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Field of Flags, Tree Flags That Is

If you drive past the Shadeland and English interchange, you will notice hundreds of tiny white flags flapping in the breeze. If you look closer, you will see each one is labeled with the name of a tree species. It is a sign of the immense impact volunteers will have on Thursday, September 29 for the Lilly Global Day of Service. … Read more

The Black Market of Nectar Robbing

Nectar robbing is the practice of an organism piercing or biting though the corolla (petal) of a flower and directly gathering nectar rather than entering the flower through the natural opening.  This result is a quicker drink of nectar and also typically bypasses the pollination process as nectar robbing causes the animal to avoid the reproductive parts of the flower.   … Read more

Dust Off That 70’s Chic Vibe for Thrive

The 1970s were the decade of rock ‘n’ roll, platform shoes, Charlie’s Angels, the Electric Slide, disco balls … and the ground-breaking, litter-abating Indianapolis Clean City Committee — Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s name when we were founded 40 years ago in 1976. In case you haven’t heard, we’re celebrating 40 years of keeping Indianapolis clean, green, and beautiful with a boogie-down, … Read more

KIB’s first city-wide Pollinator Count Week provides baseline insight of Indianapolis’ pollinator health

INDIANAPOLIS – (August 31, 2016) Citizen scientists across the Indianapolis area answered Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.’s (KIB) call to join up in the first citywide Pollinator Count Week to measure the health of pollinators and greenspaces. The weeklong, crowdsourced data collection project aimed to engage residents in the important work of gathering information to help guide conservation and restoration efforts, … Read more

KIB Youth Tree Team Members selected for 2016 Excellence in Summer Service Education Award

INDIANAPOLIS – (August 25, 2016) Five members of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s (KIB) Youth Tree Team (YTT) have been selected to receive the 2016 Excellence in Summer Service Education Award by the Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc (MCCOY). Youth leaders Aaliyah Coe, Daija Hughley, Kiara Jones, Maurice Reeves, and Ring Te are among the 22 youth recognized by MCCOY for … Read more