Students encouraged to put their green foot forward this school year

September 23, 2009

By hammersmith

Make it a Green School Year

It’s a new school year and we know you’re eager to start it off right. Waste Management and Discovery Education have just what you need to introduce your students to the 4 R’s of environmental education.

Visit for a comprehensive set of free K-12 lessons, videos, and interactive tools that will reverse the way you think about waste. Highlights include:

K-5: Teachers and students virtually sort through materials that would otherwise go to waste to discover different properties of various recyclable materials.

6-8: Students begin to think about their own strategies for curbing the problem of too much waste.

9-12: Students explore the process of recovering energy from waste.

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