Environment & Sustainability Chair: Clarissa P. e.sustainability@everettptsacouncil.org

How does it play a role in local PTAs?  

Climate change is an urgent issue, disproportionately impacting children  and socially vulnerable populations. PTA can make a difference. 

Last May, Everett Council PTSA passed a resolution committing to taking steps toward sustainability,  including establishing a position on the board for a Sustainability Chair. Local PTAs can also incorporate environmental sustainability principles in their  activities! 

How can local PTAs incorporate sustainability in their activities? 

• Designate an environmental sustainability chair 

Ask your members if anyone has a particular interest in climate change, going green, or the  environment. Consider designating them to be your PTA’s sustainability chair. 

• Reduce waste at PTA activities 

Reduce the use of single-use plastics at PTA events, use digital instead of paper files where  possible, invest in reusable signs/banners, and explore other strategies to reduce waste. 

• Partner with the school to implement strategies to promote sustainability 

Work with your school’s administration and teachers to encourage recycling, reduce food and  other waste, and explore other strategies to promote sustainability at school.

If you want to talk about more ways to collaborate to reduce waste and promote sustainability in your PTA and school, please send us an email!