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Create an Outdoor Classroom at Your School Through KIB’s GreenKids Program

Did you know the average American child spends 7.5 hours per day in front of a screen? That’s over 2,737 hours (yikes!) a year that kids spend indoors with their eyes are glued to televisions, computers, tablets and smart phones. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful hopes to counter this growing epidemic through our GreenKids Program—a multi-year partnership where KIB will help schools … Read more

Kennedy King Great Indy Cleanup

by Clarissa Hendershot-Thomas Clarissa Hendershot-Thomas is Chair of the Neighborhood Cleanup committee for the Kennedy King Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. She is excited for neighbors, volunteers, and KIB to make Kennedy King the focus neighborhood of the the 2017 Great Indy Cleanup. In years past, the clean-up efforts for the Kennedy King Neighborhood have relied on a steady group of residents … Read more

2017 October Great Indy Cleanup Focus Neighborhood: Kennedy King

by Clarissa Hendershot-Thomas Clarissa Hendershot-Thomas is Chair of the Neighborhood Cleanup committee for the Kennedy King Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. She is excited for neighbors, volunteers, and KIB to focus on the Kennedy King neighborhood during the fall 2017 Great Indy Cleanup.   Kennedy King is a well-loved community that has stood the test of time and continues today to look for ways … Read more

Seven Secrets to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s Success

I’m on a Southwest Flight to Washington D.C. today. Ever notice their logo? A heart is at the center. As I prepared to speak to a conference of 1,000 millennials about social entrepreneurship and the urban environment, I built a list of ten or twelve top of mind reasons that have been “secrets” to KIB’s growth and long-term success. When … Read more

Chinquapin Oak Park

In 2012, 296 years after it was planted, Chris Hartley noticed a tree. Hartley, then president of the Springdale Neighborhood Association, discovered that this neighborhood giant was on a lot slated for demolition. Working with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., Hartley was able to protect the Chinquapin Oak as the city moved forward with clearing the lot. Four years later, in … Read more