Recycling & Solid Waste Management

Wondering what can and cannot go in that pesky bin in the classroom? Or how to get rid of that VCR that's taking up space? Use Recycle Ann Arbor's guide find out!

 

Composting

Setting Up a Worm Bin

Interested in seeing how (or having!) worms eat your garbage? We have a simple how-to guide to setting up a worm bin in the classroom.

Schoolyard Composting

Interested in building a compost pile at your shool? Here are some tips on how to get started.

 

Waste Watcher Comic Series

What happens when you release waste-watching superheroes in Ann Arbor? Find out by reading through these comics below. Use this in the classroom to incorporate creativity, language arts, and saving the environment! You can even have your class create their own superheroes. They explore topics from home toxins to the story of the unsmelly bus.

 

Green Chemistry

Taking Green Chemistry into the Classroom

Beyond Benign has taken a leadership role in developing high-quality green chemistry units. These lessons address current education standards while pushing students to explore realms of environmental ethics and sustainable development from an interdisciplinary perspective. Take a look at their classroom-tested, cutting-edge green chemistry curricula by clicking here.

Michigan's GC Clearinghouse

Learn about the basic principles of Green Chemistry and Michigan's commitment to advancing green chemistry education and development throughout Michigan. Click here.

 

Contact us at education@ecocenter.org

Published on March 23, 2017

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