Our mission is to raise awareness and engage citizens of the CyFair
community in environmental programs and events in collaboration with
Keep Texas Beautiful and our area sponsors. We focus our efforts in four
major areas; environmental education, beautification, recycling, and
litter prevention. Our vision is an environmentally aware and involved
Keep Texas Beautiful
Keep Texas Beautiful history dates back to 1967, when Texas was preparing for
the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio. More than 16 million tourists were expected
to descend upon the state. A variety of representatives from diverse entities,
including the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, decided
that Texas cities and highways needed a “face lift” so visitors would see a clean,
beautiful state. To accomplish this goal, the group created a non-profit educational
corporation, supported totally by membership dues, known as the Beautify Texas Council.
Realizing the importance of their accomplishments via local volunteers and their love of their communities, the Beautify Texas Council continued to support communities in their beautification efforts even after HemisFair. By 1968, the Council had supplied almost every Texas town with information on how to improve their city’s appearance. In response to enthusiastic efforts from dedicated volunteers across the state, the Council eventually increased its focus to highway beautification, environmental education and public awareness, procurement and distribution of funding and support to local volunteers, and creating and maintaining valuable relationships with state officials and agencies. In 1985, the Beautify Texas Council officially became Keep Texas Beautiful, Inc. (KTB) and a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB). Since that time, KTB has won top honors as an outstanding KAB state affiliate and has grown by creating an extensive affiliate program. Keep Texas Beautiful now has the largest environmental and community improvement network in the state.
Engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment.
People and places are profoundly connected
*Thriving communities are rooted in individual responsibility and action
*Lasting change happens when people work together
Long before being "green" was fashionable, Keep America Beautiful formed in 1953 when a group of corporate and civic leaders met in New York City to discuss a revolutionary idea — bringing the public and private sectors together to develop and promote a national cleanliness ethic. Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations including state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers to take action in their communities through programs that deliver sustainable impact. Keep America Beautiful offers solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. We work to build and sustain vibrant communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound (www.kab.org).
Learn more about Keep America Beautiful by clicking here.