America Recycles Day!
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
Mark your calendars! Keep CyFair Beautiful will be celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15th! We hope to see you there!
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 11th 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. The Trash-Off, which is a partnership between the DOT and Keep Texas Beautiful, is organized locally by Anna Harrison, Amanda Mims and Judy Bodnar, Realtors on the Bodnar Team at the Better Homes and Gardens/Gary Greene Real Estate office on Barker Cypress Road. The Bodnar Team encourages participation and says, "We are proud to carry out this community service and carry on with the Don't mess with Texas tradition because the presence of litter in a community takes a toll on quality of life, property values and housing prices." 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!
April 11 – Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off
April 24th – Arbor Day Planting
September 12 – National Planting Day-Native Plants
November 15 – America Recycles Day
Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship 2015
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, 2015, Midnight (CST). Both digital and mailed applications will be accepted, and will be judged based on student essays detailing creative solutions to litter problems.