Sensory Bird Control Technology Disk Efficacy Rate Revealed in Four-Year Univeristy Study

A four-year university study was released by Bird Barrier America, as a first of its kind scientific study of a new multi-sensory technology disk using an all-natural materials. The study focused on the pigeon, the most common pest bird worldwide and the disk, Optical Gel, proved a one hundred percent efficacy rate of keeping pest birds and their nesting away from buildings and structures for up to 2 years and more. - March 10, 2022 - Bird Barrier America

KIB Partners with Abbott Laboratories for Tree Planting Volunteers Replant Trees Damaged by Winter Storms

If you stroll along O’Connor Road just north of Highway 183, you are sure to notice a welcome greenery addition to the path. On March 2, Abbott Laboratories employees partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the City of Irving Urban Forestry Team to plant 21 trees, a mix of cedar elm,... - March 10, 2022 - Keep Irving Beautiful

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