Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Service-Learning Waste Reduction & Recycling Resources

As the 40th anniversary of EarthDay approaches this April, schools may be seeking environmental service-learning projects to help celebrate the event.  One of the easiest and most impactful sets of actions that students, schools, and communities can take to reduce the human impact on the environment is to reduce the amount of resources we waste, reuse materials and products rather than consuming disposables, increase the amount we recycle, and promote composting of organic materials (rot).


StopWaste.Org and the Alameda County Office of Education have collaborated for more than 10 years to implement the Service-Learning Waste Reduction Project.  We are pleased to announce a new website to support waste reduction through service-learning by sharing the tools and resources we have developed over the years:


The site includes a number of features including:


·         Educational videos to help teach the 4Rs (reduce, reuse recycle, rot)

·         Highlights of best practices from partner schools

·         A searchable database of teacher-generated service-learning lesson plans

·         Toolkits for organizing campus-wide waste reduction campaigns


Visitors may register (for free) to download and use materials, contribute new ideas, and more.


Feedback is welcome to help improve this new website.



Nate Ivy


Service-Learning Lead CalServe Region 4 |

Service-Learning Waste Reduction Project |


Alameda County Office of Education

313 W. Winton Ave., Room 220

Hayward, CA 94544-1198

Ph: 510.670.4283

Fax: 510.670.4578


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The CalServe Network posts news and updates of interest to the service-learning field in California. News and updates are drawn from the CalServe List Serve and the National K-12 Service-Learning List Serve and various other sources.