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April 19, 2005
 
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Challenge yourself at the Planet Protectors Club for Kids, with activities and games. Trash in Water

"As a Planet Protector, your mission is to improve the world around you by making less trash. Planet Protectors also help other people learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle," with games and activities.
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/kids/planetprotectors/

Recycle City
A game, an interactive book, and other puzzles will teach you hundreds of ways a whole town can reduce, reuse, and recycle.
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/

Clean Sweep USA There's lots to learn about solid waste management: Make your own Garbage Pizza, make less waste in the first place with Waste Watchers, discover how backyard biology makes humus happen at the Compost Office, sort your garbage at Recycling Rules, supple power for a city at Energy to Burn, and visit the Landfill Lounge http://www.cleansweepusa.org/

Environmental Kids Club: Meet The Greens at PBSKids! Check out this great site for kids who are interested in looking after the planet! Features, games, downloads, songs, videos and an activity guide for some hands on activities!
http://meetthegreens.pbskids.org/
 

Empty Tin CanEEK ! Environmental Education for Kids
An electronic magazine for kids in grades 4-8 and created by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources where you can play recycler-opoly , or learn how to be a vermiculturist. http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/earth/recycle/index.htm
 

Are you quick enough to play the litterbug game? http://www.litterbug.org/

What's garbage, what's not, and where does it all go? Head to the Natural Resources Kids' Page, called Solid Waste and Recycling to find out.Recycle http://www.metrokc.gov/dnr/kidsweb/solid_waste_main.htm

If you still aren't sure, snoop around at What gets Made into What? http://www.co.larimer.co.us/natural/kidspages/endprod.htm
 

The Rotten truth about Garbage should expand your knowledge. Try visiting:
What is garbage?...A garbage timeline...There is no AWAY...Nature Recycles... and
Making Choices http://www.astc.org/exhibitions/rotten/rthome.htm

 

Read all about the equipment used at a landfill...Landfill Equipment Garbage Truckhttp://www.co.larimer.co.us/natural/kidspages/bigtrucks.htm
 

Empty Aluminum cansWhat is the Decomposition Dilemma faced at a landfill? http://www.co.larimer.co.us/natural/kidspages/decomp.htm

Play Garbage Graveyard Game to see how much you know. http://www.co.larimer.co.us/natural/kidspages/gravyd.htm

It's Time to Take a Tour:
Scrap Yard http://www.mchenry.k12.il.us/behr.html
Compost facility http://www.mchenry.k12.il.us/thelen.html

Landfill
http://www.mchenry.k12.il.us/countryside.html
 

Help GarBab sort his trash with the Trash 4Kids Sort it Out Game http://trash4kids.org/siogame.html

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Incredible facts about waste and waste reduction Finger Pointing
http://www.metro-region.org/article.cfm?ArticleID=5507

What to do about e-waste, from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality...
http://www.deq.state.id.us/waste/prog_issues/haz_waste/ewaste.cfm

Idaho Online Recycling Directory
http://www.deq.state.id.us/waste/recycling/recycle_home.cfm
 

Read a book

The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/reduce/catbook/index.htm
 

Kids Trash Patrol Find out how one elementary school deals with trash! http://www.orgsites.com/la/kidstrashpatrol/
 

Waste no Words Crossword Puzzle. http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/kids/games/crossword/index.htm
 

BatteryRechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation Recycle your old cell phones and used portable rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras, and remote control toys. RBRC recycles the following battery chemistries: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead* (Pb).
Lesson Plan http://www.rbrc.org/school/index.html
 

Here you'll find ideas for hands-on projects, Samplers and WebQuests. Activities Teachers Version Crayon Recycling, Garbage Pizza, Landfill in a Bottle, and more lesson plans. http://trash4kids.org/activitiesT.html
 

The Rotten Truth about Garbage is an on-line exhibition that takes an in-depth look at the complex issues surrounding municipal solid waste.
Includes activities and a list of online resources http://www.astc.org/exhibitions/rotten/rthome.htm
 

Clean Sweep for Educators These lessons provide ideas for web-directed research and in-class activities.
Energy to Burn, Understanding Waste to Energy
Compost Office, All About Composting, Reduce Landfill Volume While Providing a Valuable Soil Supplement
Recycling Rules, Understanding Recycling and a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
Landfill Lounge A Sanitary Landfill Lesson
and more... http://www.kab.org/kids/educators.htm
 

Related websites from Annenberg/CPB Learner.org http://www.learner.org/exhibits/garbage/related.htmlRoadside Garbage

Energy Education Resources from Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/eer/recycle.html

Department of Energy Waste Management Website
http://www.em.doe.gov/pages/emhome.aspx
 

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