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Back to School Waste Prevention
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: Start the school year off with less wasteful materials. Identify some ways to reuse from the previous year, to buy wisely and recycled, to manage batteries and reuse or recycle electronics and plan lunch for waste reduction. Some very good suggestions, combi...
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Creating Less Trash at School
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - List
Summary: Creative suggestions for creating less waste at school.
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Educating children to be the Future responsible consumers
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: A collection of resources from Europe that emphasize back-to-school green campaigns, waste prevention in school curricula, and overviews of activities and logic supporting these activities.
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Go Back to School Green: Top Ten Waste Reduction and Recycling Tips
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - School Projects
Summary: Students, parents and teachers can all make a difference in reducing waste at school. By practicing the "3 Rs" of waste reduction -- reduce, reuse, and recycle -- you can all do your part. This is a list of potential activities and suggestions for all.
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Laptop Lunches: Tools to Eat Smart
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Their mission is to provide suggestions for creating fun, practical food containers and user guides that promote better nutrition and waste reduction. Their website provides newsletters with valuable information, recipes, community projects (from around the c...
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Put Waste Reduction at the Top of Your Shopping List
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist
Summary: What a delightful phrase, "I think I'll buy some garbage today." The Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance provides tips for reducing waste in school and at lunch.
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Rethinking School Lunch
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - School Projects
Summary: The RSL guide provides tools and creative solutions to the challenges of improving school lunch programs, student performance, and the well-being of our children. Drawing from first-hand experience, each of the 10 chapters highlights goals and challenges, show...
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Schools and Waste
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This two-page fact sheet offers suggestions for reducing waste in schools that includes the cafeteria.
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Waste-free Lunch Programs
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - School Projects - Workshops
Summary: This is a "how-to" site for developing a waste-free lunch program at a school. The program was created as a grassroots efforts by some concerned parents. Their waste-free lunch program started when a group of parents noticed how much trash the students were g...
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