Welcome to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s news and info center. You’ll find press releases and news related to keeping Indianapolis the cleanest, greenest, and most beautiful it can be!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.264.7555 x121.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful joins in the call around our nation for an end to the violence and racism directed at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. These senseless acts of hate that plague our country must stop. We stand in solidarity with our friends and neighbors in the AAPI community and everyone who has been affected by racial discrimination. As a community-focused environmental organization, we remain committed to bringing positive change and promoting greater equality and inclusiveness throughout all of our communities. Join us by visiting StopAAPIHate.org for more information and resources.
- Masks required all the time
- Gloves strongly recommended
- Volunteers can bring their own from home
- 25 volunteers per project leader
- Separate meeting locations, tools, water, and hand sanitizer
- Hand sanitizer everywhere
- Sanitizing wipes available
- Tools set out in kits before the project
- Tools sprayed with sanitizer after each project
- Encourage volunteering with a household member
- Especially at Community Forestry projects!
- Encourage check-ins on volunteers’ personal cell phones
- Social distancing as much as is feasible (little longer than a shovel between people)
- Stay home if sick or if contact was made with someone who is ill
- No onsite health screening or temperature check due to unreliability
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
IPL Project GreenSpace Projects Selected for Transformation in 2020 with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Neighborhood diversity, building community, and addressing need underscore upcoming greenspace
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.
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 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.