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Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) was recently recognized by the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) North Texas Chapter with Honorable Mention in the “Outstanding Environmental Public Education and Outreach Program” category.  KIB board members and staff attended the awards luncheon, which was held at the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie on Aug. 15. Keynote speaker for the event, Nick Alford, Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport zero waste manager, gave a presentation on the facility’s recycling challenges and successes.

A total of 11 awards were given in categories such as Outstanding Recycling Special Event, Volunteer of the Year and Distinguished Greenscape Project. KIB was cited for the organization’s efforts in supporting STAR’s mission to advance recycling through partnerships, collaboration, education and media outreach, as well as its innovative and unique program elements.  

“It’s an honor for KIB to be recognized for its accomplishments; however, it is the people who support and donate their time to the organization that make the events possible,” said KIB board member William McCary. “KIB volunteers, sponsors and partners are vital to the organization’s success and outreach. KIB appreciates everything they contribute. The organization also would like to thank STAR North Texas for all it does to promote recycling, and for recognizing KIB and the other honorees.”

Keep Irving Beautiful is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of the city. As an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep Irving Beautiful reaches out to all sectors of the community, including government, businesses, churches, as well as cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations. For more information on volunteering with KIB or making an activity a “green event,” visit or call (972) 721-2175.

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