Waste Reduction Week for Schools

2014 WRW Program for Schools


School is the perfect place to practice waste reduction. Students who learn about waste in their classrooms or run their own composting or recycling programs will be able to teach their families about how to minimize waste.

The Waste Reduction Week in Canada School Kit and Poster are a great starting point for any educator who wants their school to reduce the amount of waste they are producing as well as providing students with valuable curriculum based lessons that can become habits of a lifetime.

Why not register your school for WRW? Your school's waste reduction activities will be listed on the national website with others from across the country to show that you are making an effort to minimize Canada's waste.

Get your classes involved in the Ease My Load campaign! It's easy - download a cut-out of Atlas and include him in your 3Rs activities. Make a short video or a digital picture, and upload them to our website. We will share your videos and pictures with other schools from across Canada and the world. Click here for all the details.

Or get your school involved in RCBC's Waste Free Lunch Challenge; a resource kit designed to promote the active practice of waste reduction principles.   

Canadian students from kindergarten to post secondary can get involved in the Recycle My Cell Challenge by making sure that all our old and out-of-use cellphones, smartphones, PDAs, pagers and their batteries are properly recycled. We will give you everything you need to easily set up your own Recycle My Cell collection site. At the end of the year, we will announce the Recycle My Cell Challenge winners. Your school will not only be showcased on our website, our social media pages and in our press, you will be helping some great causes, and you could win some cool prizes. You will also have everything you need to continue your Recycle My Cell activities all year long.

Visit our main WRW page or email us at wrw@dev.rcbc.ca for more details.

We’d like to hear about your ideas and initiatives! If you have any special events planned in your community, let us know! RCBC would be happy to publicize these events to our members.

For further information on WRW and a complete list of past events and activities, please visit www.wrwcanada.com.

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Attention Grade 5 classes!

RCBC would like to invite you to take the Road to Zero Waste! This interactive kit is designed as a resource for teachers who wish to incorporate environmental education into their class curriculum. The program includes various activities that teach basic conservation and waste reduction, designed to meet the Prescribed Learning Outcomes for grade 5 students.

If you would like more information please email us at education@dev.rcbc.ca or visit our website at www.dev.rcbc.ca/education/road-to-zero-waste