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Verizon Foundation Awards Keep Indianapolis Beautiful $10,000 for Educational Tree Plantings

INDIANAPOLIS – (November 6, 2013) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) received a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to assist with community tree plantings at two Indianapolis Public Schools, Crispus Attucks and Ben Davis University High School. Both Schools are part of KIB Clubs, KIB’s youth and education initiatives to incorporate placemeking and environmental education into Indianapolis schools.

Additionally, the KIB Clubs program impacts two of the Verizon Foundation’s focus areas, sustainability and education. Verizon will also fund a model energy conservation project at both schools; where youth will study the benefits of trees to the environment, using online calculators to model how much energy the school will save with the newly planted trees on their campus.

Later this week, Verizon employees will join KIB Clubs students from Ben Davis University High School to plant trees on the Ben Davis campus. The plantings will take place Friday, November, 8; from 9AM to noon.
The KIB Clubs Program is made possible by the support of various sponsors, including the City of Indianapolis, Lilly Endowment, and the Arthur Jordan Foundation. For more information on KIB Clubs, please visit www.kibi.org/kib_clubs.

About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. In 2012, KIB worked with more than 30,000 volunteers on over 600 community projects. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.