Mr. Broderick’s grade five class had an up close look at The Golden Landfill and The Golden Bottle Depot this past fall. Carmen Fennell, Waste Reduction Facilitator from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District was our fantastic tour guide. The first thing Carmen taught us after getting off the bus was that the landfill is no … Continued
Beyond Recycling Blog
Canyon Lister Elementary School is doing a number of interesting projects to reduce the amount of waste at their school! They are doing a school wide compost, litter free lunches and investigating the litter that ends up on the school grounds.
Mr. Mcanerney’s class got down to business – the paper recycling business. Right before the holidays, the grade 6 students at TM Roberts took what they’ve been learning with Wildsight and put it into action, making recycled paper from used paper scraps. The students have been learning about all the resources and processing involved in … Continued
Beyond Recycling has landed at TM Roberts school in Cranbrook. Mr. Mcanerney’s grade 6 class is learning all about waste, water, energy, transportation and more in this 20+ lesson program. In exciting, engaging and enlightening lessons, the students will answer questions like “What happens when we throw away stuff?”, “Is this recyclable?”, “What’s the best … Continued
The problem: Students at RSS were throwing Plastics into the garbage. The Solution: Students made bins to Recycle Plastic containers and plastic bags. Sounds simple right? Well, it all started when the Gr. 5/6 class were amazed during the Garbology lesson. So much plastic was in their garbage, 12 000 cubic cm, or 12 L … Continued
Today the students from Ms. Kauffman’s class had the opportunity to make their very own homemade granola bars. Students were inspired to create a litter free snack for school after having the “Garbologist” uncover granola and snack wrappers in the class garbage. The cooking experience was so fun and the results were super yummy! While … Continued
At Canyon Lister Elementary School we have be exploring how electricity is made. We use it all the time in our day to day life but don’t often think about the energy and infrastructure behind our electricity.
Has waste changed throughout human history? We fired up the time machine to find out!
What happens to all that stuff we throw “away”? How much of our waste can be diverted from our local landfill by reducing, reusing, repairing, refusing, rethinking and recycling? We took a tour to find out more!