DID YOU KNOW?
the Greater DFW Recycling Alliance
(GDFWRA) presented the City of Frisco's
Environmental Services Department with an
Environmental Vision Award to recognize our
Outstanding Environmental Public Education
and Outreach Program.
To learn more about our special award, click here!
From January 23 to February 3 this year,
Frisco Schools collected phone books
To create 500 new phone books, it takes:
...About 17-31 trees
...About 7,000 gallons of water
...About enough electricity to power an
average home for six months
...And when we throw 500 phone books in the trash, they take up about 3.3 cubic yards of landill space!
Results of this district-wide contest will be posted soon!
For more information about "opting out"
of a local phone book and other
bulk mailings, click here.
Did you know that many Frisco Schools
celebrated the "season of giving"
by donating their shoes to be reused?
During the recent holiday season,
Frisco Schools partnered with Shoe Bank to donate
GENTLY USED SHOES at school to help children
both locally and internationally!
This year, Frisco students donated
more than 3,000 pairs of shoes!
Way to go Frisco !!!
Did you know that you can
recycle batteries at school?
Between November 7 - 18 this year, Frisco Schools celebrated Texas Recycles Day
by bringing USED UP BATTERIES to school
to help REDUCE HARMFUL WASTE in our landfill!
Frisco students collected
nearly 4,000 pounds of batteries!
This weight is comparable to that of an average car!
Did you know that reusing / donating pet items you no longer need can help homeless animals?
For two weeks this fall, Frisco Schools brought
GENTLY USED PET ITEMS to school
to benefit the FRISCO HUMANE SOCIETY!
Frisco students collected a record number of items this year and will be able to help many injured, sick and homeless animals in Frisco!
Do you have a copy of
the new Frisco Environmental Services Coloring Book
"What I Do To Green My School?"
Ten Frisco ISD students just like you entered our idea contest. See their pictures, ideas and other fun activities while you learn about ways you can keep your school Clean and Green.
If you would like a copy, contact Ms. Molly to receive yours.
Click here to check your answers to the puzzles in the coloring book.
Calling all environmentally-minded Frisco citizens! Would you like to be a part of the OFFICIAL FRISCO GREEN TEAM?
Just get a copy of one of our coloring books and look for the pledge on the back page. Fill it out and return it to:
C/O Ms. Molly
6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75034
Or email it to:
email@example.com to get your own Official Membership Card.
My name is "Cari” the Cart. I love to recycle. Have you seen the picture below on my lid?
Is there anything different about this picture than the picture that is on YOUR "Cari" at home?
Find your "Cari" at home and look at the picture on her lid. Can you find what has been changed?
If you can find the change in the picture, email Ms. Molly with the correct answer to get a recycling prize. Remember to include your name, phone number, and address.
Rufus and the Green Team Around Town
You can see the whole Frisco Green Team traveling around town.
We now have a new Frisco Green Team Prius dedicated to our "green"
education programs. Our pictures are also on the side of the recycling trucks.
Look for them on your recycling day.
There's always a helpful message printed on the side of the Recycling Trucks.
You can also see Rufus all over town anywhere "Green Team" members are doing recycling projects.
School Green Teams
All FISD schools have a "Green Team." They are helping to collect the recycling items in your school! When you see them, tell them what a great job they are doing!
And remember, beware of CONTAMINATION!
The Green Team will be watching!
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Collin County conduct their quarterly Adopt-a-Street clean up.
Shawnee Trail students show their Adopt-A-Street pride!
If your group, school or organization would like a visit from Rufus, ideas on fun recycling projects or information about being "Green Team" members, contact Ms. Molly by email or by calling (972) 292-5914.