Baylor University Receives Keep Texas Beautiful Award

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Smith Getterman, sustainability coordinator at Baylor, receives Keep Texas Beautiful's 2010 Civic Organization Award on behalf of Baylor University at KTB's annual meeting in Austin on June 24.
July 13, 2010

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Keep Texas Beautiful recently honored Baylor University as the first place winner of the organization's 2010 Civic Organization Award, which recognizes Baylor's efforts to enhance its community and protect the Texas environment.

The Civic Organization Award is one of nine categories in the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards and recognizes contributions by civic organizations. Award winners were recognized June 21-24, during the 43rd Annual Keep Texas Beautiful Conference in Austin.

Each year, Keep Texas Beautiful acknowledges deserving senior citizens, community groups, individuals, civic organizations, media, government entities and law enforcement officials for their commitment to litter prevention and cleanup, illegal dumping enforcement, education and publicity of environmental issues and community beautification.

Baylor was recognized for the significant strides it has made in the area of sustainability over the past several years. The university's efforts in its athletic recycling initiative, its campus recycling initiative, as well as other programs designed to make Baylor more sustainable contribute substantially to the improvement of the Baylor University campus and have a positive impact on the Waco community.

McLennan Community College in Waco also was honored for its sustainability efforts, winning second place in the civic organization category.

Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement nonprofit, strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KTB and its more than 360 affiliates work with government, businesses, civic groups, and volunteers to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. For more information on programs and events, call 1-800-CLEAN-TX or visit

Media contact: Lori Fogleman, director of media communications, (254) 710-6275

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