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Celebrating a year of impact

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: December 27, 2023
Categories: Adopt-A-Block, Clean Neighborhoods, Engaged Citizens, Great Indy Cleanup, KIB Ambassadors, Trees and Native Habitats, Uncategorized, Urban Naturalists, Volunteers

We’ve been making our city cleaner, greener, and friendlier since 1976. With the support of our volunteers, advocates and partners, we continue to accomplish extraordinary things together. This year was no exception! Just like ecosystems in nature, communities that are connected and support one another become stronger and more resilient. None of our work would […]

Protecting our waterways together

Posted by: Benjamin Shine
Posted: November 8, 2023
Categories: Busy Roads and Waterways, Clean Neighborhoods, Education, Engaged Citizens, Partners, Volunteers

Indianapolis is a city where collaboration thrives. And our waterways are no exception! In October, we teamed up with Frank’s Paddlesports Livery and Friends of the White River for a water cleanup to help protect and preserve Wallet Island and Butterfly Island. During this guided cleanup, volunteers made a meaningful contribution to the health and […]

Bin Your Butts goes mobile

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: October 23, 2023
Categories: Adopt-A-Block, Clean Neighborhoods, Education, Engaged Citizens, Great Indy Cleanup, Partners

Allow me to the set the scene: a friend of mine was standing in her kitchen, carefully removing a staple from her tea bag, so that she could compost it. She considered herself an A+ composter and was happy to be doing her part to live more sustainably. The television was on, and as she […]

Illegal dumping is a problem in Indianapolis. Here’s how you can help.

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: July 10, 2023
Categories: Adopt-A-Block, Clean Neighborhoods, Engaged Citizens, Great Indy Cleanup, KIB in the News

Summer Keown, KIB’s director of clean neighborhoods, was recently featured in the IndyStar to discuss Illegal dumping and what you can do about it. From reporting issues to the Mayor’s Action Center to organizing a Great Indy Cleanup, we’ve got you covered. Read the full story here.

Community Love Fest Clean-Up occurs hours after carjacking in same area

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: June 12, 2023
Categories: Community Forestry, Great Indy Cleanup, KIB in the News

Vests were on and buckets were in hand for day one of Community Love Fest.  Love Fest is a grassroots effort to drive out hate with love across the city. It kicked off with the “Great Indy Clean-Up” along East 34th St. and Keystone Avenue.  See the full story from FOX 59 below.

Keeping Midtown Clean: Lilly Endowment Grant Funds Workforce Development

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: April 26, 2023
Categories: Busy Roads and Waterways, KIB in the News

Thanks to a $3.78 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) is working with partners to clean up litter along several busy streets and waterways in Indianapolis through 2025. Local partners include the City, Keys2Work, the White River Alliance, and Friends of the White River. Keys2Work is a nonprofit that works with […]

Volunteers step up to clean up waste on Earth Day

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: April 25, 2023
Categories: Great Indy Cleanup, KIB in the News, Volunteers

Earth Day is a time for people across the globe to come together to show support for protecting our planet and the environment. In Indiana, communities across the state participated in clean-up events as part of Earth Day celebrations. One of those events happened in a local neighborhood on the northwest side of Indianapolis. Keep […]

Litter is getting cleaned up along 20 of Indy’s busiest roads

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: April 12, 2023
Categories: Busy Roads and Waterways, KIB in the News

Litter is getting cleaned up along some of the busiest roads across Indianapolis by a group known as “The Clean Team.” “So we’ve been deploying people where it’s most needed,” Jeremy Kranowitz, President & CEO of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful said. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has identified 20 busy roads that have a lot of litter using […]

Volunteerism in Indianapolis

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: April 4, 2023
Categories: AES Indiana Project Greenspace, Clean Neighborhoods, Education, Engaged Citizens, News & Features, Trees and Native Habitats, Volunteers

At Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, we rely on thousands of Hoosiers every year who help us co-create a city that is cleaner, greener, healthier, and safer.  Last year, everyday citizens happily donated 16,660 hours to help us plant trees, create new greenspaces, and remove litter from our streets. When one of us lends a hand, it […]

Lilly Day of Service brings out hundreds of employees to help clean up, brighten Indianapolis community.

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: September 23, 2022
Categories: Clean Neighborhoods, Custom Day of Service, KIB in the News, Partners

There will be different sites around Indianapolis where 950 Lilly employees will be doing 19 different projects to help spiff up parts of the town on Thursday as part of the Lilly Global Day of Service. View the video here: https://www.wishtv.com/lifestylelive/lilly-day-of-service-brings-out-hundred-of-employees-to-help-cleanup-brighten-indianapolis-community/