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Waste Reduction - Back-to-school Waste

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Back to School
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials
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 with these tips from US EPA.
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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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Green Squad, Kids taking action for greener, healthier schools
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Fact sheet - Language Options - Web site
Summary: An interactive tool for students that helps them understand their school their health and the environment and aids them in discovering what they might be able to do to improve the school environment.Interactive tools allow them to explore various rooms but the...
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Lunchroom Trash
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades K-3 and can be used in social science, math and English. Students will take a first-hand look at excess packaging and determine ways to reduce waste.
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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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Reuse + Recycling = Waste Reduction A Guide for Schools & Groups
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Manual/Handbook - School Projects
Summary: "Organized groups have a tremendous opportunity to operate waste reduction programs. School-related groups might include science classes, environmental clubs and parent-teacher organizations. Other groups might include Girl and Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club...
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School Waste Diversion Programs in Other States
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Summary: A variety of states around the country have implemented specific laws that facilitate the diversion of school waste from disposal through waste prevention, recycling, and composting. The California IWMB identifies most of these states, describes their programs...
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School Waste Reduction
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - List - Web site
Summary: Overview and guidelines for reducing school waste, regardless of your responsibiity: school district administrator, recycling conscious teacher or students, or city/county recycling coordinator. These apply to California, but can be examples for other regions....
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Setting up a School Recycling and Waste Reduction Program
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - List - School Projects - Web site
Summary: An outline for establishing a school recycling program at school provides steps, educating the students, conducting waste audits, developing compost and more. Use their side bar and explore the various suggestions and examples.
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Tools for Zero Waste Schools (K-12)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
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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Tools for Zero Waste Schools (K-12)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Two sections accomodate the different interests and needs. One is for teachers and the other is for kids. National and international links allow students opportunities to see what is being done for kids and by kids at other schools and in other communities....
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Tools for Zero Waste Schools (K-12)
Grade Level: 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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Tools for Zero Waste Schools (K-12)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Two sections accomodate the different interests and needs. One is for teachers and the other is for kids. National and international links allow students opportunities to see what is being done for kids and by kids at other schools and in other communities....
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Top 10 Ways to Reduce Waste While Back-to-School Shopping
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist
Summary: Teachers can reflect upon these suggestions when making up the list of materials students need for the upcoming school year.
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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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