This month in Mr. Blick and Mr. Lauze’s class at Adam Roberston Elementary School we are starting a waste free lunch challenge! When we did a garbage audit in October and January we noticed there are still many wrappers, cling wrap and plastic bags that are thrown out. There is also food waste! Perfectly good … Continued
Beyond Recycling Blog
On January 7, 2020, students in Ms. Gadbois’ grade 4/5 class started a new Beyond Recycling project, looking at the lifecycle of six everyday products: pencil jeans battery glass bottle soccer ball aluminum can The students worked in small groups to create a class presentation that showcased the lifecycle of their product, looking at the … Continued
Students at Frank J Mitchell Elementary School got their hands dirty learning how to recycle scrap paper into fantasticly colourful new paper.
Students at Frank J. Mitchell Elementary School explored the hidden life of common place items such as soccer balls, aluminum cans and jean pants.
Grade ⅚ students from Kootenay Orchard in Cranbrook did their part earlier this month to reduce the amount of single use plastics they use. After a Beyond Recycling lesson called “It’s A Plastic World”, students were shocked at the amount of single use plastics used in our everyday lives, and even more shocked that so … Continued
This week two classes from Adam Robertson Elementary school and one class from Prince Charles Secondary School visited the Creston landfill to get an idea of what happens to our waste after we throw it away. The students have learned all about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling but they didn’t know about additional waste diversion strategies … Continued
How can we have a more Sustainable Christmas?
On December 3, 2019, the students of Ms. Gadbois’ grade 4/5 class set up a (mostly) people powered paper factory, just in time to create some homemade paper for Christmas gifts. Previous Beyond Recycling lessons had introduced the students to the idea that all products we use have a lifecycle, from extraction of raw materials, … Continued
FJMES students travel to Cranbrook to learn more about the three R’s and why they are so important.
All the grade six students at Isabella Dicken Elementary School in Fernie, British Columbia went on an adventure to explore where their garbage and recycling goes. As part of the Beyond Recycling Waste Field Trip students hopped onto a school bus to Cranbrook. Staff from the Regional District of the East Kootenay then toured students … Continued