Passing the Message R-R-R: Reduce - Reuse - Recycle


in Theory

Earths limited natural and biological resources.

“Waste”, definition.

Positive environmental impact of R-R-R and what I / We can do to help.

The R-R-R action goes well together with some other actions like Transports At and Around Our School (3:09), SOS (3:01), IDEAS (3:02), Clean Up the World (3:03), Water For Life (3:08).

Step by Step

Set an R-R-R committee to organise a campaign at school and/or community level.

Invite community agencies and experts to the school to give talks on the topic of “waste”.

Find out how you can help and publicise (posters, letters to the newspaper, etc.).

Get your school and parents concerned and involved.

Contact enterprises that will further handle the recyclable materials (paper, glass, plastics, batteries etc).

Plan for fundraising R-R-R, ask the local government agencies and enterprises for money, material, etc.

in Action

Explain and discuss why we must reduce, reuse, and recycle. Create awareness by having lectures and debates.

Visit a city dump, tour a recycling plant.

Learn about the benefits of compost, learn about the processes involved, and (if not already exising) inaugurate a compost at your school. Appoint responsible class and students.

Include an “Ecoavantgarde Fashion Show” – use costumes and decorations made of “waste”.

Set up recycling stations within school. Designate bins to collect recyclable materials (paper, glass, plastics, batteries, etc).

Encourage recycling and second hand shops for eg. clothes, books. Could be a part of the school’s fundraising!

Report to the school and the local media, use photos.