Recycling is one of the easiest and most traditional ways to have a positive impact on your environment and community. The simple act of tossing a can into a recycling bin rather than a trashcan not only diverts needless trash from entering landfills, but also decreases the need to extract and process virgin materials from the earth. In this way, recycling saves natural resources and energy, thus helping the economy by reducing production and energy expenses.
Here is a great step by step path to going Green by starting with a recycling program at your school. Why reinvent the wheel? Use this great step by step guide to getting your program started and share with me your successes and failures!
I am about to start one at my daughters’ school here in Chicago and really want to expand the idea just beyond a recycling program.
Why are we recycling? What are the implications for our planet and how will our efforts measurably impact our school, our community and the world?
If kids can undertand in some way (depending on their grade level) WHY they are doing something then I think it will go a long way towards their involvement with and their more complete understanding of why we should recycle (and re-use and reduce) our waste.