ERIC Number: ED338489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Waste Reduction Guide for Indiana Schools.
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.
This guide describes a waste reduction program for Indiana schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. It is designed to be used by any school administrator, teacher, staff person, student and/or parent willing to provide leadership, generate enthusiasm, and publicize the program. By combining traditional lessons with the actual practice of waste reduction and recycling, students can apply their classroom skills to solve real-life problems. In developing this guide, the Indiana Department of Education is responding to a need identified by the General Assembly, communities, and schools to educate children about the waste problem and to provide workable solutions. The guide is divided into 13 sections: (1) "Reasons for Waste Reduction"; (2) "Steps for Starting a School Waste Reduction Program"; (3) "Source Reduction Options"; (4) "Purchasing Recycled Materials"; (5) "Packaging"; (6) "Trash Trivia"; (7) "Paper Trivia"; (8) "Facts" (what the U.S. recycles each year and the energy and money saved); (9) "Activities"; (10) "Award Winning Recycling Programs Currently in Operation"; (11) "1990 NEED Youth Awards for Energy Achievement Involving Recycling"; (12) "Resources for Recycling"; and (13) "Glossary of Recycling Terms." The three activities, which cover social studies, science, and mathematics topics, include a list of needed materials, directions, and questions. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.