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W.H. Cushing - 2011

Team Name: Earth Rangers

Team Type: Club

Campaign Goal:

To reduce the amount of snack packaging

What did we do?

  • We had meetings
  • We made plans
  • We had each teacher record the amount of waste students were bringing from their snacks
  • The Earth Rangers went around to each class and promoted the challenge of shrink your waste
  • Teachers recorded the amount of garbage that was collected from snack for two weeks
  • Parents were notified about challenge through our weekly learning log
  • A prize was given to the class with the most improvement

The Best Part

Seeing the students so engaged in participating in positive change


Consistency of teachers involved over the 3 years

Comments about the Campaign

  • They thought it was an excellent initiative!
  • Parents showed interest in being involved. Parents saw it as a worth while cause.
  • Students were excited and engaged and showed ownership.

Did We Reach our Goal?

Each class has seen a decrease in waste. It is a work in progress but awareness has started.

What we are most proud of

How actively involved our students are during the DC meetings

What we are planning to work on next

More focus on reducing and less on just recycling!