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Using the Little BIG Award

I adopted my 200 S. Butler Ave. and formed a small group that was able to distribute giveaway plants for individual use, and create a curb planting at the Butler Rock corner of University and S. Butler, as well as bring folks out for Spring and Fall block cleaning. I had also stepped up care and maintenance of the grassy … Read more

Art and Placemaking in KIB’s Greenspaces

Creating beautiful spaces benefits everyone.  But when you can include artwork into your placemaking efforts, it can take your location above and beyond, helping to create a space that is completely original. That is what we are doing with our Ransom Place Pocket Park and have done our Nature Playscape on the near west side.  We’ve been able to incorporate unique … Read more

Helen Keller’s 200-Year-Old Oak Tree Takes Final Breath

It’s the sad end of an era. According to Reuters, workers cut down Helen Keller’s 200-year-old oak tree on September 22, located at her childhood home in Tuscumbia, Alabama.  Many biographies include a story about a young Keller being rescued from the oak during a thunderstorm by her teacher Annie Sullivan. The tree was already doing badly when a tornado … Read more

Art in Real Life

Local artist, Josiah Cazares, captured the feel and festivity of Thrive 2015! The best block party in Indy supports Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and our partners. The evening showcased KIB’s LEED Gold Certified building and the efforts shared by all to create vibrant spaces and help people and nature thrive. Take this piece of art and history home today by bidding … Read more

Nearly 200 EY professionals working with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to help beautify Indy this Friday

INDIANAPOLIS – (September 23, 2015) This Friday, September 25, more than 180 professionals in Ernst & Young LLP’s (EY) Indianapolis office will donate more than 600 volunteer hours at various community projects throughout Indianapolis. Through the firm’s annual EY Connect Day, employees will team together to give back and make a positive impact across Indianapolis, with the help of Keep … Read more