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Thank You, Creek to Bay Day Volunteers!

A warm thank you to the volunteers who came out to KOB’s two Creek to Bay Day sites on September 20!  We appreciate your efforts to clear trash from our waterways and beautify Oakland.  

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Grant Opportunity for Graffiti Clean Up

Hey Oakland! Would you like some free paint to clean up graffiti or beautify your neighborhood?    Keep Oakland Beautiful has an opportunity to apply for a grant to receive paint from a national paint supply chain. We’d like to partner with Oakland-based individuals and/or groups on community improvement projects where the paint can be […]

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How to Create Change to Keep Oakland Beautiful.

For something to be beautified (e.g., removing trash; planting trees; painting a house), it needs to be improved from its current condition. The desired improvement is probably not going to happen by itself, so somebody (possibly you) has to ignite the change. Sometimes, we realize that something needs to be enhanced, but we don’t know […]

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What YOU Can Do To Keep Oakland Beautiful.

Do you want to keep Oakland beautiful? The answer seems rather obvious. Who wouldn’t say ‘yes’ to that? But, how can you keep Oakland beautiful? After all, you’re only one person in a city of 400,000. Clearly, you can’t be the solution. However, you can be part of the solution. Here’s a partial list of […]

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The Power of Teamwork

If you want to see what the power of teamwork looks like, you need look no further than our own Oakland A’s.  At the All-Star break, the A’s have the best record in Major League Baseball. Yet, the A’s don’t possess the best individual athletes at every position and they don’t have a large payroll […]

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Keeping Oakland Beautiful is Everybody’s Business

Posted on behalf of Eric Saltmarsh, KOB Board Member As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) exists to preserve the environment of the Oakland community it serves. With a mission ‘to create and sustain a beautiful, clean, green, litter-free city through education, community engagement, and volunteer action,’ KOB aims to identify environmental […]

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KOB — new t-shirts, reassuring identity

We finally decided to create a wearable identity by ordering t-shirts with our logo and URL on the front and KOB’s terrific mission statement on the back. It’s reassuring to have something that we can wear to events such as Earth Day, the Great American Cleanup, Daffodil Day and the other public events we sponsor […]

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KOB Launches Kickstarter drive to fund ‘i do it 4 oakland’ mural project – donate today!

This innovative project invites young ‘Writers’ to collaborate with a property owner to transform a tagged building into a work of art. The ‘i do it 4 oakland’ mural project reflects a ground breaking restorative justice model for Oakland’s new graffiti ordinance. This project incorporates young Oakland taggers and invites them to create a contemporary art piece […]

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KOB pitches in with Visit Oakland

Just finished cleaning up with the Visit Oakland Team, helping them promote their Adopt a Spot program as Oakland kicks off National Travel & Tourism Week!

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We Want YOU!

Imagine if you gave a party and no one came. For us here at Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB), it’s not quite like that, butsometimes getting volunteers to help out for the clean, green, beautiful, and litter-free activities and events we head up is a challenge. Keep Oakland Beautiful’s mission is “…to create and sustain a […]

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