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Environmental Sustainability. We hear it all the time now. The Oscars are carbon free. Recycling boxes are as prevalent as trash boxes. Colleges have entire programs dedicated to teaching sustainability. Architects and builders now strive to be innovative and cutting edge to meet LEED standards in the new construction and rehabilitation to promote environmental awareness. City’s are working hard to … Read more

RUN(317) through Fountain Square Thursday Evening, October 23rd

RUN(317) through Fountain Square Thursday Evening, October 23rd Inaugural 3.17 mile race celebrates everything 317 and benefits Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. Indianapolis, IN (August 26, 2014) On Thursday evening, October 23rd, participants will take to the streets of Fountain Square to run 3.17 miles in celebration of everything (317)! The race kicks off at 6:00pm in front of Keep Indianapolis … Read more

Volunteers For The Win!

Community involvement can make a huge difference to public places. Who likes to be in a place that is full of trash? It all starts with one person to make a difference in our community. Whether it is picking up a piece of trash found in a park or alongside a road – everything makes a difference. Volunteers can greatly … Read more

Watering Alert: Week of August 13, 2014

NORMAL: Marion County received less than the recommended 1-inch of rainfall but everything is normal! Indianapolis received rainfall in small quantities over the past week leading to less than 1-inch, or 15 gallons, of rainfall accumulation. Since your trees are still thirsty, we recommend watering this week! Keep your trees happy and healthy by watering your young trees every week … Read more

Community Tree Watering is More Effective Done Together

If you have ever been responsible for watering a plant you know that it is easy to forget. When they are in need of water they don’t whine or bark, they just begin to quietly wilt. Based on research conducted by Sarah Mincey and Jessica Vogt at Indiana University’s Bloomington Urban Forestry Research Group (BUFRG) at the Center for the … Read more