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Educational & Incentive Recycling



The African American Environmentalist Association (AAEA)
Founded in 1985, The African American Environmentalist Association (AAEA) is a national, nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting the environment, enhancing human, animal and plant ecologies, promoting the efficient use of natural resources and increasing African American participation in the environmental movement.

America Recycles Day
This America Recycles Day, November 15, EPA recognizes our nation’s progress on recycling, which has contributed to American prosperity. The recycling rate ha smore than tripled over the last 30 years to the
current rate of 34 percent, and this steady growth has created jobs and wages for Americans, and has supported community development. For example, according to our most recent data, recycling and reuse activities in the United States created 757,000 jobs and produced $36 billion in wages in a single year.

The Bottle Store - Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Plastic Containers
You can play a huge role in making a real difference. There are things that you can do at home, at school, or even while spending time in the backyard that can help conserve energy, reduce waste, and ensure that we take good care of the environment.

Custom Boxes Now!
Teaching Kids About Recycling: A kid - oriented recycling resource guide.

EPA Education and Outreach
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created this website to help inthe classroom.

Global Footprint Network
Global Footprint Network is pleased to announce a new EcologicalFootprint Calculator! Currently we have calculators available for the U.S. andAustralia, with more countries being added all the time. Check out this websiteto see how your living habits relate to your use of the planet'sresources.

Imagination Factory- Trash Matcher
Quickly find an art or recycling activity based upon the materialsyou plan to use.

MDEQ Environmental Educational
You can learn something about Michigan's environment and themany ways that you can care for it. New resources are added to this site everyday that promote environmental education.

Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC)
The MRC is working to Advanced recycling and resourceconservation in Michigan.

Midland Volunteers for Recycling
Midland Volunteers For Recycling and the City of MidlandLandfill offer FREE environmental programs and tours. MVFR and theLandfill are located on East Ashman between Waldo and Rockwell roads. To schedulea tour for your students call Esther Seaver at 989.631.1668 or e-mail can accommodate one or two buses per visit.

Recycling Calculator
Making an effort to conserve is something we can all do to helpimprove the environment and end the dangerous changes that threaten the planet.The tools on this website help you assess how you consume resources suchas energy and water so that you can live a greener lifestyle.

Recycle City
This EPA website will help you learn how recycling reduces wasteand saves money. Find out where all the garbage goes. Also play the 'DumptownGame.'

School Gardens
School gardens provide children with an ideal outdoor classroom! Within asingle visit to a garden, a student can record plant growth, studydecomposition while turning a compost pile, and write a short essay. Gardensalso provide students with opportunities to make healthier food choices, learnabout nutrient cycles, and develop a deeper appreciation for the environment,community, and each other. The California Integrated Waste Management Boardoffers resources to school gardens related to compost, recycled-content gardensupplies, free supplies and more.

School Waste Management Education andAssistance
The California Integrated Waste Management Board (Board) believes that througheducation, current and future waste generators will respect and conservenatural resources by making informed waste prevention choices. The Board'sOffice of Education and the Environment (OEE) provides standards-based K-12curriculum and assistance for schools and districts. The OEE works with localagencies to promote waste management education in local schools and informalsettings, such as science centers and museums. The Board's Office of LocalAssistance continues to assist school districts in developing waste reductionprograms and addressing other solid waste management needs.

U-Pack Moving - Saving Money &the Environment: A Kid's Guide to Recycling
Kids can be an enormous help when it comes to recycling. Apartfrom simply helping to sort items into the right bins, you can also make peopleaware of recycling. Kids can ask parents or teachers to help organize arecycling event in their neighborhood. This website has ideas on howkids can be involved with recycling along with other links for more ideason how kids can get involved with recycling.

World Environmental Organization Recycling Data Base
Find ways to give new life to things that might otherwise end upin the trash. Use the World Environmental Organization Recycling Data Base tolearn how to reuse common household items. Just click on an item listedon the data base page to learn how to reuse it.