A lot of what you do everyday creates waste. Have you ever wondered what you can do to reduce waste? By better understanding waste issues and changing your habits, you can be an environmental steward. Watch Kelsey's 3 Rs, one of the student winners of EPA's Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice video competition, and see how you can make a difference.

Setting Up Zero Waste and Composting Programs

These articles provided by Eco-Cycle will help you get started:

Go Green Initiative

The mission of the Go Green Initiative is to provide schools, homes, businesses and organizations of all kinds with the tools and training they need to create a “culture of conservation” within their community.

The Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Stuff is one of the most widely viewed environmental-themed short films of all time. Watch The Story of Stuff or The Story of ElectronicsThe Story of Stuff Project was created by Annie Leonard to leverage and extend the films' impact.

Sample Recycling Curriculum

Lessons in Sustainable Waste Management, a recycling and solid waste curriculum, was originally developed as part of a solid waste planning effort for Chaffee, Custer, and Lake Counties, prepared by LBA Associates, Inc., and the Colorado Association for Recycling.

Lessons in Sustainable Waste Management (PDF 16MB)

The lessons target Grades 3–5. These lessons have been selected from publicly available sources and modified as necessary for consistency with format and clarity, and to address Colorado learning standards.

Recycle-Bowl Competition

Show off your best moves in this nationwide recycling competition for K-12 schools.

America Recycles Day

November 15 is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.

College & University Resources

CURC College & University Recycling Coalition
Post Landfill Action Network