KIB helps make “Unite For Troops” green event

Volunteers with KIB used games like the spinning wheel, where attendees answer questions about recycling and the environment, to raise sustainability awareness. Photo courtesy of Keep Irving Beautiful.

Volunteers with KIB used games like the spinning wheel, where attendees answer questions about recycling and the environment, to raise sustainability awareness. Photo courtesy of Keep Irving Beautiful.

 

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) attended Porter’s Army Navy annual “Unite For Troops” event, a celebration which honors our nation’s veterans and current military members.  KIB has supported this worthwhile project for the past five years, helping to make it a “green event” by supplying the recycling stations and keeping the grounds litter-free.  They collected 21 pounds of plastic and aluminum which were recycled instead of going to the landfill.  In addition, KIB had an information table which included the popular spinning wheel where attendees answered questions about recycling and the environment.  Three boxes of recycled books, donated by the Friends of the Irving Public Library, were given away as prizes.  Three members of the KIB Service Learning team, who are students at North Lake College, volunteered, giving a total of twelve hours.

“Keep Irving Beautiful knows how important it is to show support for community events like Unite For Troops, especially one that honors our troops, past and present” said KIB Board member Arnold Martin. “It is also an opportunity to educate those in attendance about the importance of recycling.  It was great to see those in attendance, particularly the young people like the Boy and Girl Scouts, get so enthusiastic about taking care of their environment.”

SOURCE: Keep Irving Beautiful.