Mission: Environmental education & awareness
Programs: Don't mess w/texas trashoff: citywide litter cleanup - 459 volunteers; 1,836 volunteer hours; 3,198 pounds of trash collected; in-kind donations: 6,850.
environmental extravaganza shows: administered 13 environmental educational shows on waste reduction, recycling, water conservation, clean water, and litter prevention for grades 3 through 5 at 13 schools. Attendees: 4,038 students; 204 teachers. In kind donations: 800.
trees across sugar land: kslb event held in partnership with the city to reforest and increase the tree canopy in sugar land. Kslb secured donation of the trees and recruited volunteers to plant and mulch 400 five gallon native hardwoods in sugar land memorial park. 224 volunteers; 560 volunteer hours in-kind donations: 7,890.
adopt-a-spot: city program administered by kslb; organizations/individuals adopt a designated area within the city of sugar land for the purpose of litter abatement & beautification. Participants must clean up their spot at least four times per year. The program focuses on areas not covered under the state's adopt-a-highway program. 31 spots adopted representing 301 acres of parks & 5 miles of streets; 636 volunteers; 1,143 volunteer hours; 148 cleanups; collected 292 bags of trash. Sugar land's halloween town: event that offers safe, fun, and green halloween activity. Kslb hosts an environmental education game booth and provides volunteers, recycling education, and recycling containers. 25 volunteers; 71 volunteer hours; 15,000 attendees recycle for reuse: kslb spearheads the collection event in partnership with the fort bend education foundation, the women's center of fort bend county, and fort bend habitat for humanity restore to collect gently used clothing, eyeglasses, household items, building materials, furniture, books and teaching resources to donate to these organizations. Collected: for teachers - 2,629 teacher resources; recycled 31 cell phones. Recycle for sight: 56 eye glasses. Fb women's center: one 17 foot box truck of furniture, household items, and clothing. Restore: one 17 foot box truck of building materials. 44 volunteers; 169 volunteer hours (55 cars). In-kind donations: 1,951. Planet earth cart: developed a mobile environmental educational resource cart valued at 3,000 per cart to donate to local elementary schools to increase student awareness & enhance environmental education. The cart is stocked with fiction and non-fiction books, games, videos, hands-on activities, & teacher resources for grades k- 5. In-kind donations: 1,320. Concert in the park earth day celebration: kslb and the city hosted this environmental educational outreach event. 13 volunteers; 30 volunteer hours (1,000 attendees) speaker's bureau: kslb provides environmental education presentations for youth & adults. 16 events; 9 volunteers; 45 volunteer hours 1,342 attendees. Storm drain marking: kslb/city partnership to mark storm drains to educate the public that the inlets are designed to capture runoff water to prevent flooding, that the inlets flow untreated water into waterways, and tht nothing should be put in storm drains (i. E. Grass clippings, paint, pesticides, etc. ) 56 volunteers; 157 volunteer hours; 325 storm drains marked; 915 door tags on homes. In-kind donations: 10. Borrow a bin program: provided recycle containers for community events and offers volunteer training to ensure success. 13 events; 26,350 attendees; 61 volunteers; 218 volunteer hours. In-kind donations: 48. Duhacsek park trail cleanup: brush and trail clearing and litter collection. 16 volunteers; 79 volunteer hours. Giving spirits charity concert: educational outreach. 1 volunteer; 4 volunteer hours kslb recycles day: celebration of america reycles day at whole foods dedicated to answering recycling questions and increasing awareness. In-kind donations: 504. Recycle bowl: recruited schools to participate in keep america beautiful recycle bowl competition and administered registration and reporting for the schools. 3,256 volunteers; 6,512 volunteer hours. In-kind donations: 450. Whold foods community giving day: educational outreach and whole foods donated 5% of their net sales for the day. 2 volunteers; 2 volunteer hours. In-kind donations: 5. Sl texas stream team training: kslb/city partnership event - kslb recruited volunteers and handled details and administration of training. 18 volunteers; 125 volunteer hours. In-kind donations: 170. Ktb affiliate training: kslb hosted a day of training for affiliates of keep texas beautiful. 25 volunteers; 200 volunteer hours. In-kind donations: 502. Code enforcement training: kslb/city partnership - training for code enforcement officers. 1 volunteer; 9 volunteer hours. In-kind donations: 1,250. Youth advisory board: educational outreach meetings held monthly with high school students; 13 volunteers; 144 volunteer hours. In-kind donations: 150. Ruggles green grand opening celebration: community outreach. 5 volunteers; 25 volunteer hours. In-kind donations: 150. Permanent public recycling program: kslb obtained a grant to implement a new public recycling program. In-kind donations: 3,760.