Recycling teaching assistance
Field trip ideas
Educational resources and tools
Graphics, music, recycled art
Equipment and guidelines for organizing recycling programs and
2009 Recycled Sculpture Contest
Click here to
view photos of the winning entries.
Discover Recycling Fair
Organize a Recycling
Click here for more
information on this annual event held every
(small and large), program and coordination assistance, banners
and promotional materials. Click
here for Recycling
Fundraisers -- coordinate or donate.
Guide and Teacher Kit
available from the state
Department of Health (DOH). This link will take
you to the DOH website. Contact Jennifer Tosaki
at 586-4226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
recycling container vendors.
MENSA PROJECTS --There's genius in recycling, and we
want to encourage such creative thinking and application
with our kids. Select from a list of project ideas for
your school and classroom. Request assistance through the
Teaching Partner program and earn rewards for the participating
students. See information on Recycling Teaching Partners
below. For student rewards, complete and submit a project
completion form. Rewards will be sent to the teacher for
distribution to their students. Rewards include a recycled
duffle tote bag made of 100% plastic soda bottles containing
cool stuff -- freebie coupons, CD’s, recycled products.
and reports submitted by teachers and students
Click here for a printable
Art Projects Guide.
has compiled a list of qualified Recycling Teaching Partners
(RTP) that are available to come to your school to assist
in educating, motivating or coordinating recycling activities.
The RTP is paid directly by the City or supported through
private-sector sponsors (Castle & Cooke Hawaii is the
current sponsor). Schools can request Recycling Teaching
Partners’ assistance for up to $500 per school. Here’s
what you do: 1) Think about a recycling project or activity
you would like to do in your classroom or on your campus.
Some project ideas are presented above in the Recycling
Projects section or propose your own project. 2) Review
the list of qualified Recycling Teaching Partners, and
select the one you want to assist you to coordinate or
enhance your recycling project. 3) Complete the Recycling
Project Proposal Form and submit it to the City.
Project Proposal form (Request for RTP)
Teaching Partner overview
Teaching Partner projects in the works
Recycling Education Performances
It Starts with a Can
Recycling Education Workshops
Waikiki Worm - Vermicomposting
Hawaii Nature Center
Recycling Field Trips
Customize a Tour
de Trash for your class or sign up for a scheduled tour.
Special teacher tour coordinated annually in April.
Recycle Hawaii Teacher
Kits were distributed to every school in Hawaii to the school
library or resource center. The kits include curriculum guides,
videos, slide shows, interactive CDs. See your school librarian
or call the City's Recycling Office at 768-3200.
books, games, project kits, educational websites, online
Have fun and take
the Opala IQ Quiz.
You can tour this site's web pages through the questions, and
if you're very opala akamai, you could qualify for the Opala
Video, PowerPoints, Music
creating your own flyers, posters, newsletters or inserting
into papers and reports.
Video clips of
TV spots on recycling and illegal dumping.
PowerPoint presentations on
recycling, waste management.
songs written and performed by Henry Kapono, Jack
Johnson and the Lava Jam Band. Music, lyrics and guitar chords.
Recycled Art - photos
from the City's award-winning Art of Recycling Calendar series.
Hawaii Foundation is a non-profit organization founded
by Jack Johnson that supports environmental education in
the schools and communities of Hawaii. The Kokua
Festival is the Kokua Hawaii Foundation's annual benefit
event that brings together environmental organizations, eco-friendly
businesses, musicians, artists, teachers and community leaders
to promote environmental awareness in Hawaii.
Getting People to
Do the Right Thing - or how to get more people to do more
of the right things to protect our environment. Learn
about Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr's approach in community-based