The Five R's
One way many schools and districts are making a difference
with respect to sustainable resource use is by teaching and employing the concept of the five ecological “R’s,”: Reduce,
Reuse, Recycle, Rot, and Re-think. These concepts can help schools to teach reading, writing and
arithmetic, and to function in a more environmentally sound fashion -- and they can help transform your school.
Schools are becoming steadily more sustainable as they reduce the amount of office and school supplies they purchase; reuse as many materials as possible, recycle what can't be re-used; rot, or compost, organic waste such as lunch scraps and yard waste; and Re-think their relationship to the environment and health. And of course, the more you engage children in this process, the more they learn.
Learn more about why the 5 R's should be an essential part of your lesson plan!
November 3rd, 2011