GREEN PROGRAMS IN FRISCO ISD
"The Gary Burns Fun Run" - A ZERO WASTE EVENT
The Gary Burns Fun Run is a beloved Frisco tradition,
and an important fundraising event for the Frisco Education Foundation. It is also traditionally a "Zero Waste" event, meaning that we try to divert at least 90% of waste from the landfill (in the form of compostable and recyclable material).
This year, we met our goals with flying colors!
We collected 940 lbs of compost/recycle
and ONLY 55 lbs of trash.
This means we diverted 94.47% of our total waste,
and ONLY sent 5.53% to the landfill. Way to go Frisco!!!
We would like to thank Community Waste Disposal (CWD) for providing waste receptacles for the event. And we would not have achieved such amazing success without our Zero Waste Volunteers!
A special thank you goes to Tyler Shumway for coordinating volunteers as part of his Eagle Scout Project, and we are also grateful for assistance provided by the Collin Association for Sustainable Efforts (CASE) and Collin College Service Learning students.
Read more: click here.
"Tricks and Treats" REUSE Pet Items Drive
For two weeks this fall, Frisco Schools brought
GENTLY "RE-USED" PET ITEMS to school
to benefit the FRISCO HUMANE SOCIETY!
See the promotional video here.
Frisco students collected a record number of items this year and will be able to help many injured, sick and homeless animals in Frisco. CLICK HERE TO SEE DONATIONS!
To meet some of the adoptable dogs and cats of the
Frisco Humane Society, visit their website here.
Maybe YOUR family can provide one of
these animals with a forever home!
To find out what green educational programs are happening at your school,
ask your school's Green Team Coordinator or PTA Environmental Chair.
Check out the Frisco PTA Environmental page to learn about current programs across the district.
WWW . FRISCO GREEN TEAM . ORG
Check out our new "green" website for kids, at www.FriscoGreenTeam.org.
Rufus and friends make learning about the environment both educational and fun!
Plus! Last year's "Recycle Bowl" winning schools in Frisco are posted on this website, in the FISD section, under the "Green Team @ My School" link.
During Recycle Bowl (October-November 2012), Frisco elementary and middle schools recycled nearly 33,000 pounds. High schools together recycled more than 11,000 pounds! Keep up that "green teamwork," Frisco!
If you participated in Recycle Bowl, Ms. Molly and Rufus have a message for you! Click here.
DID YOU KNOW?
During the summer of 2012,
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!
RUFUS AND THE GREEN TEAM... ALWAYS ON THE MOVE!
It's easy to spot Rufus and the Green Team when we're traveling around town. Our brightly colored Frisco Green Team vehicles are dedicated to promoting environmental education across the city. Our pictures are even on the side of many recycling trucks! Look for them on your recycling day.
There's always a helpful message printed on the side of our Green Team vehicles!
New! Frisco "Green-Team-Mobile" and recycling truck "Ms. Recyclina"
You can also see Rufus all over town anywhere "Green Team" members are doing recycling projects!
To request a visit from Rufus to support your school or environmental project, contact Ms. Molly.
Allen Elementary Green Team 2013,
promoting Walk To School Day
SCHOOL GREEN TEAMS
All FISD schools have a "Green Team."
This group of students collects all the recycling for your school,
and helps to promote awareness about environmental issues across our community.
When you see them, make sure to tell them
what a great job they are doing!
If your group, school or organization would like a visit from Rufus, ideas on fun recycling projects or information about becoming "Green Team" members, contact Ms. Molly by email or by calling (972) 292-5914.
EDUCATIONAL COLORING BOOK SERIES
The NEWEST addition to our educational coloring book series is...
"Superheroes for the Environment - in Frisco!"
Frisco kids entered our Summer Photo Contest to show us how they "blast the trash," "zap the litter," and "SAVE THE WORLD" using their Clean and Green powers every day, right here in Frisco.
To obtain your own copy, contact Ms. Molly ...
OR watch for the marching Green Team members during this year's Community Parade on Saturday, November 9. They'll be handing out FREE copies of this coloring book!
Grab yourself a copy of
the Frisco Environmental Services Coloring Book
"Rufus Recycles... at Lunch!"
Work through this activity book and learn how to reduce waste,
reuse and recycle every day - in the classroom AND at lunch.
TIP: If you mail us the Rufus Recycles Pledge on the back of this coloring book, you can obtain a very "RE-useful" prize!
If you would like a copy, contact Ms. Molly.
Do you have a copy of the
Frisco Environmental Services Coloring Book
"Plastic Bag Blues" ?
This activity book reminds us that we can recycle plastic bags in Frisco, BUT they can't go in your blue cart! Bring bags to our Environmental Collection Center (6616 Walnut Street), or bring them to school!
Did you know?
Every Frisco school accepts batteries, plastic bags, ink cartridges,
cell phones and shoes for recycling or reuse.
Contact Ms. Molly to grab a copy!
Click here to check your answers to the puzzles in the Coloring Book.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Collin County conduct their quarterly Adopt-a-Street clean up.
Shawnee Trail Elementary students show their Adopt-A-Street pride!
To obtain more information about adopting a street in Frisco,
visit our Adopt-A-Street page or contact our Adopt-A-Street Coordinator!