Texas PTA promotes environmental awareness initiatives that unite parents, students, teachers and campus administrators in an effort to protect children and their environment.

Recycled Art Contest Theme is..."MY CLEAN & GREEN COMMUNITY!"

Students may submit their entries to their school no later than October 19, 2020 to the front office at Reed Elementary 1200 Rivercrest Blvd. 


Option 1:

Students may create a sculpture of materials found as litter in and around Allen that should have been recycled in the City’s Recycling Program instead of thrown on the ground or in the waterways. They may also utilize items found in their home recycling carts. Please do not purchase “new” material at the store unless it is a poster board or foam board to use as a base for the sculpture. Sculpture should be no larger than 15” x 15” x 25”, approximately the size of a small recycle bin. Students may use glue, wire, tape, twine or string, or any other adhesive method to create their sculpture.


Option 2:

Students may create a drawing OR composite visual art of litter, with emphasis on litter that should have been recycled in the City’s Recycling Program, no smaller than 8 ½” x 11” and no larger than 18” x 24”. Students may use colored pencils, charcoal, crayons, paint or markers for the poster. If composite visual art, at least 60% must be original, hand-drawn/painted art and up to 40% may be from composite materials such as recyclables (including cartons). Students may use glue, wire, tape, twine or string, or any other adhesive method to create their artwork.


All students (public, private, homeschool) grades K – 12 who live within the City of Allen are eligible to participate! Due Date: October 23rd by 5:00 PM.


Entries turned into Reed will be awarded with a certificate of Participation and a special treat.


The top 3 entries per grade will receive certificates and a goodie bag. Reed's environmental chair will then forward to compete at the City level no later than October 23rd.


This annual competition for Allen ISD students is held in conjunction with Allen Recycles Day.


Overall winners will be recognized on November 7 during an online virtual ceremony.


Contest Rules 2020

Entry Form 2020


 See KAB for more details.


2019 Winners


Keep Allen Beautiful (KAB) is an organization dedicated to developing and fostering programs which help make Allen a cleaner, healthier and more attractive city. KAB hosts a number of annual programs and provides public education and outreach opportunities year-round.


The mission of the Allen Garden Club is to educate the people in Allen and surrounding areas about natural gardening practices and the benefits of gardening, encouraging people to conserve our natural resources and exemplify public spirit by participation in community service projects.



KAB and Allen Garden Club host Allen's National Planting Day. The event celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. On this day residents are encouraged to make a special effort to plant native species at home and join a volunteer effort to beautify the community. This year's National Planting Day is September 8th.

Educator Expo - SEPTEMBER CANCELLED 2020

STAY TUNE for online information from vendors.


The Educator Expo gives educators a chance to network & discover educational programs designed to enhance curricula. Teachers, home school groups, scout leaders, and PTA members are invited to attend. 


This annual event provides resident the opportunity to bring items for reuse or recycling to the City Hall parking lot. Participating organizations are on hand to collect these items. Middle and high school students are encouraged to receive volunteer hours by helping operate the event. 



This contest challenges 4th and 5th grade students to design and create informational posters according to the theme and utilizing the Activity Guide and the Rubric.  Keep Allen Beautiful judges the posters.

Winners are recognized at an Allen City Council meeting in February. The first place winner receives recognition at his/her school and a tree planted in their honor.


Contest rules and lesson plans will be posted soon at KAB


Keep Allen Beautiful and The Shoe Bank host this contest every spring. Allen ISD schools (K-12) compete to donate the most new or gently-used shoes to the shoe bank. The school collecting the most pairs per student wins the grand prize.

Earthfest is a community celebration of the great outdoors. This family-friendly event features hands-on environmental activities, nature walks, bird watching, wildlife presentations and more. Join the  Earthfest Facebook Page for updates.


This is the largest cleanup event in Collin County! Residents can drop off trash, computers, household goods, yard waste, cardboard, shoes, cell phones eyeglasses and more. Items will be reused or recycled if possible. Paper shredding services are also available. Middle and high school students who need volunteer hours are encouraged to participate. See KAB for more info.


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