ERIC Number: ED430773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Community-Based Solid Waste Management: A Training Facilitator's Guide.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Urban environmental management and environmental health issues are of increasing concern worldwide. The need for urban environmental management work at the local level where the Peace Corps works most effectively is significant, but training materials dedicated specifically to community-based solid waste management work in urban areas are lacking. This manual presents a facilitator's approach to community-based solid waste management (CBSWM). Objectives include providing training sessions for development workers beginning and continuing solid waste management projects; providing information about solid waste management for people interested in the issues; compiling designs of solid waste transport vehicles, storage containers, and landfill models in one place to serve as a reference source; and compiling the experiences of solid waste collection systems worldwide so that others may learn from past successes and failures. This guide is divided into seven sections: 1) Introduction; 2) Guide To Selecting the Best Sections for Your Needs; 3) How To Conduct a Site Visit for CBSWM Activities; 4) Planning a CBSWM Workshop; 5) Raising Our Own Awareness and Building a Community Base (sessions 1-11 of the workshop); 6) Implementing CBSWM (sessions 12-28 of the workshop); and 7) Lesson Plans for Educators (adaptable to a variety of classroom situations for students of all levels). Also includes a bibliography and lists of additional resources. (PVD)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Problems, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Physical Environment, Pollution, Postsecondary Education, Public Health, Solid Wastes, Teaching Guides, Urban Improvement, Waste Disposal, Workshops
Peace Corps, Information Collection and Exchange, 1990 K Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20526.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.