Irving residents gathered at the Senter East Building to learn about new uses for wooden pallets. Crafters are turning them into furniture, decorative pieces, and more. Watch to see the owner of Lake Highlands Pallet Creations share tips for getting started. Learn about upcoming environmental classes.
Learn how to live sustainably in an urban setting. Urban farming topics that will be introduced and discussed include organic vegetable gardening, canning and jamming, urban poultry farming, beekeeping, as well as green living techniques such as energy and water conservation and creating alternatives to household chemicals.
Think Green…Be Green: Beekeeping
This time, Fran Witte will introduce you to the hobby of beekeeping, in an urban environment. Learn how to maintain your hive and harvest your own honey safely, in town.
Don't Trash Our Planet
Keep Irving Beautiful reminds you that we only have one planet, don't trash it.
Think Green...Be Green: Greening Businesses
On this edition, your host Fran Witte will talk to local business people about the challenges and rewards of greening large and small businesses.
Think Green...Be Green: Recycling
In this edition, Fran explains recycling on a personal level. Our choices at the store and at home can make a big difference in the amount of waste that we send to the landfill.
Students at Irving schools got some special lessons in protecting the planet. They were part of a program called "Irving YES."
The Green Seam Project
Avoiding waste is a goal of many residents. At some City of Irving events, you may receive a reusable shopping bag. We met the people responsible for making them, and learned more about the problem the bags can help solve.
Christmas Tree Recycling
See what the City of Irving is doing to keep Christmas trees out of the landfill.
Holiday Cooking: Turkey Frying
How to properly dispose of fried turkey oil.
NFL Super Grow XLV
The economic impact will be noticed closer to game day, but we are already seeing a positive environmental impact. NFL Super Grow XLV Video
See what the City of Irving is doing to promote environmental sustainability.
Think Green...Be Green, Part 4
In this edition, host Fran Witte will provide instruction and examples of make-at-home cleaning agents that are safe and effective.
Think Green…Be Green, Part 2
On this edition of Think Green…Be Green, we continue our look at green buildings with a visit to a home that is Leed certified at the platinum level. We will also take a spend some time in a mixed use development that is much greener than you might think.
Think Green…Be Green, Part 1
This time on Think Green…Be Green we will talk to designers and builders as we take an in depth look at green building construction.
About Towne: Backyard Oasis
Backyard Oasis brings together our favorite landscaping features from the award winning About Towne. Tune in for tips, advice and first person accounts of North Texas gardening at its finest.
Learn how you can buy products that are better for the environment.
Recycle Your Phone Book
A look at why you should recycle your phone books.
Tips on how to help lower ozone levels.
Greening Your Travel
In this second edition of Think Green…Be Green, we explore some great local vacation opportunities in the Metroplex, learn about cleaner ways to get around and look at ways to prepare your car and your home for a greener vacation.
Texas: The State of Flowing Water
Keep Irving Beautiful: Interns
This summer, Keep Irving Beautiful is getting some help from interns who are spreading the message of going green and protecting the environment to children in the community.
Liquid Assets: Story of Our Water Infrastructure
Going Green Update
A look at what the city is doing to go green.
Think Green... Be Green Special
This episode features lessons on green yard maintenance, adding a rain / freeze sensor to your sprinkler system, and composting advice from local experts.
Buying an environmentally friendly house or upgrade to your existing home.
Native Plants Garden
City of Irving park trail system.