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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.
Texas PTA Resources
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.
Register to receive sustainability news and announcements
Additional PTA Resources
A K-8 program that provides action “coupons” to help kids participate in reducing carbon footprint and tracking their success
Complete repository of environmental info from the City of Dallas, plus regular blog updates
A national award program recognizing environmental excellence in schools
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!
Environmental education curriculum, resources and links
Tips for avoiding wasteful habits and making small changes to conserve water
App for making campus recycling signs
Texas-focused conservation and pollution prevention tips, plus games and resources for kids
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.
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.
Texas Two Step
Thank you for serving as a member of your 2021-2022 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.