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Keep Irving Beautiful Earns Prestigious State Award For Environmental Efforts

Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) has clinched the coveted 2024 Governor’s Texas Environmental Excellence Award for Education, as announced by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The accolade, a testament to the city's commitment to environmental stewardship, will be presented at the TCEQ annual awards banquet in Austin this May.

KIB, known for its tireless efforts in maintaining the city's cleanliness and promoting environmental awareness, operates with the support of dedicated staff, board members, and volunteers. The organization conducts a range of educational initiatives and community activities aimed at preserving the city's natural beauty and health, including:

  • Engaging educational programs tailored for both children and adults, conducted in local schools, daycare centers, parks, and recreation centers.
  • Collaborative tree planting initiatives alongside the Irving Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry Team.
  • Biannual citywide clean-up campaigns during the spring and fall seasons.
  • Joint clean-up, maintenance, and repair events held in partnership with Irving's corporate entities.

Each of KIB's activities includes an educational component: understanding the importance of the event, keeping litter out of the waterways and the basics of recycling. In 2023, KIB posted impressive stats:

  • Worked with 8,049 volunteers who contributed 10,848 volunteer hours
  • Collected 24,476 pounds of trash
  • Collected 7,909 pounds of recycling
  • Planted 38 trees


Be part of solution. KIB will host its annual Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off on April 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity View Park, 2298 E. Sixth Street. Registration is open through March 29. To learn more and register, visit

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