Schools are places where a lot of resources are consumed and a lot of waste is generated. Here are some ideas for involving your class in waste-related activities that help to reduce the ecological footprint of schools.
The Bike and Walk to School poster design contest is a way to get students thinking and drawing about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and making changes which benefit the environment.
Buy Nothing Day always falls on the last Friday in November, traditionally the first day of Christmas shopping. The Media Awareness Network provides a great teaching resource for Buy Nothing Day.
The ASRTS Handbook and Resource Guide is available in hard copy to Manitoba schools and communities at no charge. You can also download the guide by chapter or by resource.
Because of climate change, young people today will live in a very different environment than the one their parents and grandparents were born in. This resource for youth explains climate change and the greenhouse effect.