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Simple Waste Reduction Lesson Plan

COMMUNITY CENTERGreen EducationApr 27, 2020Rebekah Eastep

Author: Rebekah Eastep

Eaton Middle School Lunch Recycling Program

Ok, parents. How are we doing? We’re five weeks in to this homeschooling adventure and hope everyone is starting to fall into routine. If you aren’t, well that’s ok too. Homeschooling encourages teaching methods that are outside of the box and creativity reigns! No worksheets are required to count cars on a neighborhood walk, identify the materials making up a bird’s nest, or discuss fractions while making dinner. Education is everywhere!

We have covered a lot of water over the last month — water cycles, watersheds, and wastewater treatment. Last week, we paused to reflect on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a monumental milestone for our environment. Because of Earth Day we now have regulations to protect our air, water, and wildlife from pollution.

Today we’ll turn to our most popular topic at askHRgreen.org – RECYCLING. Everywhere we go, people want to talk with us about waste management. Everyone has questions! Hopefully this week’s lesson plan will help your student understand there is no “away” when we throw things away in the trash. And you parents may learn a thing or two yourselves! We challenge your families to take what you learn today and change one wasteful behavior for one week. If it’s easy, just keep up the good habit.

 

Week Five: Waste Management

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Experiments & Activities – all ages, parental supervision may be required

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