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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is a nonprofit with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Annually, we work with about 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects, such as tree plantings, litter cleanups, greenspace creation, mural painting, and habitat restoration.

Our staff is happy provide information and interviews about the work we do in our community. Please reach out to Ashley Haynes, Director of Marketing, at ahaynes@kibi.org or 317.264.7555 x121.

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Tackling Indianapolis' Wastefulness

Indianapolis has been labeled as the most wasteful city in the United States, according to an article from RTV6. City environmental organizations, such as the Indiana Recycling Coalition and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, have established initiatives to offer ways for people to keep clean and live more sustainably.

Volunteers seek to clear White River banks in Hamilton County of invasive plants


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A $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation is helping fund the effort, which is part of broader programs to reduce invasive species in Hamilton County and restore the White River so it can be used by residents. In place of the unwanted plants, the city will likely plant Sycamore trees and other native vegetation.

This scavenger hunt will lead you to stories you might not know about Indianapolis


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Starting in 1950, a group of Black families built a neighborhood just off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Veterans had returned to Indianapolis after the war, and a self-help housing program organized a way for families to afford dwellings that would build wealth in the Black community.

Civic leaders and board members spruce-up downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis leaders were hard at work Friday for a downtown revitalization project. Participants included board members from groups like Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Indy Chamber and Visit Indy as well as companies like Cummins and Salesforce. They worked on cleaning, weeding, painting and landscaping projects.

KIB campaign installs more than 100 art installations in areas devoid of art


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KIB is calling the campaign Art & Seek, which is a play off the popular children’s game hide-and-seek. It’s a COVID-friendly, self-guided tour through the new installations. You can find a map to the locations through a free phone app called Otocast. Within the app, you can get directions, and hear from the artists on what inspired them. It promotes people to seek the art, hence the name.

KIB President & CEO on "Indy's Trusted Servant"

In this episode of the Indy’s Trusted Servant Show, host Danny O’Malia speaks with Jeremy Kranowitz with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

Volunteering with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful COVID-19 Health & Safety Procedures

Several new steps are being taken to ensure the safety of our volunteers and staff. Please read this article before coming to a KIB project.

KEEP INDIANAPOLIS BEAUTIFUL UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

KIB's statement regarding COVID-19.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful CEO learns about communities by living in different neighborhoods each week

FOX59 News interviews KIB's new President and CEO, Jeremy Kranowitz, about Operation My Indy, Kranowitz's strategy to learn about all parts of Indianapolis. Krantowitz came to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful from Connecticut. Rather than immediately find a home in the city, he stayed in a different neighborhood for 15 weeks to better know his new home.

Climate change a top concern in 2020 for Indianapolis City-County Councilors

Matt McKinney reports on the City-County Council's early focus on addressing climate change in 2020.

Op-ed: Improving White River's Water Quality Requires Everyone's Efforts

Clean water is critical for everything we grow, eat, cook, wash and manufacture—it really is our most valuable resource.

KIB and Indy Renew Partnership

Jill Sheridan reports on KIB's renewed partnership with the City of Indianapolis.

KIB Announces 2020 IPL Project GreenSpaces

IPL Project GreenSpace Projects Selected for Transformation in 2020 with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Neighborhood diversity, building community, and addressing need underscore upcoming greenspace

The Importance of Urban Trees

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's Director of Eduction, Heather Maurer, discusses the importance of urban forestry with other experts on WFYI's show "All In"

Lime Partners with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to Support Revitalization and Community Engagement in Indianapolis

Lime users will be able to round up ride costs to support Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's work maintaining a vibrant and inviting city.

INDIANA FEVER JOINS KEEP INDIANAPOLIS BEAUTIFUL

The Indiana Fever will team with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), an environmental and community nonprofit, to plant 20 trees to help beautify Indianapolis and celebrate its contribution to the city through its first 20 seasons in the WNBA.

Roche Employees to Take Part in Ninth Annual Day of Service

Roche Employees Will Take Part in Ninth Annual Day of Service This Friday by Planting 150 Trees with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) in Broad Ripple-area Storm water Basin and Park Beautification.

KIB's Great Indy Cleanup in Christian Park

My Christian Park Neighborhood to “Spring Clean” with the Help of Over 550 Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Volunteers this Saturday.

IUPUI to plant 50 trees on campus with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

IUPUI to plant 50 trees on campus with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary and Arbor Day.

KIB Participates in City Nature Challenge 2019

INDIANAPOLIS COMPETES WITH CITIES AROUND THE WORLD TO COLLECT THE MOST WILDLIFE OBSERVATIONS DURING 2019 CITY NATURE CHALLENGE

NextGear Capital employees to volunteer with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful in second annual Day of Service

NextGear Capital employees to volunteer with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful in second annual Day of Service 

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful kicks off the Great Indy Cleanup with 4 weekends of community involvement

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) and City partner with thousands of Indy residents to pick up litter and beautify communities.

KIB Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) has received a grant of $674,520 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation initiative. KIB is one of 18 organizations receiving grants through this competitive initiative.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Announces Interim President

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Former board and staff member, Chris Duncan, to serve as organization's leader during national search

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful president steps down

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INDIANAPOLIS – (November 16, 2018) David Forsell, long-time president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.  (KIB), has announced his upcoming resignation from his position. The board of directors will name an interim president in the near timeframe, and Forsell will serve in an advisory capacity to the board through the end of the year. KIB will conduct a national search for a new president.