Be a Pilot School–Apply by Sept. 15

The Iowa Departments of Education and Natural Resources are looking for ten Iowa elementary schools to participate in a food waste pilot this school year (2016-17). The pilot will include observations, assessments, and a waste audit. Contact Carrie Scheidel for … Continued

Great Opportunity at the DSM Botanical Garden

Get to the 2nd Annual Teacher Open House at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden on Thursday August 4th from 3 – 6 p.m. All teachers who come with school IDs will get into the garden for free. See for yourself the … Continued

National Youth Advisory Council May 6 Deadline

If you’re 15-18 years old, and you are interested in service learning and leadership, you may be interested in the Keep America Beautiful National Youth Advisory Council, supported by the Wrigley Co. Foundation.  They are looking for ten high school students from … Continued

2016 Paint Iowa Beautiful Awards Announced

Des Moines–Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2016 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. The program is administered through Keep … Continued

Free Trees April 1 Deadline

Planting trees has been a traditional way to celebrate Earth Day since its beginning in the 1970s. Trees for Kids is offering free seedlings to schools across Iowa. Each school building may order one free custom packet consisting of 200 … Continued

2016 Byers Scholarship Winners Announced

Recipients of the 2016 Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) Byers Environmental Scholarships are:             Theresa Brehm from Durango attending Iowa State University             Sage Hassel from Johnston attending the University of Iowa             Emily Hugen from Monroe attending Iowa State University … Continued

Governor to Present 2016 Annual Awards

The Keep Iowa Beautiful Board of Trustees has announced the 2016 annual award winners for enhancing the beauty, cleanliness and attractiveness of the state of Iowa. The three award categories are community, organization and corporate.  The recipients will be presented … Continued

AmeriCorps Positions for Summer

Drake’s AmeriCorps program is looking for individuals interested in gardening, environmental sustainability, health and wellness, community development to fill several AmeriCorps positions for the summer of 2016. The members will support school gardens by developing and leading educational events with … Continued

Hy-Vee One Step Garden Grants, Due February 1

One Step Community Garden Grants may be awarded to organizations whose core focus teaches those in need about health and nutrition through the process of planting, tending and harvesting their own fruits and vegetables. Consideration will be given to those … Continued

2015 Photo Contest Winners Announced

Keep Iowa Beautiful announces the winners of the sixth annual Keep Iowa Beautiful Photography Contest aimed at raising awareness of Iowa’s natural and environmental beauty. KIB wants to learn what resonates with Iowans based on the photographs they share through this annual … Continued