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This month, Keep Kingwood Green is happy to have a Supporter Survey integrated into our email list. We need your help to give us a better picture of all of you wonderful supporters in the community. 

Please take a minute to update your email profile and tell us a bit more about yourself, if you have local recycling or not, how you prefer to view our communications, or any other comments you want to send us. 

Supporter information is always private and we never sell or rent any data to any third parties for any reason whatsoever! Your data is safe with us and our fancy new email service,
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So help us improve our community services and get a better idea of where you live and your recycling options.
Complete a brief Supporter Survey today!

KKG honored as a Proud Partner 2014 by City of Houston
Mayor Parker and Keep Houston Beautiful recently honored Keep Kingwood Green with the Mayor's Proud Partner Award at a luncheon at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston on October 27th.  Accepting the award for Keep Kingwood Green was Hal Opperman, president of the board. 

The award cited the work that Keep Kingwood Green has done in the Lake Houston Area to both increase recycling options and educate residents and businesses about recycling.  The non profit 501-c-3 organization was established in 2008 out of a movement by Brigitte Collee, who was appalled by the lack of recycling options in Kingwood and the area. 

KKG has worked to increase the weekly recycling at the Metro lot, have helped to make the e-waste recycling on the first Saturday of every month a success.  Another area they have focused attention is to increase the amount of BOPA items recycled in Kingwood.

In addition to working with the City, KKG has worked closely with the Humble ISD to bring recycling to all schools.  They have worked with both trash service companies and recycling companies to increase their services in the area.  Another area where they have been successful is helping to bringing curbside recycling to many neighborhoods in the Lake Houston area.  This decision is made by each Community Association.  Keep Kingwood Green continues to work with any CA that wants to discuss this option.

Fall BOPA Event Scores Big
Keep Kingwood Green would like to thank all of the Kingwood residents who participated in the Fall City of Houston BOPA at the Metro Park and Ride on October 25th.  This was the second BOPA this year sponsored by Councilman, Dave Martin

The City Solid Waste Department Environmental Service Center crew with their leader, Larry Stockham, provided the service.  Assisting were a dozen volunteers from Keep Kingwood Green.  Also participating and picking up major appliances and scrap metal was Pete from Junky Business.  During the two BOPA’s in 2014, residents recycled over 45,000 pounds of hazardous materials, keeping them out of the landfill.  Lunch was provided by Chick-fil-a of Kingwood. 
Keep Kingwood Green wants to thank all involved in putting on these events each year as well as all the participating residents who have chosen to recycle these items responsibly protecting and saving our air, water, and resources.   Job well done! 
Tell your friends to join our mailing list so they will learn all about these types of recycling opportunities.

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Truckload Sale
On November 22, 2014, the Houston Green Building Resource Center will help area residents conserve natural resources to lessen the effects of the Texas heat by offering a 50-gallon rain barrel and 65-gallon compost bins at a discounted price.

The rain barrels and compost bins, which typically retail at $119, will be offered for just $68.00 each and comes with instructions for easy set-up and use. Made from 100% recycled materials, rain barrels provide homeowners with an affordable alternative to watering from the tap. Available at the $68 dollar price for a limited time, these must be ordered online by Sunday November 16, 2014.

Purchases can be picked at the Green Building Resource Center, 1002 Washington Ave, Saturday, November 22 from 10am to 2pm. The Program Director, Steve Stelzer will also be available to answer questions and assist all who take part in this offer. 

Tree Talk and Forest Tree Sale This Saturday!
Nov. 8th          8am
Our yards and trees in the Lake Houston area produce tons of leaves and other green waste each month.  Much of this is sent to the Atascocita landfill when it is mixed with other trash.  There is an alternative---turning it into rich organic compost. 
At ten AM, Keep Kingwood Green member and Master Gardener, Gudrun Opperman, will present a free program at the library on tree varieties for the Kingwood Area, how to plant them, and how to care for them after you purchase them. 
Keep Kingwood Green is happy to support this project which helps to keep Kingwood green.
Learn more about the Kingwood Garden Club re-forestation program.

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KKG Board President Hal Opperman accepts the Proud Partner Award 2014 from Houston Mayor Parker
Fall BOPA crew on Oct. 25th. Residents recycled:
- 1,750 lbs of batteries
- 1,600 gallons of paint
- 69 gallons of anti-freeze
- 3,800 lbs of scrap metal
Nov. 15th is America Recycles Day! It is the only nationally recognized day dedicated entirely to promoting and celebrating recycling. Woohoo!
Hal Opperman accepts the Houston Proud Partner Award on behalf of Keep Kingwood Green
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