IKEA Grand Prairie Receives Beautify Texas Award

Published on April 26, 2024

IKEA Grand Prairie Receives Beautify Texas Award

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently announced IKEA Grand Prairie as a winner of the 2024 Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industry Award for their work to preserve and enhance Texas’s environment and make their community stronger.

The Beautify Texas Awards recognize the efforts of those working to enhance their community and protect the Lone Star State. These awards range in honoring extraordinary volunteers, professionals, youth, educators, businesses, local/civic governments, organizations, and specific projects and programs.

The Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industry Award is one of ten categories and recognizes efforts made by organizations to enhance their communities and protect the Texas environment. These are the people who work to make their communities cleaner, safer, and more inclusive for residents and visitors. IKEA Grand Prairie is incredibly deserving of this recognition. IKEA Grand Prairie volunteers annually for the City of Grand Prairie Big Event Day of Service and for the Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful Adopt-a-Stream program. These events include assisting elderly neighbors with outdoor projects and removing litter from local streams.

IKEA Grand Prairie supports source reduction, reuse, and recycling through the Furniture Buy Back Program and the As-Is section. IKEA Grand Prairie also provides a location for the City’s Solid Waste Department to collect Christmas trees for recycling into mulch for Grand Prairie residents to pick up at the landfill for free. IKEA GP supports clean energy production by maintaining 2,870 solar panels on their roof and providing electric vehicle charging stations.

“We are proud to honor and recognize Texans who are making a difference in our state,” says Suzanne Kho, Executive Director of Keep Texas Beautiful. “Their actions do more than protect the environment: they inspire community members to get involved and help us keep Texas beautiful.”

For more than 20 years, Keep Texas Beautiful has recognized extraordinary Texans and Texas institutions that are committed to keeping Texas beautiful. Today, these awards serve as a continued reminder of the hard work and dedication of our supporters across the state. IKEA Grand Prairie will be honored at the 2024 KTB Annual Conference. A full list of winners and award descriptions, as well as information about the conference, can be found at www.ktb.org.

About Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Texas the best place to live, work, and play! Our mission is to inspire and empower Texans to make their communities clean and beautiful. We provide resources for community improvement projects, clean-ups, and youth engagement efforts across the state. Our Keep Texas Recycling program provides technical assistance, education, and access to markets to increase recycling in rural and under-served communities.

Everything we do is focused on mobilizing volunteers to take action by providing them with tools, resources, and training. Our fieldwork includes research on best practices for litter reduction along with the development of community programs to prevent the flow of litter to the Gulf of Mexico.

Founded in 1967, Keep Texas Beautiful’s work is driven by its network of affiliate members, communities, volunteers, and supporters that span the state, and reach 17 million Texans annually.

For more information and to find your closest affiliate, visit www.ktb.org. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About IKEA

At IKEA, the vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people by offering welldesigned, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. Ingka Group (Ingka Holding B.V. and its controlled entities) is one of 12 different groups of companies that own and operate IKEA retail under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V. Ingka Group has three business areas: IKEA Retail, Ingka Investments and Ingka Centres. Ingka Group is a strategic partner in the IKEA franchise system, operating 389 IKEA stores in 32 countries – including 52 retail locations in the U.S.

For more information on IKEA U.S., see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.