Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Celebrate Earth Month with Keep Southlake Beautiful

April is Earth Month, and there’s no better time to spring into action with Keep Southlake Beautiful to take care of our beloved community.

Keep Southlake Beautiful (KSB) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Southlake residents through green initiatives and beautification projects. KSB encourages everyone to do their part in making Southlake an environmentally friendly place to live, work, and play!

Are you ready to take your commitment to your community to the next level? Keep Southlake Beautiful has plenty of programs to enhance our sustainability and beautification efforts. Here are some ways you can get involved for Earth Month and beyond!

Adopt-A-Street Program
Adopt-A-Street is a free program that allows organizations, businesses, groups, families, and individuals to adopt and maintain areas within the Southlake community. Southlake is growing, and a surging population means more cars on the roadways and, unfortunately, more trash. Volunteer efforts reduce litter cleanup costs and save taxpayers money. Keep Southlake Beautiful encourages you to become a partner and adopt a street. Want to take ownership of a specific area? See a list of the available streets.

Recycling Program
Keep Southlake Beautiful offers residents an opportunity to recycle their cell phones and ink cartridges in an environmentally friendly way. These green initiatives improve Southlake’s appearance and preserve and enhance our local natural environment. KSB encourages all citizens to participate in these recycling programs and help keep Southlake beautiful. Bring your old cell phones and used ink cartridges to the Community Services Department at 285 Shady Oaks Dr. to be recycled. Learn more about our recycling programs.

The Great American Cleanup- Southlake Style
Join us as we take part in the 2022 Great American Cleanup- Southlake Style. The Great American Cleanup (GAC) is part of a nationwide effort involving more than 20,000 communities year-round. Join us on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM at the old Senior Center located at 307 Parkwood for the Great American Cleanup- Southlake Style! It will be a morning of community building and beautification. It’s not too late, you can still register this week.  Learn more and register here!

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Month with Keep Southlake Beautiful! How will you get involved this month and beyond?

City Holds Ribbon-Cutting for TXU Energy Donation of 35 Trees

Pictured from left to right: Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pamela A. Muller, Lacy Sperry, Mayor John Terrell, Councilmember Carolyn Morris, Cary Barnett

Pictured from left to right: Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pamela A. Muller, Lacy Sperry, Mayor John Terrell, Councilmember Carolyn Morris, Cary Barnett

The City recognized TXU Energy for their generous donation of 35 trees that were planted in Bob Jones Park with a ribbon-cutting held on May 1, 2014. Mayor John Terrell, Southlake City Council Members, and TXU Energy representatives were present for the event.

The trees were delivered by the Texas Tree Foundation on April 4, 2012 to the park. The tree species that were planted include: Shumard Red Oaks, Live Oaks, Texas Red Oaks, Bur Oaks, and Cedar Elms.

“It is a goal in Southlake to provide attractive and unique spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy in our community,” says Mayor John Terrell. “These trees will not only add to the aesthetic of the park, but also encourage sustainability and environmentalism. Southlake residents and visitors will continue to benefit from these generous contributions for years to come. ”

This donation from TXU Energy is part of their Committed to Community Growth Program. Since the program’s inception in 2002, TXU Energy has planted more than 190,000 trees across Texas.

“We are pleased to see the Committed to Community Growth Program succeed in Southlake,” says Lacy Sperry, Community Relations Manager for TXU Energy. “We appreciate the long-standing relationship we have with Southlake and hope this donation has a lasting impact on the City.”

On April 30th the Southlake 2030: Sustainability Master Plan committee held its first meeting regarding sustainability. For Southlake, sustainability means enhancing the City’s current and future status as a desirable, attractive, safe, healthy and fiscally‐sound community.

The specific term “sustainability” was first brought to the forefront and identified as a key goal during development of the Vision, Goals and Objectives of the Southlake 2030 Plan in 2009.  As a result, the development of this document, the City’s first Sustainability Plan, began in 2013 and was adopted in 2014.

For more information about the Southlake 2030 Plan, visit Southlake2030.com.

Learn All About the Environment at Green Fest Southlake

Press Release from Green Fest Southlake – this premier sustainability event in the local area will celebrate its 5th year in 2013. This one-of-a-kind, one day only experience will take place on April 6, 2013 in Southlake Town Square’s Rustin Park.  This FREE event will offer opportunities for attendees to meet socially-responsible businesses showcasing their products and services. Green Fest Southlake will help empower people to live healthier lives—socially, economically and environmentally.

Attendees can expect to see the latest in energy-efficient solutions for the home and business, what and how to recycle, non-toxic home products and décor.  Entertainment will be on-going throughout the day in the Pavilion and raffle tickets will be sold to win great prizes donated by area businesses.

Students in kindergarten through 6th grade are encouraged to participate by collecting juice pouches or old, unused cell phones for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Also, a crowd favorite, the scavenger hunt will be back!  Kids K through 6 will have another chance to win an iPad by completing a 10-question card at the event.  Two tickets will be drawn at the end of the event and those lucky winners will receive an Apple iPad, donated by Natex Architects.

Engage with Green Fest Southlake online at http://www.TexasGreenFest.com and http://www.Facebook.com/SouthlakeGreenDay for the latest news about the Green Fest Southlake.