Through our programs, we are working to beautify our city, plant trees, prevent and abate litter, educate youth about environmental stewardship, and more!
This program empowers volunteer groups to adopt a park, median or greenbelt to maintain. 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 their efforts in its park or median.
This program provides monthly educational and networking opportunities for adults. Events are planned by the Grow OKC Board, a group of young professionals. Events have included sustainable gardening classes, zero waste topics, herb planting, vermicomposting classes, and more.
Mother Earth teaches students an appreciation of the environment at an early age! We reach 20,000 elementary students each year. The program begins with an interactive play with professional actors that lead the students through lessons on litter abatement, recycling, water conservation and more.
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.
Cigarette Litter Prevention
Cigarettes are the most littered item. We are working to prevent that in Oklahoma City. We provide free receptacles to commercial districts and organizations. Cigarette waste is collected and sent to Terracycle to be repurposed. This program includes outreach and education about the harms of cigarette litter.
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.
Bringing environmental science to life through school gardens! To do this, we involve students in the preparation of garden soil, planting, growing harvesting, and eating healthy foods. Our educators provide interactive lessons tied to state standards in a variety of topics.
Tree OKC focuses on expanding tree canopy throughout the metro area through tree plantings, giveaways, education, advocacy, and more. Each year, we plant or distribute hundreds of trees throughout the community.
The OKC Beautiful Earth Academy is a unique opportunity for high school students to connect with the environment. Each class delves into a different topic, such as conservation, waste reduction, renewable energy, and more. We are working to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards!
It takes a community to keep our community clean!
LitterBlitz is an opportunity for individuals and groups to get out in the community and give back by picking up litter.
You organize a team, and we'll provide the supplies you need.
Recycle Bin Program
Borrow portable recycle bins and lids for you to check out & use at your next event. Whether for a birthday party, festival, or wedding, we encourage event recycling. They are FREE and available to you or your organization. We have a total of 40 bins available, depending on how many are checked out
Community Foresters is an annual 4-week arbor education program that is held every Saturday of February. Learn from a group of local professionals about tree care, identification, planting, pruning, and more!