OKC Beautiful's programming works to beautify our city, prevent and abate litter, educate youth about environmental science and stewardship, and more!
This program focuses on expanding tree canopy throughout the metro area through tree plantings, giveaways, education, and more. Each year, we plant or distribute hundreds of trees to community members, schools, neighborhoods, and more. Learn more.
LitterBlitz is a volunteer program where individuals, families, businesses, and organizations help improve our environmental health by cleaning up litter! If you would like to organize a clean up with a group, we will provide you the supplies you need. Click here to learn more.
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 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.
The LandScapes program allows businesses and corporations to take ownership in their community by sponsoring a public LandScapes project. We currently maintain 39 LandScape sites throughout the city, primarily along heavily-trafficked corridors like Classen Blvd. and Northwest Expressway. View our LandScapes and learn more.
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.
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 sustainable gardening classes, zero waste topics, 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.
Sustainability Social Hour:
This program brings people together over a common love of Oklahoma City and the environment. These events occur on the second Wednesday of each month and feature a different special guest and topic each time. Learn more here.
This program empowers 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.
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.