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​​​​Resources for Educators

Recycling and Environmental Education can be fantastic additions to your classroom lesson plans or may simply be something you are interested in. A variety of disciplines can be featured in hands-on, integrated learning experiences for all age groups.
 
Below are links to Environmental Education sites or documents that can be used to enhance or supplement your classroom presentations or just give you something interesting to read.
 
Allegan County uses Kent County's Recycling Process Center for some of our recycling.  Please visit the Reimagine Trash website for acceptable items and educational information about single stream recycling.  
 
School groups or residents that are interested in a free educational tour of this facility can book a tour or contact Kent County at Kent County Recycling Education Site​.  The Kent County Recycling and Education Center is located at 977 Wealthy St., SW, Grand Rapids, MI.  This site is open to the public every Monday from 1:00-5:00pm.
 
  
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Environmental Kids Club with a wealth of resources
  
They have teamed up to produce a fun publication called “You Can Be an Energy Star: A Who’s Guide to Saving Our Planet for Who’s of All Shapes & Sizes” staring Horton the Elephant. You can order up to 300 of these free activity books for your school. Just click on “Publications” at the very bottom of the screen to go to the order page. There are also online games in the Kids section and other information.
  
Environmental education material
  
The new “Know it Before You Throw It” campaign stresses the importance of rinsing and drying all plastics before recycling, as contaminated samples can ruin an entire batch of recycling.

At a rate of 15%, Michigan currently has the lowest recycling rate in the Great Lakes Region, despite the 10-cent bottle deposit.

Check out this website for cool recycling information!
 
 
 
 

 Educational Material

 
  
  
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Disposing-of-E-Cigarette-Waste-FAQ-for-Schools-and-Others (1).pdf
  
Informational .pdf regarding the safe disposal of hazardous e-cigarette waste by schools and other public institutions.
 
 

 

 
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