31st Annual Mayor's Proud Partners Luncheon 2015
honoring Mr. and Mrs. John L. Nau, III of Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P.
For over 35 years through civic engagement, community collaboration and the work of thousands of volunteers, Keep Houston Beautiful has worked to create, enhance and maintain the unique beauty and livability of Houston. Join our efforts in working to keep Houston beautiful.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Tree Waste And Junk Waste Program
Tree Waste” is defined as “clean” wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps. Lumber, furniture, and treated wood will NOT be accepted.
Info : http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/treewaste.html
RECYCLE OPPORTUNITIES IN HOUSTON FOR COOKING OIL
The holidays are upon us and that means cooking turkeys, hams and other foods that either require cooking oils to prepare, or that generate a surplus of grease when cooked.
Info : https://www.publicworks.houstontx.gov/pud/oil-ops.html
Keep America Beautiful Releases National Report Addressing Community Impacts of Blighted Properties
Click here to read the “Charting the Multiple Meanings of Blight: A National Literature Review on Addressing the Community Impacts of Blighted Properties” report.
National Pollinator Garden Network Launches
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
In an unprecedented collaboration, Keep America Beautiful today joined with dozens of conservation and gardening organizations to form the National Pollinator Garden Network and launch a new nationwide campaign – the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.
Designed to accelerate growing efforts across America, the Network is launching the Challenge in support of President Barack Obama’s call to action to reverse the decline of pollinating insects, such as honey bees and native bees, as well as monarch butterflies. Representatives of the Network joined First Lady Michelle Obama today at the White House garden, which includes a section dedicated to support pollinators, to formally launch the Challenge.
The National Pollinator Garden Network collectively represents nearly 1 million active gardeners and 15,000 schoolyard gardens. The Network is challenging the nation to reach the goal of 1 million additional pollinator gardens by the end of 2016. The Network will work to provide resources for individuals, community groups, government agencies and the garden industry to create more pollinator habitat through sustainable gardening practices and conservation efforts.
As noted in President Obama’s 2014 Presidential Memorandum on Pollinator Health and recently released National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, federal action combined with private (and nonprofit) sector partnerships and strong citizen engagement can restore pollinator populations to healthy levels. Pollinator gardens provide one way to reverse that decline by offering food, water, cover and places to raise young for honey bees, native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.
To tackle these challenges, the Network is rallying hundreds of thousands of gardeners, horticultural professionals, schools, and volunteers to help reach a million pollinator gardens over the next two years. Every habitat of every size counts, from window boxes and garden plots to farm borders, golf courses, school gardens, corporate and university campuses. Everywhere we live, work, play and worship can, with small improvements, offer essential food and shelter for pollinators.
We encourage you to join the challenge and plant a pollinator garden using the tips found on the Challenge website. Your garden can help a pollinator! Register your pollinator garden and be counted!
Please click here to download the news release.