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2015 Reduce Reuse Recycle & Rock Poetry Slam Contest

By Vicki Gist, Executive Director,
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 02:15pm

Rules and Regulations:

The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rock poetry slam contest is open to students in the following categories:

  • Category I: K – 2nd Grade
  • Category II: 3rd – 5th Grade

All poems must be original and related to Earth Day.

The contest runs from February 11 – March 16, 2015. Entries received after March 16th will be disqualified

Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded on April 18th at the Reduce Reuse Recycle & Rock Earth Day Celebration on the Plaza in Sugar Land Town Square. Winners will be notified prior to April 18th and will have the opportunity to read their poems at a designated time during the event on April 18.

All submissions will be judged by the Keep Sugar Land Beautiful Youth Advisory Board and all decisions are final.

Application form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian to be qualified.

Through submission of poetry, contestants and their legal guardians grant nonexclusive and publication rights to the works submitted.

Poetry can be submitted at:

Brilliant Sky Toys and Books
16160 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone: 281-242-TOYS
Or via email at

Download Poetry Slam Form

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Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration – Saturday, April 26

By Vicki Gist, Executive Director,
Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:55am

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful, The City of Sugar Land, and Town Square invite you to join us for a Sugar Land Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the Plaza at Town Square.

Entertainment will include shows by David Chicken and Texas Snakes & More as well as interactive environmental activities. Interactive booths will address recycling, waste reduction, clean water, water conservation, tree care, nature appreciation and much more.

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful will also accept cell phones to be recycled and eyeglasses for reuse by Recycle for Sight.

Free paper shredding will be provided by Proshred of Houston in the City Hall parking lot from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, during the event. There is a limit of 4 boxes per family.

If you are interested in sponsoring and/or exhibiting at this event, please contact for more information.

"Eco-tainment" in Local Schools

By Vicki Gist,
Monday, August 02, 2010, 09:25am

In May, KSLB and the City of Sugar Land partnered to present two highly entertaining environmental education programs in local public and private schools. Water, Water Everywhere, a comical show about water quality issues featuring Jack Golden, reached over 2000 students and 90 teachers. With the help of H-GAC grant funding, Steve Trash's magical mix of illusion, comedy, and ecology entertained and impacted over 3,100 students and 140 teachers.

KSLB Receives UPS Grant

By Vicki Gist,
Monday, August 02, 2010, 09:18am

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful recently won a $10,000 UPS Foundation Community Improvement Grant to provide six Planet Earth Carts to local schools. The Planet Earth Cart is an environmental education resource that includes books, games, DVD's, and hands on activities. The UPS grant was given to only 16 Keep America Beautiful affiliates across the nation. The award supports organizations with outstanding litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, beautification and community greening programs.

Recycling Tips and Refreshments

Saturday, March 6, 2010
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Whole Foods Sugar Land

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful in partnership with Whole Foods Market invites you to join us for refreshments and recycling tips at the Whole Foods Market in Sugar Land on Saturday, March 6 at 1:00 pm. What can be recycled in your curbside bin? Where can you donate gently used items for reuse? Where can you recycle your cell phone or computer? This is the perfect opportunity to have your recycling questions answered – please plan to join us!

Garbage is My Bag

By Vicki Gist,
Thursday, July 09, 2009, 02:40pm

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful in partnership with the City of Sugar Land, the Houston Galveston Area Council, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality brought the nationally recognized "Garbage is My Bag" show to the public and private middle school sixth graders in Sugar Land on May 12 and May 13.

Why be YardWise - Because it Works!

Would you like a Healthy Beautiful Lawn that saves you money, time, and effort?

Texans spend over $300 million each year to dispose of yard waste in landfills. Billions are spent in total yard care costs: watering, fertilizing, chemicals to combat harmful insects and plant diseases, and professional services.

Planet Earth Cart

The Planet Earth Cart, developed by Keep Sugar Land Beautiful, is a mobile cart stocked with fiction and non fiction books, games, DVDs, and hands on activities that may be incorporated into lesson plans by educators.  Students and teachers in grades k-5 will be able to utilize this environmental educational resource.

Environmental education enables students to understand and appreciate their community. One goal is to increase student awareness and in doing so help them develop habits that will improve and protect our environment. The Planet Earth Carts are sponsored by organizations, businesses, schools, foundations or individuals in partnership with Keep Sugar Land Beautiful.


Speaker's Bureau

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful has a Speaker’s Bureau that is available to speak to youth or adult groups on recycling, waste minimization, beautification, litter prevention, and  nonpoint source pollution.