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Bridging Cities and Nature as an Urban Naturalist

Posted by: Benjamin Shine
Posted: January 29, 2024
Categories: AES Indiana Project Greenspace, Community Forestry, Education, Engaged Citizens, Habitat Restoration, Trees and Native Habitats, Uncategorized, Urban Naturalists

Sydney Geckler is currently pursuing her fifth (and final!) year of Urban Planning at the University of Cincinnati. Over the last five years, her journey has been filled with growth, exploration, and passion… a lot of which stemmed from the Urban Naturalist program! As an alum, she was able to not only expand her knowledge […]

Branching Out: From YTT Leader to Environmental Trailblazer

Posted by: Benjamin Shine
Posted: January 23, 2024
Categories: Community Forestry, Engaged Citizens, Habitat Restoration, Trees and Native Habitats, Uncategorized, Youth Tree Team

Meet Ann Young, a passionate Indy resident with a unique blend of interests in conservation biology, ecology, and art history. Originally from Texas, Ann moved to Indiana almost three years ago. Her biology degree was one of the many things that made her interested in applying for the Youth Tree Team (YTT) program. From gaining […]

KIB’s research earns national attention

Posted by: Benjamin Shine
Posted: January 9, 2024
Categories: Uncategorized

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has been making our city cleaner, greener, and friendlier since 1976. And now, we know our work is helping to make Indianapolis safer too! A study by the University of Michigan School of Public Health discovered a 12% reduction in gun violence within a half-mile radius of KIB GreenSpaces. This is big […]

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 […]

Tree Work at KIB

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: February 17, 2022
Categories: Uncategorized

Tree Work at KIB HQ

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
Posted: January 7, 2022
Categories: Uncategorized

If you are passing by our headquarters near Fountain Square this week, you may notice some of our KIB staff removing some trees on our property. As much as we love trees, we also firmly believe in “right tree, right place” and these trees we are removing are Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumilla) and they are […]

Happy New Year

Posted by: Jeremy Kranowitz
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Categories: Uncategorized

Happy New Year! My family likes to end each year by discussing what we are grateful for and by making resolutions for the year ahead. My mother likes to save these resolutions and read them back to us so we can hear how well we did (or didn’t do). As a child, my resolution usually […]

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL: VISION FOR AMERICA 2021

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: December 10, 2021
Categories: Uncategorized

Since 1986, the Keep America Beautiful® Vision for America awards have recognized companies and individuals who lead and drive actionable change toward renewable transformation. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Community” and launches our visionary 5-year plan to host the largest community celebration in America. We want you to get to know about Keep America Beautiful […]

THOUSANDS OF NEW CITY TREES TO GO WHERE DATA SHOWS THEY’RE NEEDED MOST

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: September 30, 2021
Categories: Uncategorized

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SHELTON HEIGHTS NEIGHBORS TURN A SPACE ONCE OCCUPIED BY MOBILE HOME PARK INTO A COMMUNITY PARK

Posted by: Derek Glass
Posted: September 28, 2021
Categories: Uncategorized

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