Programs and Projects
Utopia Recycles serves residents and businesses from three counties by collecting a wide range of household recyclables, batteries and motor oil. Services include Clear Stream Event Recycling, Document Destruction Shredder Service and Electronic Recycling.
The Presidents Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities. In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, Keep Utopia Beautiful has met Keep America Beautiful’s standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio, and administering activities in the areas of Ending Littering, Improving Recycling, and Beautifying Utopia’s Community.
Keep Utopia Beautiful has earned the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award in 2015 and 2016.
The Great Utopia Cleanup (GUCU) is the community’s annual cleanup and beautification program, taking place from annually from March 1 through May 31. GUCU is KUB’s participation in the national Great American Cleanup event and the annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off. Activities usually include beautifying the park, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, removing graffiti, planting trees, conducting special events like the Sabinal River Clean Up, the Bulky Household Trash Day (where citizens can bring such things as mattresses, furniture, wood and non-recyclable plastics), and conducting education programs—anything that keeps our community beautiful.
Beautification - "Welcome to Utopia" Landscaping, Utopia Park Volunteer Work Day, 1st Monday Town Clean-up, Utopia Square Beautification and Holiday Decorating, Bigtooth Maple Tree Planting.
Stewardship and Education
Stars Over Utopia in conjunction with the International Dark Sky Association and Hill Country Alliance, working 'to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting."
Texas Stream Team Monitoring. Upper Sabinal River water quality testing by Utopia Student and KUB members through the Stream Team program sponsored by Texas State University and TCEQ.
School and Community classes and workshops