Have a Heart – A Valentine for Your Community

You don’t often hear of anyone giving a valentine to the community that they call home. Why not? If you love your community, have a heart and show your appreciation by doing something for your hometown (maybe even when it … Continued

This State Needs You to Adopt Iowa | August 2017

You’ve been there. It’s those moments where you walk along a stream, down a city trail or even motor along a highway and the sight of litter disrupts your view. I’m the first to grumble about tossed aside water bottles, … Continued

Resolving to Include Youth in Green Initiatives

Recently, we heard from a young lady, Tina Elwinson, who is a champion for green initiatives. She shared this great resource with Keep Iowa Beautiful that offers loads of super ways to get kids involved in keeping our world beautiful. … Continued

Start planning for a more beautiful | December 2015

Many people will wait to plan their New Year’s resolutions until after the new year starts. Rather than waiting – let’s use this month to start laying out the plans for how you can help improve your home, neighborhood, community and … Continued

Litter Hotline an Immediate Success

Iowan’s have fallen in love with the Litter Hotline: 1-888-No Littr (6654887), averaging 25 to 75 calls per week. Before the hotline there was nothing Iowan’s could do about pent-up frustration with vehicle littering other than a direct confrontation with … Continued

Tailgating With Respect

No one can argue about the fun and enjoyment of social activities before and after athletic events. It is a great way to have fun, enjoy great food and refreshments, meet people, reflect on the game and gain support for … Continued

Planting the Seeds of Service

During World War II citizens of all ages – young and old alike, pitched in to help the war effort in many ways. One of those ways was to help collect everything from metal to milkweed pods for manufacturing products … Continued

Passing the Environmental Baton!

Our race through life begs the question – like the relay race in which the baton is passed from one runner to the next “What condition will the environmental baton be when we pass it on to the next generations … Continued

Earth Day – The Environmental Alarm Clock!

April 22, 2010 represents the 40th anniversary of “Earth Day” – a day meant to focus our thoughts and renew our commitments to caring for this place we call home. It calls attention to how we manage our lives to … Continued