The Blog
What will your verse be…

If spring is birth and summer life, autumn rounds out to be a time of reflection and as we pass Thanksgiving and into the winter of this year, we look back upon our experiences of the past year and reminisce, learn and grow. This year, my family and I took the proverbial Great Out West Road Trip. Great Sand Dunes, … Read more

Artists (People) Thriving!

When you consider KIB’s mission (creating vibrant places that help people and nature thrive) all sorts of images may come to your mind… our Youth Tree Team, 80-strong busy planting and tending trees… neighbors realizing their dreams of a new community pocket park… But how about artists having meaningful work, and creating lush and imaginative places that had previously been … Read more

Thankful for our committee volunteers!

KIB has always survived based on (super amazing) volunteers. We could not do the work we do without the help of thousands of volunteers each year. These volunteers come out on a Saturday to pick up trash, plant trees or improve a Greenspace. Or these volunteer work on their own schedule to clean up their block. The work of KIB’s … Read more

Participate in #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014 with KIB!

Support Indianapolis on #GivingTuesday, a day focused on making meaningful gifts to nonprofits, like Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Between now and December 2, we have set a goal to raise $5,000 for our grassroots Adopt-A-Block program. Adopt-A-Block kits are used by volunteers to engage neighbors, reduce litter, combat graffiti, tackle high weeds and grass, and build community at the smallest city unit—the … Read more

#PCF2014 or Bust!

Last week, KIB was fortunate enough to take part, and present, at the Alliance for Community Trees Conference, as well as the Partners in Community Forestry conference. Both held back to back this year in Charlotte, North Carolina. This was my first time in the capital of North Carolina and was struck by its beauty. Charlotte made me hopeful that … Read more