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Besmart
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: This waste reduction website from Wisconsin highlights events and efforts from their state and identifies national resources as well as creative events and programs that could be modified for local use.
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Campus Zero Waste
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - School Projects - Web site
Summary: This is a resource dedicated to helping colleges and universities serve as effective role models and how they can reduce waste and conserve resources. Action guidelines are provided for recycling, reducing/reusing, composting and establishing zero waste campu...
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College Recycling LInks
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: School Projects - Web site
Summary: Links about recycling and conserving for college students are offered.
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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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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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Rethink the School Year
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: Greening Schools offers suggestions to teachers who are interested in reducing waste at the start of the school year and continuing throughout the year. This is a list of recommended websites and several activities.
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Tools for Zero Waste Schools (K-12)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Links for kids and for teachers on zero waste projects include waste reduction, composting, vermi-composting, special topics, pollution prevention and songs.
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Waste Prevention Terms
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: Postconsumer Content, Postmanufacture Content, Precycling, etc. Perhaps some clarification might help. Non-technical definitions of common waste prevention terms are provided.
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Waste Reduction at School
Type: Case Study - Classroom Games and Activities - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Young people are learning more and more about the importance of protecting our natural environment and resources. Many of them are working with teachers and administrative staff to implement environmental programs in their schools. In addition to the knowled...
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Waste Reduction Education
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Classroom Games and Activities - School Projects
Summary: Simple reduction and reuse ideas pay off for schools and can actually provide economic incentives. This site includes a list of activities and success stories.
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Who is responsible for the pollution, the kids or the teachers?
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