Programs

OKC Beautiful's programming works to beautify our city, prevent and abate litter, educate youth about environmental science and stewardship, and more! 

LitterBlitz:                                              LitterBlitz

LitterBlitz is a volunteer program where individuals, civic groups, families, businesses, and organizations help improve our environmental health by cleaning up litter! If you would like to organize a clean up, we will provide you the supplies you need. Click here to learn more. 

 

OKC Harvest: OKCH

Bringing environmental science to life through school gardens! To do this we involve students in the preparation of garden soil, planting, growing and eating healthy foods. Our educators provide curriculum tied to state standards. Learn more and check out our lessons!

 

Mother Earth:Mother Earth

Mother Earth teaches students an appreciation of nature and the environment at an early age! We reach 20,000 elementary school students annually. The program begins with a school-wide interactive play performed by professional actors. Mother Earth, Darlin’ Daisy, and Larry the Litterbug lead the students through lessons on litter abatement, recycling, and water conservation. Click here to learn more. 

 

LandScapes:LandScapes

The LandScapes program allows businesses and corporations to take ownership in their community by sponsoring a public LandScapes project. We currently maintain 35 LandScape sites throughout the city, primarily along heavily-trafficked corridors like Classen Blvd. and Northwest Expressway. View our LandScapes and learn more. 

 

Earth Academy:Teen Board

The OKC Beautiful Earth Academy is a unique opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to connect with the community as well as their environment. Each class delves into a different environmental topic, such as conservation, waste reduction, public transportation, renewable energy, and more. We are working to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards! Learn more and check out the fun. 

 

Yoga in the Park:Yoga

This program started in 2017 as a way to encourage OKC citizens to explore parks throughout the city. Yoga in the Park is FREE to attend and open to people of all ages and abilities. Classes are hosted April - October on first and third Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. and rotates to a different park each session.

 

Grow OKC:Grow OKC

This program provides monthly educational and networking opportunities for adults. Events are planned and put on by the Grow OKC Board, a group of young professionals in Oklahoma City. Events have included tours of Oklahoma City's districts, herb planting, vermicomposting classes, and more. See past events here.

 

Cigarette Litter Prevention Program:

Cigarettes are the most littered item in America. We are working to prevent that in Oklahoma City. We provide receptacles free of charge to commercial districts and organizations. Cigarette waste is collected and sent to Terracycle to be repurposed. This program also include outreach and education about the harms of cigarette litter. Learn more and request receptacles here. 

 

Adopt-A-Park:

This program enables volunteer groups to adopt a park, median or greenbelt to maintain. This program gives everyone a chance to help beautify Oklahoma City's public parks and lands and enhance our city. Volunteers can choose to pick up litter, mow, or make city-approved landscape improvements on a year-round basis. Each group is recognized with a sign acknowledging its efforts in its park or median. Learn more here.

 

Monthly Beautification Awards:MBA

We present Monthly Beautification Awards to recognize businesses and residents that have taken particular care of their corner of OKC, making it more beautiful. Any Oklahoma City resident, as well as members of the program committee, can make the nominations. These winners are supplied with an attractive award sign at their location for the month in which they are selected. Learn more and nominate someone here. 

 

Recycle Bin Loan Program:

We have 40 recycle bins (with lids) available for you to  check out & use at your next event. Whether you use one bin or all 40, they are FREE and  available to you and your organization. Neighborhood picnics, holiday celebrations, community  runs and walks, school activities, business meetings and conferences are just a few examples  of when your organization could use the bins to promote and support recycling efforts. Request a bin here. 

 

Tree OKC:

 This program focuses on expanding tree canopy throughout the metro area through tree plantings, giveaways, education, and more. Learn more.