free waste prevention education for lane county students

As the new school year approaches, we’re geared up to inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of sustainability leaders. BRING’s K-12 waste prevention education program encourages students to think critically about their consumption habits and adopt sustainable practices from an early age. Armed with knowledge and enthusiasm, they’ll become champions of recycling and waste reduction in their school and at home.

Each engagement is free of charge and includes activities and interactive discussions on how to build healthy relationships with people and the natural world.

Worms (Grades K–2)

Students are introduced to composting through story time and hands-on observation of our traveling worm habitat. Our educator will read Diary of a Worm with your classroom and discuss how worms contribute to nature’s way of recycling.

Field Trips (Grades 3–12)

Locations: Glenwood Transfer Station, Short Mountain Landfill, BRING Planet Improvement Center. Locations may be scheduled individually or combined.

 Students get up-close to trash and recycling after it is thrown “away.” Tours of Lane County’s Glenwood Transfer Station and Short Mountain Landfill illuminate the journey our garbage and recycling take after leaving your home and school. Round out your trip at BRING’s Planet Improvement Center to see reuse in action.

Classroom Presentations and Activities (Grades 3–12)

Invite our educator into your classroom to explore one or more concepts of waste prevention. From reuse and recycling to food waste reduction and the circular economy, lesson plans will foster connections between natural resources and consumption, as well as explore ways students can change behaviors to have a positive impact on the world around them. Classroom presentations may also be scheduled in conjunction with field trips for extended learning.

Career and Technical Education (Grades 9–12)

Students learn about the different components of the circular economy, such as design for durability, recycling, repurposing, and examine case studies of companies that have successfully implemented circular economy practices. Classrooms are also introduced to careers in Sustainable Materials Management.

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