Don't Waste It!
Don’t Waste It! is an educator guide to waste management, recycling, composting, and waste reduction, which includes 11 lessons covering five themes: municipal solid waste, recycling, plastics, composting, and landfills.
Developed by Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling in North Carolina, Don’t Waste It! is expanding through the southeast. SEEA has been awarded an environmental education grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create state-specific versions of the guide and then host in-person and virtual training opportunities for educators across the southeast to learn the curriculum.
Don't Waste It!
The Don’t Waste It! project will help current and future educators understand the systems for solid waste management, recycling, and composting in their state. We're excited to provide educators across the southeast region with resources and lessons to share this knowledge with students and inspire their local communities to get involved with composting, recycling, and other waste reduction activities.
Contact Don’t Waste It! Project Coordinator Lauren Pyle for more information about this project, or get in touch with Kentucky Don’t Waste It! facilitators by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t Waste It! is for both formal and non-formal educators with lessons for Pre-K to 12th graders that can easily be adapted for adult audiences. Each lesson includes a group activity, independent practice, extensions, and additional activities.
Build your solid waste and recycling content knowledge, get hands-on with the lessons, and receive a copy of Don’t Waste It! by attending an upcoming workshop.