The Blog
Biking to Work

  Part of my hazing as a new employee of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful was being tasked with the thoroughly delightful job of riding a bicycle. Last week was National Bike to Work Week, and I embraced it fully. Though I had more things on my checklist before work, my mornings felt longer, and I felt more relaxed throughout the day. … Read more

A Brief History of BRAG

by BRAG Resident Kim Mathews about the beginnings of BRAG.  Led by founder and the first president, Jane Lommel, Binford Redevelopment and Growth, Inc. (BRAG) began in April 2005 when hundreds of concerned citizens met to discuss the blight in the area.  June saw the first official BRAG meeting – where residents met to discuss strategy – and by October, … Read more

Great Indy Cleanup 2017: BRAG Neighborhood

by BRAG resident Chris Dossman about how BRAG was selected to be the focus neighborhood for Great Indy Cleanup 2017 I love my city and I especially love my neighborhood.  It saddens me to see all of the trash piling up along our streets, sidewalks and greenspace. Cleaning it up has become my passion (Just call me the Trash Lady). If … Read more

Equity and Inclusion in Placemaking

As an intern at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, there are so many new words to add to my vocabulary that I sometimes feel like I’m back in elementary school! One of these new words is placemaking, something that’s so central to KIB’s mission. This article from Project for Public Spaces, which I ran across in my ongoing quest for knowledge, was … Read more

#OptOutside along Fall Creek Parkway

Age: 3 years Location: Fall Creek Parkway and 23rd Street (across from Ivy Tech) Bio: This beauty was hidden under acres of icky, invasive honeysuckle. Thanks to a clutch team of a couple hundred Eli Lilly Co. employees on their annual, global day of service a 30 acres of landscape was cleared along Fall Creek. In 2013, Lilly employees worked … Read more