August 2019

NEW TRAILER, Bringing Events to Your Neighborhood!

Say hello to the newest addition to our KCB Fleet, our new trailer! Thanks to Ohio EPA for the grant to purchase this piece of equipment. Having a trailer will help us load up more efficiently with our upcoming fall clean-up season! Be on the lookout, we are getting new wrap for this trailer, our van, and truck so we will be looking stylish in a neighborhood near you!

We want to hear from YOU, our community partners,

about what you're doing, and how we can help! Together with our corporate volunteer groups, we can give you that little extra boost when it's needed most

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.

2018 Award Winner:

May Street Orchard

Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation won the 2018 Golden Paintbrush Rep the Crown Award for their May Street Urban Orchard. The orchard took over a previously weeded lot and is now transformed into a beautiful public space filled with garden beds, melons, barries, and almost 20 fruit trees! They won $500 as their cash prize for this wonderful project!
For more information on the REP THE CROWN awards: Click Here!

Environmental Education:

Commitment To Zero Waste

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is proud of our commitment to being zero waste in our offices and events. The past two weekends, we provided recycling and composting at two different events: The Ohio River Paddlefest and Gourmet Grub for Good. In total, we diverted about 750 pounds of recycling and compost from the landfill! Shout out to Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati for providing all compostable tableware and cutlery at the Gourmet Grub for Good.
Do you have an event coming up? We can make it zero waste by providing the supplies and services necessary for commercial composting. Visit our Zero Waste Events page to learn more!
Thank you to our partners, GoZero Services and Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District, for making this effort possible!

Arts: 40th Anniversary Mural Complete!

That's a wrap! Our Cincinnati Is Beautiful mural in honor of KCB's 40th anniversary is finished! Infinite thanks to all the volunteers from Sherwin-Williams, KCB Young Professional Council, and PNC Bank, who helped with the countless hours of painting. A HUGE shout out to all of our funders; The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Keep Ohio Beautiful, Sherwin-Williams, and Walt Gibler and The Gibler Team; for their financial contribution to our best mural yet.
If you are in the area of Hopple and I-75, see if you can put eyes on this gorgeous piece or better yet, take a picture and tag us @KeepCincinnatiBeautiful #CincinnatiIsBeautiful!

It is not too late to get your neighborhood involved in the project by hosting a Cincinnati is Beautiful neighborhood mini mural!


Behind The Cincy Block Party

Who doesn't love a good old fashioned block party? With friends, food, music, games, and activities the third annual Cincy Block Party on November 15th will be a blast!
Planning for the Cincy Block Party began in April this year. Benken's Floral Home and Garden Center will once again light up their greenhouse for the party! The Roehr Agency, Messer Construction, Heidelberg Distributing, Formica, and Cincinnati Bell have provided sponsorships that will help make the Cincy Block Party bigger than the last, with more food, drinks, activities, and LIVE music!
Our goal is to raise $60,000 this year to help meet the growing demand for our programming. 100% of the proceeds will go back to the community and benefit our mission to empower people to build community and create a positive future through neighborhood revitalization, education, and mobilization. We need your help in making the Cincy Block Party better than the last and invite you to purchase tickets early at a discount.



We are thrilled to announce that we are the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Sustainability Grant. This will provide $25,000 in ongoing funding to our Arts Program over the next four years!

Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community & Recovery Tree Planting Grant

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful was awarded $5,000 from the UPS Tree Planting Grant for our Vacant Lots Occupied project. The award will be used in Camp Washington to help develop three vacant lots into greenspace, plant 15 native or edible trees, and engage 350 people in the process! Thank you, UPS!
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Cincinnati is beautiful. We’re committed to keeping it that way. Our education, revitalization, and environmental initiatives build community and foster pride in the places where we live, work and play. Our grassroots network of neighbors, sponsors, and volunteers put passion to work across all 52 neighborhoods, creating safer, cleaner spaces and a higher quality of life for everyone.
Rise up, Queen City. Rep the crown.
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