Developing a Waste Reduction Curriculum

Summary:

Develop a Waste Reduction Curriculum that teachers could implement in their classrooms, either with the aid of UGA students or on their own.

Details:

Elementary school students are excited about recycling! They’re quick to learn and they’re passionate about saving the planet. We’ve also heard a lot of stories about kids who get their families recycling more. While this is great, because recycling is an important component of a sustainable lifestyle, kids are not getting the education they need about how to reduce waste in the first place. Bag the Bag has brainstormed a lot of ideas for how to teach kids about waste reduction, but we need your help. We would like to work with a student in the sustainability certificate to develop a Waste Reduction Curriculum that teachers could implement in their classrooms, either with the aid of UGA students or on their own. There are many possibilities for what this could look like, ranging from a single activity and accompanying lesson, to a series of topics. Bag the Bag members are excited to help the project manager in whatever way they need to write and implement the curriculum.

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Resource list

Name Organization Contact/URL Tags
Star Scott Facilities Management Division starscot@uga.edu
Waste
energy efficiency
Office of Sustainability Interns Office of Sustainability sustainability.uga.edu/interns
Transportation
Water
Waste
zero waste
Energy
Food
Residence Halls
art
Human Dimensions
Public Health
Bag the Bag bagthebaguga@gmail.com
Waste
recycling
reuse