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Local Faith Leaders Gather for Tree Planting

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: November 28, 2023
Categories: Community Forestry, Engaged Citizens, KIB in the News, News & Features, Partners, Trees and Native Habitats, Volunteers

For the last decade, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been touted as Giving Tuesday, a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. But for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, it’s Giving Treesday. On Tuesday, November 28, we partnered with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation to host “Giving Treesday” […]

Good Attracts Good: Study shows KIB’s AES Project GreenSpace sites reduce gun violence

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: September 26, 2023
Categories: AES Indiana Project Greenspace, News & Features, Partners

This morning marked a significant moment in our journey at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), as we proudly unveiled the promising results of a year-long study of our AES Indianapolis Project GreenSpace program. Together with Mayor Joe Hogsett and other community members, we gathered at our Shelton Heights GreenSpace to announce the exciting findings of the […]

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 […]

Mayor Joe Hogsett plants Indy’s 30,000th tree, marking major milestone in city’s increasing sustainability and resilience goals

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: March 16, 2023
Categories: Community Forestry, News & Features, Partners

Mayor Joe Hogsett, the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability and local nonprofit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) gathered today to plant the 30,000th new tree in Indianapolis, celebrating the completion of a critical goal in Thrive Indianapolis as well as Indy’s 35 th official Tree City USA designation. Photos from the event are included below. The 30,000 trees included […]

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful named Affiliate of the Month by Keep America Beautiful

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: February 6, 2023
Categories: News & Features, Partners

Keep America Beautiful® is proud to announce our next Affiliate of the Month. In this KAB initiative, we feature the great work being done in our network of 700 certified affiliates. Our Affiliate of the Month for January 2023 is Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is being recognized for the Innovation Awards they received […]

KIB is addressing lead contamination, and you can, too

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: November 14, 2022
Categories: Education, Engaged Citizens, News & Features

Toxic lead contamination is a scary topic that sometimes creeps into our news headlines, like it did with the crisis in Flint, Michigan, in 2014. Lead exposure can affect all of us, especially children, throughout the year, and high levels of exposure can be incredibly damaging to our health.  The good news is that there […]

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful selects three Indy neighborhoods for investment and revitalization through AES Indiana Project Greenspace

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: September 20, 2022
Categories: AES Indiana Project Greenspace, News & Features

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) announced today three new community greenspace projects for 2023, awarded as part of the organization’s AES Indiana Project GreenSpace program. This competitive process reviews applications from community groups looking to transform vacant lots into thriving neighborhood gathering places. There are nearly 60 of these greenspaces across Indianapolis, connecting people to nature, creating […]

Lilly Endowment, Inc. funds KIB to tackle litter

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: July 6, 2022
Categories: Clean Neighborhoods, News & Features, Partners

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) a $3.78 million grant to mobilize efforts to clean up litter along several busy streets and waterways in Indianapolis, furthering KIB’s mission to create and maintain vibrant public places where people and nature thrive. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) has been tackling litter in our city with […]

As climate change makes Indianapolis hotter, some communities will suffer more than others

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: August 31, 2021
Categories: News & Features

The record-breaking heat this summer has produced higher air conditioning bills, greater energy usage, increased air pollution and more greenhouse gas emissions here in Indiana and across the country. The rising heat, brought on by climate change, is also putting Hoosiers at greater risk of heat-related health complications. But not everyone has the same risk. Not surprisingly, the […]

Gratitude in Chaos

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: March 30, 2020
Categories: News & Features

A NOTE FROM KIB’S PRESIDENT: These are strange times, and while I, like all of us, have been consuming way too much frightening news about the coronavirus, I also find myself contemplating things for which I am grateful. An important, and truly life-altering book I read last year was “Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey,” […]