Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission unveils new mascot Otto the Otter

Otto the Otter to help educate Arkansas youth about litter LITTLE ROCK (June 17, 2019) – To celebrate National Mascot Day, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) has unveiled their new mascot Otto the Otter to help educate Arkansas youth about the negative impact of litter and the value of […]

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Eco-Friendly Father’s Day

18 Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about what you want to give Dad to tell him how loved and valued he is. Choosing a gift that is eco-friendly is not only thoughtful for Dad, but it […]

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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

The Clinton Presidential Center’s current temporary exhibit, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, is a family-friendly exhibit that features more than 20 giant sea life sculptures – made entirely of trash and debris collected from beaches. This exhibit poignantly illustrates the toll trash takes on our oceans and waterways. […]

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Reduce Waste at Home

9 Simple Ways To Reduce Waste In Your Home Bad habits, begone! Unless you live a zero-waste lifestyle, there is always room for improvement when it comes to taking care of the planet. While the abstract idea of reducing one’s waste can be overwhelming, a great place to start is […]

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Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the special women in your life, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could also celebrate Mother Earth in the process too? This Mother’s Day, why not treat your mother to something special while also remembering Mother Earth? There are many eco-friendly […]

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7 Earth Day Projects

Honor Earth Day With These 7 Art Projects for Kids Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to teach children about caring for our planet and how to live sustainably. Most children are receptive to these concepts and are looking for ways to help. Teaching children to be resourceful by upcycling […]

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Volunteer this Spring!

Volunteer opportunities still available for Great American Cleanup in Arkansas Keep Arkansas Beautiful encourages Arkansans to volunteer during spring cleanup campaign LITTLE ROCK (April 12, 2019) – The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) is encouraging Arkansans to organize or find a local cleanup to volunteer in during the annual Keep […]

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Youth Poster Contest Honorees

Winners announced in statewide youth art competition about litter Annual poster contest promotes clean communities during Great American Cleanup in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK (March 29, 2019) – The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) has chosen six winners and named 12 as honorable mentions in the 2019 Great American Cleanup in […]

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10 Steps to Organizing a Community Garden

The following steps are adapted from the American Community Garden Association’s guidelines for starting a successful community garden in your neighborhood. 1. Organize a Meeting Of Interested People Determine whether a garden is really needed and wanted, what kind it should be (vegetable, flower, both, organic?), whom it will involve […]

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7 Green Living Tips You Can Apply At Home

People are drawn to a green-living lifestyle for several reasons, whether it’s sound environmental practices, cost-savings initiatives, or the opportunity to instill positive values in the younger generation. Fortunately, green living satisfies all of these areas simultaneously, and it offers other benefits, too. Because of the amount of time we […]

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