Teens4Green, the service-based club focused on environmental awareness and enhancement created by Frisco teens for Frisco teens, has won the Youth Category at the 2017 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards.
Teens4Green — why does that sound so familiar, you ask? Because T4G was the program, along with the City of Frisco Environmental Services, that won the gReen3 Thumb Award at the 2016 NTCRA awards luncheon!
From the TEEA.org website, “Teens4Green collaborates with the city’s Environmental Services department to host events that aim to educate the community and recruit volunteers to help with litter abatement and beautification. In 2016, they hosted 43 events where teens dedicated over 900 volunteer hours. The events fall under four themes — pollution prevention, community outreach, agriculture, and education.
The City of Frisco estimates that Teens4Green saved the city over $18,000 in 2016 with their generous contribution of volunteer hours. Teens4Green assists the city by providing support and cleanup for city events. In return, the teens receive guidance and assistance from city staff that helps them host high-quality events of their own with no out-of-pocket expense. Last year, the teens assisted with event preparation and registration, litter cleanup, and managing recycling stations during Frisco’s annual Earth Day Celebration where over 2,000 community volunteers removed one ton of trash from Frisco’s streets and parks.”
Way to go, City of Frisco Environmental Services, a member of the NTCRA, and the Frisco Teens4Green for your accomplishment and for setting the example we all can follow.