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Trees Mean Business 2015-16

In the first year of KDB’s Trees Mean Business tree planting program, TEN Denton businesses received up to five trees each! KDB’s Trees Mean Business Program grants free trees, including planting and delivery, to Denton businesses.

Find out if your business is eligible to receive FREE trees and apply here.

Apply by Friday, September 2 to receive trees in September/October of this year.

Trees Mean Business is made possible through the Denton Tree Initiative, a partnership effort between Keep Denton Beautiful and the City of Denton to plant 12,000 trees by 2019. Learn more at www.dentontreeinitiative.com.

 

See photos below of the Denton businesses and nonprofits who have benefited from Trees Mean Business so far!

Cycle Center of Denton –  five trees in spring 2016

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Denton County – eight trees split among three locations in fall 2015

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East Side Denton – three trees in spring 2016

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Good Samaritan Village – five trees in fall 2015IMG_3103e

 

Labinal Power Systems – four trees in spring 2016IMG_2916e

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MBS Seed, Inc. – five trees in fall 2015

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Mr. B’s Bookkeeping – five trees in fall 2015

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Oak St. Drafthouse – three trees in spring 2016

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The Village Church – five trees in fall 2015

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United Through Hope – five trees in spring 2016

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Thank you to our Trees Mean Business participants for taking advantage of these programs to help us plant more trees and reach our goal of 12,000 trees by 2019!

Redbud Wrap-up! Photos from the 2016 Redbud Festival

On Saturday, April 23, Denton celebrated Arbor Day at the 23rd Annual Denton Redbud Festival!

We kicked off the festivities with a ceremonial tree-planting; Mayor Chris Watts, Councilmember Joey Hawkins and his kids, Councilmember Keely Briggs, and Urban Forester Haywood Morgan planted a Live Oak in Quakertown Park.

A total of 125 3-gallon sized red oak trees were given out to Dentonites who took a 30-minute tree care class (lead by Certified Arborist, Scott Geer of Tree Shepherds, with support from City of Denton Urban Forester, Haywood Morgan), and hundreds of Redbud seedlings were given out free to festival goers!

Families with young children enjoyed a Denton Public Library tree-themed storytime at the Redbud Festival, where the first 50 participants received a free copy of the book, The Happiness Tree!

The tree planting, tree giveaway, and free children’s books at this year’s Redbud Festival were made possible through the Denton Tree Initiative, a citywide partnership between KDB and the City of Denton to plant 12,000 trees by 2019.

In addition to the Arbor Day Festivities, dozens of vendor booths with plant sales, home improvement products, local, handmade crafts, and special activities filled the Civic Center and Quakertown Park. Festival-goers enjoyed a Redbud classic – a live TRASHion Runway Show at noon – along with educational workshops and live music performances by A.M. Ramblers, Tony Ferraro, and Kim Nall & the Fringe throughout the day. A Kids Zone with bounce houses, face painting, and a Turtle Discovery exhibit were a draw for young attendees.

The Denton Redbud Festival is one of our favorite events every year! It has such a wonderful, curated, community feel. Thank you so much to all of our amazing volunteers, sponsors, and supporters for making this festival possible!

Adrian Samano of Adrian Samano Photography beautifully captured the spirit of this event through the photos below!

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Holiday Giving

Tis the season… to be hectic! It’s easy to get wrapped up in the rush of decorating, buying gifts, and traveling to see loved ones, but in the midst of all the joy and chaos, don’t forget to give back to your community and support the causes that are close to your heart.

Keep Denton Beautiful works to inspire positive change and provide Dentonites with the resources they need to leave a lasting mark on the beauty, health, and quality of life in our community. By donating to KDB, you make a personal investment in a clean, beautiful, and vibrant city!

There are so many ways to give. You can even support KDB by doing things you already do, like shopping for gifts and groceries and donating used goods!

Ways to Give:

Become a Member

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KDB Memberships start at just $35 for individuals, and $150 for businesses. Not only do KDB Memberships support KDB’s community programs, but membership comes with a list of fantastic member benefits. Join the KDB Team and become a member today! You can even give a membership as a gift!


Link Your Kroger Card

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Holidays are all about sharing time – and lots of favorite holiday foods – with loved ones. With every pie, pecan, and potato purchase, you can give back to your community! Register your Kroger Plus Card and KDB will benefit every time you shop! Select KDB through the Community Rewards site, or look us up by organization #92547.


Use AmazonSmile

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Support KDB while your shop for the holidays! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Keep Denton Beautiful whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. All you have to do is sign in to smile.amazon.com with your existing Amazon account information and start shopping!


Shop KDB’s Merch Store

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KDB now has an online Merch Store where you can purchase our “I Make Denton Look Good” tee. For a limited time, you can also still buy this year’s Community Tree Giveaway t-shirt. Proceeds from the shirts support KDB programs like the Great American Cleanup, the Denton Redbud Festival, and the Community Tree Giveaway. Plus, they make great gifts!


Donate Used Goods

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As the temperature drops and you and begin pulling warm clothes out of storage, considering taking unwanted clothing items to the World Wear Project bin at the City of Denton Landfill at E.C.O.W.E.R.C.S. Proceeds from this special clothing bin benefit Keep Denton Beautiful and the programs we offer in litter prevention, community beautification and urban forestry! To use the World Wear Project donation bin, just turn right when you enter the Landfill property off Mayhill Road; the bin is located in the public drop-off area. A new World Wear Project bin is also now located at the North Lakes Recycling Drop-off Center, off Windsor and Riney Roads.


Contribute through your Utility Bill

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Help us “Tree Up” Denton by making an easy monthly contribution of $1 or more through your City of Denton utility bill. Simply fill out this short form. 100% of funds contributed through this program are disbursed to Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. at the end of each fiscal year.


Make a Donation

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All of the programs listed above make it easy to give, but you can give to KDB through this secure online form on our website anytime of year! Simply click the yellow “donate” button to support KDB’s community programs.


However you are able to give this season, your donation is a gift to yourself, your neighbors, and your community. Your gift to KDB ensures a better quality of life for all Dentonites. Help make Denton cleaner and more beautiful: Give today!