Friday, March 11, 2011

This month we focused on Waste Out of Place and we conducted a lunchroom trash audit. Our results will be posted soon.

If you have a chance, challenge your family to the ‘home trash audit’ to calculate how much waste do you produce in a day. Do you produce more or less than the national average of 4.6 lbs of garbage a day?

Please take some time to review what your child learned during the trash audit and check out some or all of these websites.

Watch ‘Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout’ together from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Download the EPA’s ‘Trash and Climate Change: Planet Protectors Discover the Hidden Reasons to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’ Activity Book

Go on a virtual field trip to a landfill:

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