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Resources for Students
Waste Reduction and Recycling:
Learn how you can conserve resources, save energy, and prevent waste when "buying green".
Provides information about recycling used motor oil for teenagers.
As a Planet Protector, your mission is to improve the world around you by making less trash. Planet Protectors also help other people learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
This campaign helps you make informed decisions for protecting the environment in your day-to-day life. The following resources will inspire you to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste -- to "make a difference" at home, at school, and in your community.
Learn how to be waste-free! EPA developed the Waste-Free Lunch poster to help students learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle items in their school lunches.
Community Service and Volunteering:
Serves as a follow-on resource to Volunteer for Change: A Guide to Environmental Community Service (below)-providing examples of volunteer projects for recycling, reuse, compost, and household hazardous waste.
Offers suggestions and examples of volunteer opportunities and projects related to material and waste management.
Setting up Programs:
Provides an outline for planning environmentally aware events such as meetings, workshops, festivals, picnics, and sporting events. Includes profiles of successful events that have been held, and step by step procedures for coordinating events using a planning checklist.
Educate your school and group about setting up a waste reduction program.
Provides case studies from several communities for recovery of food discards.
Explains how any state, municipality, or private business that deals with food, can reduce its solid waste by facilitating the donation of wholesome surplus food according to the food hierarchy. Also lists ways you can join the growing food recovery movement, and provides a framework to help you protect the environment while making a difference in the daily lives and futures of hungry families across our nation.