Help Keep Waco Beautiful every time you shop on Amazon!!!  Anytime you make a purchase, Amazon will donate .05% of your total purchase to Keep Waco Beautiful!!!


 Reduce Your Water Footprint by Wheels For Wishes


Winners at Crestview Elementary

Students from Crestview Elementary won the Cans For Campuses Recycling Challenge. They received a check and halftime presentation at the Baylor Men's basketball game January 21st.  Congratulations and great job!


 


The City of Waco WCCC-10 has just released the 30 second PSA on my favorite topics, litter and stormwater protection.   http://youtu.be/-StNFYw2iPc


 


215 University Parks Dr. Waco, TX 19701                (254) 300-4448


Project Greenway

Have you heard of Project Greenway? It's a fashion show, kind of. The concept is simple. Make stylish fashion out of reused garments and renewable resources while introducing new and upcoming Uproar musicians under one roof. Designers and fashion students create clothes and handbags with fun and creative mediums such as newspapers and garbage bags, and the results are judged by a panel of Baylor students and members of the Waco community. The program allows students and volunteers to organize into teams and create an original style design for the show. A focus of the event will also be on the live performances from Uproar Records’ musicians. Also, Common Grounds will be introducing their new Spring Chai Latte. $1 of the price of each cup will go to Keep Waco Beautiful all Spring long.
 



Adopt-A-Spot Program
 
Keep Waco Beautiful's Adopt-A-Spot program provides local businesses, civic organizations. church groups, families and other groups the opportunity to make an impact on the cleanliness and appearance of our community. By accepting the responsibility of your adopted "spot", and cleaning it 4 times per year, your group not only increases community awareness of litter issues and the impact of beautification efforts, but also publicly demonstrates a positive environmental practices, local pride and community ownership. Each adopted spot will be marked with an attractive metal sign with your group's name on it.

Adopt-A-Spot/Street/Park is a voluntary program to involve citizens in maintaining and beautifying Waco. Anyone may participate by pledging to maintain a "spot" for one year or longer. Any "spot" (with the exception of medians) within the city limits not currently maintained, may be adopted, with special attention to those places that appear neglected.

Follow these steps to Adopt-Your-Spot:

  1. Call KWB at 750-5728 for your contract, fill out the contract and submit to Keep Waco Beautiful.
  2. Select a spot appropriate to the capabilities and size of your group.  Choose a place where you see the greatest need or close to your physical location.
  3. Maintain your "spot" for a minimum commitment of one year; cleaning it at least once a quarter with one cleanup date falling during the Great American Cleanup (March 1st through May 31st).
  4. Submit periodic very short reports and photos of your group (photos optional) to reflect your group maintaining the "spot."
  5. Enjoy your beautiful "spot" often!

We look forward to joining with you to make Waco litter free. 

Your Business Can “Adopt-A-Spot” Too!!!  


Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce

Receives Keep Texas Beautiful Award

 

(Waco, Texas) – Keep Texas Beautiful announced the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce as a first place winner of the 2009 Civic Organization Leadership Award. The honor recognizes the efforts of the Chamber to enhance their community and protect the Texas environment.

 

The Civic Organization Leadership Award is one of nine categories in the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards and recognizes outstanding litter prevention, beautification efforts, and sound environmental practices by civic organizations

 

Each year, Keep Texas Beautiful acknowledges deserving senior citizens, community groups, individuals, civic organizations, media, government entities and law enforcement officials for their commitment to litter prevention and cleanup, illegal dumping enforcement, education and publicity of environmental issues and community beautification.

 

The Chamber was recognized by KTB for construction of its new LEED headquarters and for promoting good environmental business practices in the Central Texas community.  KTB applauds The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce as an organization that takes a leadership role in creating a vital business community in the Waco area that is actively reducing its environmental footprint in the state. 

 

Award winners were recognized during the 42nd Annual Keep Texas Beautiful Conference, June 8-11, 2009, in Houston. A full list of winners and award descriptions can be found at www.ktb.org .  

 

Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement nonprofit, strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KTB and its more than 360 affiliates, including local affiliate Keep Waco Beautiful, work with government, businesses, civic groups, and volunteers to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation.  For more information on programs and events, call 1-800-CLEAN-TX or visit www.ktb.org .



Keep Waco Beautiful would like to recognize its Lifetime Members!

Mrs. R.H. Baskin, Mrs. Pat Beard, Mr. & Mrs. Hack Branch, Mr. & Mrs. R.S. Braswell III, Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Brown, Mrs. Nancy Callan, Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. George Chase, Pearl Christian, Martha Clowe, Tom Collins, Mike & Shirley Cornett, Corwin Clinic, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Cunningham. J.P. & Elinor Davis, Diesel Power Supply Co., Mr. & Mrs. Henry Dietz, Jim & Margaret Dolaway, Mrs. Walter Dossett, Glenn Drennon, Mrs. Malcom Duncan, Mrs. Leonard Genz, HEB, Harry & Janet Hornish, Mary S. Howell, Beth & Edgar Jablonowski, Keep Texas Beautiful, Stewart R. Kelly, Harold Kelly, Dr. & Mrs. Chad Latino, Dr. Scott Livesay, McLennan Community College, Don & Mary Beth McMahon, Dr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Mark, Paul J. Meyer Family Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. W. Gene Murff, Mrs. Jay Naman, Eve & Joe Riley, Mrs. Gordon Rountree, Mrs. Marshall Saunders, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Dr. & Mrs. James H. Scruggs, Mary Louise Sigtenhorst, Mrs. Darrell Slette, Mrs. C. Collom Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Cullen Smith, Goodhue Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Stribling, Mrs. Frances Sturgis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mrs. Marilyn Wells, Ellen & Greg White, Mr. George Cleveland Witt,  Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. Young