April 5 – Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off
April 25th – Arbor Day Planting
September 15 – Planting Day-Native Plants
October 31 – Keep Texas Beautiful Statewide Cleanup
November 15 – Electronics Recycling Day
Don't Mess with Texas Elementary School Art Contest
We invite kindergarten through 5th grade students from across Texas to submit their best litter prevention design to be considered for the 2015 Don't mess with Texas Calendar. Students who create the top 12 winning designs will have their artwork featured on one month of the 2015 Calendar and showcased on the Don't mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites. Each winner will also receive an ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 Tablet donated by H-E-B and Central Market. One design, chosen from the 12 winners, will be featured on the calendar cover. Teachers representing students who create the top 12 designs will win a $100 H-E-B and Central Market gift card!
Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship 2014
Attention 2014 High School Seniors Start on your essays now! Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship Contest. Begin by reviewing the essay and application guidelines. Sponsored by Forestar and in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken leadership roles to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities and build awareness of the Don’t mess with Texas initiative. Any high school senior planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university next year and currently attending public, private, or home school may apply. One $3,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this spring to students planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited university or college in Texas. Applications deadline for online submission or postmarked by April 4, 2014, Midnight (CST). Both digital and mailed applications will be accepted, and will be judged based on student essays detailing creative solutions to litter problems.
Tired of looking at the growing piles of litter in public areas in our communities? We can do something about it! Calling all Texans to turn out on April 5th (9am-12pm) and join in the statewide initiative to remove litter and debris from our parks and roadways. Participants receive trash bags, volunteer giveaways, promotional items, and more to assist in facilitating our cleanup efforts. Don't mess with Texas is a Texas Department of Transportation initiative that began in 1985 to keep trash off Texas Highways. Since litter begets litter, people are inclined to add to existing piles. Turn out to help bag it up and see what a difference a day can make!