Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation receives 2019 Green Bag Grant

The Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation will utilize funds from its 2019 Green Bag Grant to help promote youth recycling education in local schools. (Courtesy Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation)
The Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation will utilize funds from its 2019 Green Bag Grant to help promote youth recycling education in local schools. (Courtesy Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation)

The Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation will utilize funds from its 2019 Green Bag Grant to help promote youth recycling education in local schools. (Courtesy Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation)

The Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to enhance the beautification and sustainability of Hutto, has been recognized by Keep Texas Beautiful as a recipient of its 2019 Green Bag Grant, according to a Nov. 15 news release. In all, Keep Texas Beautiful recognized 12 affiliated nonprofits with a combined total of $25,000 "to support educational and programmatic opportunities relating to sustainability, recycling, litter prevention, beautification and water conservation," per the release.

Keep Hutto Beautiful received $2,500, which will be utilized to help promote recycling education outreach within the city, per the release. The nonprofit organization will specifically target youth recycling education in schools, as well as enhance local business participation by creating drop off points, according to the release. The funds will also go toward creating a digital marketing campaign to educate Hutto residents on the importance of plastic reduction and proper recycling methods, the release stated.


“We are thankful for sponsors like H-E-B who support our efforts to clean and beautify communities around Texas,” says Suzanne Kho, executive director of KTB, in the release. “We cannot wait to see the projects our affiliates are able to complete with help from our Green Bag Grants.”

Alongside Hutto, other affiliate organizations that received a 2019 Green Bag Grant include Abilene, Aransas County, Austin, Cedar Hill, Friendswood, Levelland, Lewisville, Midland, Plano, Santa Fe and Wilson County, per the release.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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