Spring Gardening for All Ages

Looking for ways to get your children or students to become active outside this spring? Gardening is a great way to teach children ways they can enjoy the outdoors. Check out these gardening basics: Kids Gardening.

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Great American Cleanup Cancelled

A MESSAGE FROM KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL: The Keep America Beautiful Foundation has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Great American Cleanup. “Due to reports from global health services that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) can live on surfaces for an extended period of time, such as up to 24 hours on cardboard […]

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2020 Great American Cleanup Extended Through June 30, 2020.

Based on recent updates on Coronavirus (Covid 19) from President Trump and Governor Hutchinson, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission encourages Spring Cleanup coordinators to assess their upcoming cleanup events for the health and safety of potential volunteers and determine if the event should be rescheduled for a later date.  We […]

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Call for entries: Keep Arkansas Beautiful launches spring poster contest

Elementary teachers encouraged to enter classrooms in statewide contest The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) has opened entry submission for their annual Great American Cleanup in Arkansas Youth Poster Contest. Elementary teachers for grades kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to enter at least one poster from their classroom that […]

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National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

The cooler winter weather gives many of us a much-appreciated break from the summer heat, but this is not the case for your HVAC system. Cold weather means our heaters are running –  sometimes constantly –  to give us relief from the coldest winter days. You might have noticed that […]

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Keep Arkansas Beautiful sees growth in volunteers and litter removal in 2019

Arkansans remove over 120,000 pounds more litter over previous year In 2019, sixty-nine counties’ livability was improved by the removal of more than 330,000 pounds of litter by 14,000 Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB) volunteers over KAB’s two cleanup seasons. Last year, KAB promoted Keep America Beautiful’s annual spring campaign, the […]

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Straw or No Straw

How does plastic impact the environment? Plastic can be used to save wildlife, but it can also be extremely dangerous, especially when we over-produce, over-use, and over-consume and then fail to reuse, recycle, and/or dispose of it properly. Most plastics are not biodegradable and cannot be broken down naturally by […]

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Otto Visits Stewart Elementary in Forrest City

Otto the Otter and the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission are proud to announce the winners of the Great Arkansas Cleanup Youth Poster Contest out of Stewart Elementary. Congratulations Jadyn Echols, Katelyn Hendrix and Brandi Mathis! Their posters artfully captured the spirit of Keep Arkansas Beautiful. Otto and his crew had […]

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