As a part of RE Sources' Green Classrooms Certification program, this stupendous first grade class decided to take on a waste prevention project.
The Green Classroom Certification program is a FREE program that provides teachers a meaningful, simple way to integrate conservation education into the curriculum and initiate sustainable changes in the classrooms and beyond.
Did you know…?
In their lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. This means that, on average, each adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs. of trash for his or her children.
Teachers, looking for action project ideas?Consider the following possibilities:
- Do a litter clean up around a nearby park
- Do a Waste-Free Lunches Campaign in your school
- Host a rainwater catchment or backyard composting workshop for parents and teachers
Contact the Green Classroom Coordinator if you want your class take on any of these ideas or would like hands-on help with another Action Project you have in mind: email@example.com or call (360) 733.8307.
What does it take to become certified?The program starts with hosting a workshop in your classroom, which concludes with your class making a pledge to improve some habit or behavior related to your chosen topic. Then the class completes an Action Project, something that works on a slightly larger scale regarding your topic and ideally has a positive effect upon the school or community as a whole.
If you’re an elementary classroom teacher and are interested in participating in this new and exciting program, contact the Sustainable Schools Team at (360) 733-8307 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!