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In addition to the resources provided by the Department of Sanitation, GrowNYC has a program called Recycling Champions you might want to try at your school. In their words,

The NYC DOE Sustainability Initiative’s goal is to double the recycling rate by 2013.  Recycling Champions is here to help schools exceed that goal.  The turnkey resources available on this site are a result of our hands-on involvement with faculty, administration, students, custodians, and parents.

One of the Recycling Champions posters

Resources include

There’s tons of great information for teachers and administrators who want to implement better recycling programs in their schools. Check it out!

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Do you teach 5th grade? The New York State Department of Conservation has an annual Arbor Day contest, looking for the best Arbor Day Poster. The theme for this year’s contest is Trees Are Terrific in All Shapes and Sizes. Here’s last year’s winner:

All contest entries are due by January 12, 2012 so they can be judged and the winner announced before Arbor Day, which is April 27, 2012.

Check out the contest website for full rules and details as well as lesson ideas for your 5th grade class, tying into mathematics, science, and arts standards. You can also see winning posters for past years.

What amazing art will your students come up with?

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