Waste Management: Lesson plans/Activities

Don’t Waste Waste Game

Are you a pro at separating your waste? Through Don’t Waste Waste’s new Game, you will learn everything there is to know about it and how YOU can make a difference to your surroundings. Whilst competing, you will increase your knowledge in environmental awareness, the importance of recycling and how you could adopt eco-friendly initiatives. If you get to the top, you will become a recycling master. Are you up for the challenge? Come on, don’t waste waste, play the game! http://dontwastewaste.gov.mt/game/ 

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Eco-Gozo Resources

Various resources for schools available here

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Making seed paper

When is a recycled product better than the original? When it’s paper that turns into flowers. Here is a good way to recycle used paper and make a beautiful greeting card for someone special. Make your own artsy paper that has wildflower seeds in it! Use colored markers to paint a design or message on it. Give it to someone special to plant in a pot or in the ground. Keep it wet and warm, and it will “recycle” into something far better than old, used paper. This site was suggested by Peyton Vogel and her friends

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It’s Time to Help! – Joint effort between Eco-Schools to produce resources

The major stimulus to launch the project „It´s Time to Help” (ITTH) was the idea of international cooperation among European schools involved in Eco-School Programme. All these schools have realized the methodology concept of “Seven Steps of Eco-School”; however, each Eco-School under the conditions of their country and their climate regions.

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EAThink 2015 – Food Learning units

“EAThink2015 – eat local, think global” is a project that aims to enhance European students and teachers critical understanding and active engagement on global development challenges with a specific focus on food security and sovereignty, sustainable food systems and smallholder farming.

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Letter to Students from Bishop Grech on the Occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Bishop Mario Grech wrote a letter to children about the Environment on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which Pope Francis wishes to be celebrated by the Catholic Church, in communion with the Orthodox Church, on the 1st of September starting from this year.

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MARLISCO educational material on marine litter targeting formal & non-formal educators

Within MARLISCO the educational material “Know Feel Act! To Stop Marine Litter” has been prepared to inform, sensitise and enable European teachers and students to take action to tackle the problem of litter in our seas and coasts. The material has been designed to primarily serve youth aged 10-15 yrs, but can be used also by educators outside the formal schooling system.

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Biology Fieldwork – Plastic Oceans and Coastal Fieldwork

The DQSE Biology syllabus indicates the use of diverse fieldworks during the scholastic year. The idea of introducing a coastal fieldwork arose from the need to expose Biology students to the theory and practice of coastal and marine ecosystems.

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Consumer Classroom – also in Maltese…

Consumer Classroom is a new collaborative website for teachers about consumer education. It provides free, high quality resources for teachers along with interactive and collaborative tools to help teachers prepare lesson plans to share with students and other teachers from across the EU. Sign Up now on www.ConsumerClassroom.eu

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Re-thinking progress – The Circular Economy

There’s a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. ‘Re-Thinking Progress’ explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works – designing products that can be ‘made to be made again’…

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Drinking water – Tap water or bottled water

In this lesson, students are asked to consider the sustainability of a common, everyday practice (choosing the source of their drinking water). They will use sustainability criteria and research data to work collaboratively in evaluating the truth about the two drinking water options. By doing so, they will learn that calling something sustainable is not just a guess, but is based on a model that results in conclusive and measurable results.

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EkoSkola f’Tagħna t-Tfal – Frar 2013

This time, Mandy and Raymond went to the market with their aunt Lily. They were happily singing about the importance to eat fruits and vegetables everyday. During a short discussion between the vegetables we hear about how we can avoid using plastic bags and why. And how about the stamp Raymond discovered on the eggs, that is, before he made an omelete out of them…?

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The Ugly Journey of Trash

This is a poster which depicts in one page what happens to trash, where it goes and how it effects the sea and life within and around.  A really sad story… This poster is part of the campaign Project Aware. Click here to download the poster of The Ugly Journey of Trash in PDF format.  

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EkoSkola f’Tagħna t-Tfal – Ottubru 2012

We are now back in school after the holidays. Are we doing our best to avoid effecting the environment negatively with our actions? Are we taking care to take our lunch in a lunch box, avoiding all sorts of wrapping?Are we using a reusable water bottle instead of a disposable one, throwing it away? Let’s check our actions…

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The Earth Dog Story – Earth Dog returns to Save the Environment

The Earth Dog Story, first published in 1992, returns as an app in iTunes and an eBook as part of the U.S. Department of Energy environmental outreach program with Weekly Reader. Earth Dog is a superhero who teaches kids about taking care of the environment.

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Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth

This book by Patty Born Selly, Published by Redleaf Press helps to educate young children about the environment through experience and play. These activities encourage children to develop a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for nature.

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Road to Rio + 20 workbook – Activities and Lesson plans

This publication is designed to introduce young people to the issues that will be central to Rio+20, by first providing you with a useful context of the project (Part 1 -Overview) and then moving forward to what you and the young people you work with can do as part of a classroom or youth group activity (Part2 – Activities & Lessonplans).

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Games Page on the United States Environmental Protection Agency

This webpage contains links to loads of games, videos and quizzes related to the environment, energy, water, mystery solving, science, recycling, waste and much more…

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Shout about waste

Shout about is Friends of the Earth’s annual activity project for 11-13 yr olds who want to get active on environmental issues. Shout About activity packs available.

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Sesame Street Song – Ronnie Trash “It’s Yours and Mine”

A song about trash suitable for lower primary classes.  Video with sesame street character is also entertaining.

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How to Ban Plastic Bags in Your Community – Young Voices on Climate Change

High-school students successfully campaigned to ban plastic bags in their city of Santa Monica. This was one of the first cities that banned plastic bags in the United States. The entire country of China has banned plastic bags

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Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, and Disposal of Products

Students are surrounded by “stuff” – from blue jeans to the latest cell phone – in their everyday lives. Pique your students’ natural interest in stuff with interdisciplinary, standards-aligned lessons that will build 21st century skills

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GreenPak Coop

GreenPak links industry and the community through promoting producer responsibility and recycling education.

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Christmas decorations from used plastic bottles

  San Gorg Preca College, Paola Primary A made these decorations for Christmas.  They decorated the school corridors with them and some parents even decorated their houses with them too.

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Eco Keeco

Eco Keeco is a story about protecting the environment. Peter is constantly making a mess, stealing flowers, and knocking down trashcans, all because of his jealousy towards Marina and her friendship with Tony.

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