October 2019

Our Blink Mural Is Complete!

BLINK 2019 is a wrap! When the opportunity came up to participate in such a monumental event for this city that we love, of course, we signed ourselves up to be involved in not one, but three different parts of the event. The "Future City" Light Parade kicked us off Thursday night where the KCB staff were decked out in illuminated costumes made out of commonly recycled items. We also installed four Recycling “Party Cans” in Washington Park that emitted a light and sound show when someone recycled. Last but not least, we completed KCB’s first-ever crowdsourced mural titled “Make Your Mark” at 1809 Race Street. We were able to work with over 500 individuals over the course of three days to make their mark on a BLINK mural. Stay tuned for the final images, once our Arts Team is able to come in and add a glow in the dark text graphic tying it all together!

Environmental Education

Green Teams empower students to take action and assist their school’s recycling efforts. New this year, KCB is amping up our Green Team Support! Register your Green Team with us and we will come out, offer advice, give supplies like “Recycling Crew” t-shirts, and help your team get started! Then, enter to win our Green Team Quarterly Prizes including a certificate of acknowledgment, a feature about your team, green gifts for all members, and a $150 award!
Shout out to Covedale Elementary for taking on our Green Team Challenge! Team members will complete tasks each quarter to ensure their school is up to date, in the know, and excited about going green.

Corporate Events: Cincinnati Bell Recap!

Our friends at Cincinnati Bell joined us on October 4th for a thorough pre-BLINK cleanup in the Central Business District and OTR. In less than 8 hours, 400 volunteers covered over 300 ACRES of space and collected 7 TONS of trash and debris! Together we painted hydrants, collected litter, pulled weeds, began transformation on the 3rd Street greenspace renovation, and improved 2 neighborhood parks! Thank you to Cincinnati Bell and their hard-working employees who joined us!


West Elm Cincinnati OPENING PARTY

Help support Keep Cincinnati Beautiful by attending the West Elm Grand Opening! 10% of all sales at the party will be donated to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful! Join in the fun and grab some amazing products from the new West Elm Store!
West Elm Cincinnati Grand Opening Party!
Date: 11/06/2019
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: West Elm, 2639 Edmondson Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45209

Join us for drinks, Graeter's ice cream + a 15% discount!

Win a Rep The Crown Award!

Did you complete a community improvement or beautification project that addressed blight, litter, or recycling this year? Apply to win a REP THE CROWN award! the REP THE CROWN awards recognize efforts by Tri-State communities, businesses, volunteers, and organizations to make our neighborhoods clean and safe. Winners will receive a CASH PRIZE of $500. They will be recognized at the Love Thy 'Nati celebration in February 2020.
KCB is rolling out a new Volunteer Management Database! Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Join Us for the Cincy Block Party!

 November 15th, 2019
at Benken Florist Home & Garden Center
Dance the night away with our LIVE salsa band. Test your luck at Boozy Ring Toss, Plinko, Gift Card Pull, or raffle. There will be a variety of amazing silent and live auction items you won't want to miss! All ticket purchases include food, an open bar, a raffle ticket, and valet parking! Tickets are on sale now! All proceeds from this event go to supporting our programming to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful!



Thank you to our long-time supporters, The Charles H. Dater and Andrew Jergens Foundation, for their gifts of $25,000, and $10,000 to support our Environmental Education Programs! Thanks to their generosity, our team can provide classroom presentations, assemblies, field trips, and service-learning opportunities free of charge for all Cincinnati schools.
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful was awarded a $2,000 grant for a Scripps Howard Communication Spring Internship. The intern will be responsible for managing Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s social media accounts, generating content for our monthly e-newsletter, assisting in website updates, and attending events. Send resume and cover letter to Matt Trokan matt@keepcincinnatibeautiful.org (Must be a communication, marketing, or journalism major).   
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