Environmental Services

 

Join the Council Environmental Services Facebook Group! CLICK HERE!

 

Thank you for being a part of the effort to expand environmental awareness and activism in Richardson ISD! Below are some resources to help you serve your school community.

 

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child


The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child, or WSCC model, is the CDC's framework for addressing health in schools.  The WSCC model is student-centered and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. Visit the CDC website to learn about the 10 components of the WSCC model.

 

 

National PTA Resources

 

Since its founding, National PTA has worked to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. Over the years, National PTA has recognized the growing importance of environmental issues and the impact they have on the health and welfare of children and their families. PTA members have a responsibility to promote environmental health and safety, and to help protect our world’s finite natural resources.

 

National PTA recognizes the scientific consensus surrounding climate change and the impact of human activities. Children represent a particularly vulnerable group already suffering disproportionately from both direct and indirect adverse health effects of anthropogenic global warming.

 

Read the full National PTA Position Statement on Environmental Health, Remediation, Sustainability and Climate Change

 

 

Texas PTA Resources

 

The Go Green Initiative

A Texas PTA partner organization that provides free volunteer support, training and guidance for environmental education and programs. Download the Planning Guide to get started.

 

Sign-up page for Texas PTA environmental updates

Register to receive sustainability news and announcements

 

 

Additional PTA Resources

 

Cool the Earth

A K-8 program that provides action “coupons” to help kids participate in reducing carbon footprint and tracking their success 

 

Green Dallas

Complete repository of environmental info from the City of Dallas, plus regular blog updates

 

Green Star Schools Program

A national award program recognizing environmental excellence in schools

 

Keep Texas Beautiful

Resources, programs and awards focused on litter prevention, community beautification and waste reduction. Keep an eye out for the Don’t Mess with Texas school art contest in January!

 

Kids for Saving Earth

Environmental education curriculum, resources and links

 

Save Dallas Water

Tips for avoiding wasteful habits and making small changes to conserve water

 

Stopwaste.org Signmaker

App for making campus recycling signs

 

Take Care of Texas

Texas-focused conservation and pollution prevention tips, plus games and resources for kids

 

Walk & Bike to School

Join students, families, school leaders, community partners and mayors around the country on October 4 to celebrate the benefits of walking to school during International Walk to School Day.

 

Zero Waste Lunch

Pointers for packing waste-free lunches for kids

 

For more information, or if you have suggestions for resources to share on this page, please contact the RISD Council Environmental Services Chair.

 

Environmental/Garden/Beautification Chair(s) or PTA Presidents, check out these upcoming events open to the public:

Garden Sign Making Event
Saturday, November 13 from 9:00-11:00 at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet School


Upcoming Events

Let’s get together: We’re hosting a school garden gathering, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for NTx School Garden Network Spring Meet Up - Coppell, March 26, 2022 at 9:30 AM. All participants will receive a Plant a Seed Kit from Slow Food DFW & Whole Foods. Register soon because space is limited.

 

Go Green at Passover University April 10: E-Waste Recycling & Eco-Cleaning Workshop

 

E-Waste Recycling: Bring your electronic waste to Temple Shalom on April 10th during Passover University from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Junk Luggers, the caring alternative to junk removal, will take your e-waste free of charge and make sure as much of it as possible is reused, recycled, donated or diverted from the landfill. Junk Luggers will accept anything with a cord (other than tube/CRT TVs and monitors), sort through it, and make sure each item is handled appropriately. They offer a certificate of destruction for all hard drives and donation receipts for some newer items in good working condition.

 

Eco-Cleaning Workshop: Join the Shomrei Adamah (Guardians of the Earth) team for this course incorporating a 4,000-year-old Passover cleaning tradition and 21st century eco-friendly cleaning products. Students will be taught the mitzvah of b'dikat chametz and kashering the kitchen followed by a hands-on workshop.  Students will be provided materials and instructed how to make their own glass spray bottle of essential oil infused eco-friendly cleaning solutions to take home and use.

 

Learn about the different school gardens in Richardson ISD: April 16th, 1pm - 4pm.  This tour will be a driving tour, so please carpool if you can. RSVP 

Download event flyer

 

 

 

 Join PTA - #MarnisAngels

Sign Up as a member of Marni's Angel program to support RISD PTAs! Click here to visit our membership page

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Register with Texas PTA

Thank you for serving as a member of your 2022-2023 Local PTA Executive Board! Every local Officer and Chair must register with the Texas PTA so that they can communicate with you on important updates throughout the coming year.