With 27,000 local chapters and 6.8-million members nationwide, the PTA can have a major impact on environmental projects.
The PTA of Davis Elementary in Georgia raised more than $2,000 through recycling projects. It then set up environmental programs and endangered species adoptions.
You can set up a "green committee" in your local PTA to plan environmental and recycling activities for your school.
Reprinted from the book The Next Step: 50 More Things You Can Do to Save the Earth, The Earth Works Press, Berkeley, Calif.