I hope everyone’s school year is off to a raging start! So far this year we’ve covered how to make green and healthy improvements to our schools utilizing our Transportation and Food & Agriculture Pathways. Don’t forget to share with us the actions that YOUR school took– we can’t wait to see what you did! For the month of November, in honor of America Recycles Day on the 15th, the Pathway of the Month will be Waste Management. The U.S. may be just 5% of the world’s population, but did you know we generate the most pounds of trash per person per day?? That’s about 4.6 lbs of trash per person!!  Scarier yet, it’s estimated that about 10% of that is plastic waste.  So, now, your challenge:  What is THE most creative use of re-purposing plastics or diverting trash from the landfill your school can create?

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