Whether you are a student or a parent, you can play a significant role in making the environment clean. There are easy steps you can take to make a difference, and you can help the entire community.
You can make an impact by volunteering at local charities or by getting involved in fundraising events. These types of activities are great ways to raise awareness and help the environment.
Recycling is one of the easiest ways to make the environment cleaner. Check your university’s recycling scheme, and ask about the availability of recycling bins around campus.
Another way to reduce waste is to purchase earth-friendly products for school supplies. Some universities have even invested in energy-efficient electronics and lighting.
If you want to get your students excited about becoming more environmentally conscious, you can create a recycling club. Members can sort cafeteria packaging, raise money for earth-friendly organizations, and help create a green cleaning plan for the school.
To create a more eco-friendly school, you can implement the Green Schools Alliance’s initiatives. The Green Education Foundation has many great resources for schools.
Students can also advocate for green cleaning programs, and share ideas with other schools. They can start by organizing a scavenger hunt to raise awareness about recycling.
For more ideas, check out the Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide. This guide, available through PLT’s Shop and through PLT’s professional development workshops, includes fifty field-tested activities.
Students can also help prevent asthma by using proper cleaning methods. For example, they can ensure their bathroom sinks and faucets are clean. Also, they can learn how to identify hazards in household cleaning products.