Contact chair: environmental [at] planopta.org
Environment Chairman Resources
- Plano Environmental Waste Environmental Education
- Keep Plano Beautiful
- Green Living In Plano
- Plano Environmental Services
- EPA provides ideas for your environmental club. Or activities during an environmental week at your school.
- Plano Water Management provides a guide on Preventing Storm Water Pollution [pdf file]
- Texas PTA Environmental Education, News & Issues and Recycled Art Contest pages.
Examples and Info Environmental Programs
All grade levels at Daffron are doing organic recycling in the lunchroom. This is such an important thing for the students because the City of Plano has been able to divert 45 tons a month of food and paper waste from 29 participating elementary schools away from the landfill to the city municipal compost site. A great science, civics and environmental lesson, all rolled into one.
The school used black plastic on the Discovery Garden because it’s a great natural way to kill weeds. We simply cannot poison our butterfly habitat with toxic chemicals. Consider using alternatives on your lawn and watch the butterflies appear. (Lowe’s, Shades of Green, Wells Brothers and Calloway’s all carry alternatives to commonly used pesticides and herbicides).
Recycle all plastic #1 and #2, aluminum cans, newspapers, junk mail, cardboard (break down those cereal boxes!) and glass. If you need another recycling container, the City of Plano will deliver one to your home, FREE of CHARGE. Just call (972)769-4150 and you may also request a smaller trash container and save money each month!