Beyond Recycling Blog
Have you ever sorted through your garbage? Really – have you? We did it this week as we had a special visit from a Garbologist to the Beyond Recycling program, and we found AMAZING things. Students were surprised to see that there were so many ziploc bags in the garbage, and we estimated that there … Continued
We made recycled paper to keep from cutting down so many trees. First, we collected used paper to recycle. Then we tore it up, soaked it in water and put it in the blender. We screened the pulp and flattened it out. We patted it with Sponges to get rid of the water. We rolled … Continued
Question & Answer Game! We took the RDCK “Recycling Guide” pamphlet and we all wrote questions. The answers had to be in the pamphlet. We got into 2 teams. A question would be picked out of a hat. If the team got the answer right they got a point! It was a interesting fun and … Continued
Professor Betty Lovestrash and her Assistant Garbologist analyze Blewett School’s garbage. We took the garbage from our whole school and sorted it on a tarp, The sorting piles were “compostables” “recyclables” “re-useables” “food waste” and real “Garbage”. We discovered that the biggest amount of garbage was PAPER TOWELS! -written by Maddy R. and Blewett Grade4/5
The first lesson was held at Blewett School, in Ms. Gingrich’s grade 5 class, on November 23rd, 2011. We are looking forward to a great year!
Just a very positive from us at Glenmerry school in TRAIL. The bottle Depot in Trail is so awesome for doing our cans, juice boxes, and bottles recycling. The set up is great for sorting, counting, and organizing yourself. They have a lone stainless steel table available with tons of large plastic bins to hold … Continued
We have been looking at the Trues Cost of Food. Not just what you pay at the grocery store, but all the IMPACTS on the Earth, from pesticides to transportation emissions. There are lots of ways to reduce this cost on the Earth. We can grow our own food, buy food from farmers’ markets, and … Continued